Film being Pure
Matthew Sanchelli - wrote on 09/20/07
I didn't see this movie until it came out on DVD. And interestingly enough, I didn't even rent it. I found it for a decent price at a used music and movie place near my old apartment in LA; so I bought it.
My first piece of what SoaP consisted of actually began before the movie was released. It was the music video and song by Cobra Starship called 'Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)'. In my own opinion, it was a very fun song with a great musical tone and it just had this adventurous feel to it as you listen to it that seems incredibly fitting (and this is even not having seen the movie yet).
I digress (which I do a lot).
So, I watched the movie and I thought it was very good. It was what it was. Again, not an award winner; but if you go into the movie just looking for entertainment value; I think it delivers. They didn't try to make it something it wasn't. They didn't even intentionally try to "cheese" it up or anything. They just made a fun movie because that's what they enjoy doing...making movies.
Last night I watched it with the feature commentary; that had the director, a couple producers, the special fx coordinator, and even Samuel L. Jackson. They were having the times of their lives talking about this movie and some of the back story of getting the movie made and everything. It all reminded me of the fun that my friends and I had (and have) when we're making our own movies.
That's what it's all about.
This movie didn't promise anything outside of what it told you. It's called Snakes on a Plane. And it delivered. You hear the title and you know immediately if it's something you're going to want to see, or not.