Snakes on a Plane (2006, USA) C-105m. SCOPE ** D: David R. Ellis. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Keith Dallas, Lin Shaye, Gerard Plunkett. Much-hyped horror action thriller about Jackson, an FBI agent, who is protecting an important witness. On a continental flight they suddenly find themselves under attack by dozens of poisonous snakes. What sounds like the plot of a 70s AIRPORT sequel (that was too ridiculous to be made) becomes fairly exciting in latter half. With material this dumb they should have made a comedy, though. Trivia note: One of the first movies that thrived on internet buzz before release; it became so huge that producers found it necessary to arrange some reshoots to turn it from PG-13 material into an R-rated movie. Even so, it made little in returns.

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