Directed by David R. Ellis. Written by John Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale, David Koechner, Elsa Pataky, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Kevin McNulty, Rachel Blanchard, Todd Louiso and Lin Shaye.
Plot: snakes are released on-board a plane carrying a star witness and the FBI agent protecting him.
Sean (Phillips) witnesses a murder and boards a plane with Agent Neville Flynn (Jackson) to testify. There’s a storm, of course, and the murderer doesn’t want Sean to make it to L.A. so he doses a crate full of venomous snakes with pheromones to make them even deadlier. Then, they are time-released onto the plane and immediately start killing people. Suddenly, it’s up to Flynn, a flight attendent (Margulies), and several passangers to save themselves and each other.
DJ hated that the people in the movie kept saying poison instead of venom. But it really was as realistic as possible. I mean, some of the snakes were obviously fake, but that’s to be expected as well. This was almost 15 years ago now. The cast was good though. It was very funny. There were boob shots. And although they killed the poor little dog, you never really see anything, so it’s a good watch.
My score: 65. DJ’s score: 68.