History Film / SnakesOnAPlane

22nd Sep '16 5:53:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Flynn.
27th Jun '16 1:26:57 PM illbeback312
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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] ''Snakes on a Plane'' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] ''Snakes on a Plane'' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Snakes in reality act NOTHING like the snakes on this plane.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Snakes in reality act NOTHING like the motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane.



* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by snakes, he is forced to land the plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.

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* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by motherfucking snakes, he is forced to land the motherfucking plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.



* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the snakes on the plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after takeoff, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.

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* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after takeoff, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of motherfucking snakes onto a single motherfucking plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"



* KickTheDog: A quite literal example appears when the snakes are let loose on the plane and one businessman throws a SpoiledSweet's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its owner by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious, and to top it off it was a futile move as the massive snake swallowed it whole in less time than it took to throw the poor thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!

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* KickTheDog: A quite literal example appears when the motherfucking snakes are let loose on the motherfucking plane and one businessman throws a SpoiledSweet's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its owner by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious, and to top it off it was a futile move as the massive snake swallowed it whole in less time than it took to throw the poor thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!
26th Jun '16 5:20:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV. See IKnowMortalKombat above.

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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV.''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. See IKnowMortalKombat above.



* UnsatisfiableCustomer: When Paul the businessman is told that First Class is unavailable, he complains that he won't be able to reach his meeting on time. The stewardess snarks that the plane will arrive at the same time regardless of his seating arrangements. The blonde girl with the dog isn't much better, asking if it's safe.



* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the antivenom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
** The novelization actually has him tortured to death by a sexy, sadistic Triad assassin sent by his superiors. She chains him to a hotel bed and threatens to inject him with pure cobra venom, albeit after doing things to him that she claims will have him begging for the venom before she's through.

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the antivenom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
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chamber. The novelization actually has him tortured to death by a sexy, sadistic Triad assassin sent by his superiors. She chains him to a hotel bed and threatens to inject him with pure cobra venom, albeit after doing things to him that she claims will have him begging for the venom before she's through.
25th Jun '16 12:06:55 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* GoryDiscretionShot

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* GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]
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GoryDiscretionShot



* HandWave: The snakes' behavior reacted to giveaway leis sprayed with pheromones.
-->'''Neville''': Well, that's good news. Snakes on crack.

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* HandWave: HandWave:
** The entire plot rests on Kim having apparently exhausted every normal option in trying to kill Sean.
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The snakes' aggressive behavior reacted is attributed to the giveaway leis having been sprayed with pheromones.
-->'''Neville''': --->'''Neville''': Well, that's good news. Snakes on crack.



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday[=/=]GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]



* ItsTheOnlyWay: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"

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* ItsTheOnlyWay: ItsTheOnlyWay:
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{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"
14th Jun '16 8:19:43 PM Mdumas43073
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27th Mar '16 2:43:17 PM mlsmithca
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* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (what PhD isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.

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* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (what PhD [=PhD=] isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.
19th Mar '16 12:12:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Expy: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which, coupled with her love of tiny dogs, makes her an obvious one of Creator/ParisHilton.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which, coupled with her love of tiny dogs, makes her an obvious one of Creator/ParisHilton.
15th Feb '16 11:20:07 PM greed0
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GranTurismo. See IKnowMortalKombat above.

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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GranTurismo.VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV. See IKnowMortalKombat above.
10th Jan '16 6:49:56 AM Dravencour
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, Flynn is ophidiophobic. And man-oh-man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.
10th Jan '16 6:49:08 AM Dravencour
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.
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