Have you ever watch a movie that is so deliberately cheesy it actually satisfyingly good? I had no idea I would have so much fun watching this movie, because I already knew the premise is so overblown with hype, I actually lowered my expectation so much -- until I watched it and totally had fun.
Sean (Nathan Phillips) is witnessing a brutal murder of prosecutor in Hawaii by Yakuza. Agent Flynn (Samuel L.Jackson) is escorting Sean to Los Angeles so he can be a witness in court, and they are taking a night plane when the Yakuza finds out which plane they are taking, and releases 500 poisonous snakes on board the plane. Death and chaos ensues, they have to save the rest of the passengers and survives. Directed by David R. Ellis.
This movie, dare I say, is phenomenal in a stupid weird cheesy hoo-haa kind of way. And that is a good thing. I laughed, I freaked out, and I cheered watching this movie. I guess this movie is a lot better than "Red Eye", "The Island" and "Transporter" trilogy. If you ever watched "Cellular", you might like it. But this movie, which I affectionaly called SoaP, is very light and entertaining, and not to mention fun. I know I hit a jackpot when my friend turned to me in the middle of the movie and said, "This movie is awesome!". Forget about the obvious title; we're not talking about a serious movie here. This is an action movie with a dash of comedy and horror splices into one. Especially when you are watching it with your friends, it would be fun experience. It was easy to got caught up with the moment, so when I watched the movie, I wasn't dissapointed. I yelled and cheered when Samuel L.Jackson screamed the iconic words, "I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfuckingplane!" Priceless.
The moviemakers are making a movie that mainstream fans wants, and that's a rare opportunity. Yes, this movie is indeed rocks. Not for everyone though, because it is so cheesy and seems cheap, it took away all the logics. And you don't need logic or brain to even viewing this film. What is important is that this movie put you in the edge of your seat and fun. Fast pacing, not boring, and simple, yet so complicated. I am so intrigued how the hell they came up with an idea for this movie, because it's very creative! And I really appreciate creativeness in whatever form as long it's entertaining. The only flaw is the acting, which is totally garbage. Heh. Yes, the acting is over the top and so totally bad, but I expected it. As long the direction, the music, the cinematography are in the right way, I might forgive it. Have a fun time watching this. Who knows? You might enjoy it.
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