Snakes on a Plane
"Snakes On A Plane" by Yojimbo
Surely everybody has heard of this one after the blizzard of hype that surrounded it, as Samuel L. Jackson tries to fend off a 747 full of writhing, fanged death planted by a gangland boss to kill a witness against him. The whole concept is absolutely ridiculous but let's face it, that's the whole point. It's basically a creature feature crossed with an airborne disaster movie complete with the usual formula of motley crew of survivors, plucky air hostess, pointy teethed things leaping out at you left, right and centre, and a couple of pilots who might as well have expiration dates stamped on their foreheads. It's the kind of daft tongue in cheek exploitation movie that could've been one of those joke trailers in Grindhouse if it weren't actually real and it lives up to the title. It succeeds because thankfully there's no accompanying padding or bullshit; it jumps in with the action straight away and blasts along breathlessly without bothering with introducing the "characters" or soapy subplots. Just motherf**king snakes on a motherf**king plane. It could've done with a few more laughs but it's entertainingly stupid and handled efficiently enough to never bore. And as dumb as it is, it's still nowhere NEAR as dumb as Con Air...