YMMV / Snakes on a Plane

  • Awesome Music: "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)" by Gabe Saporta, before he founded Cobra Starship (in fact, the reason the band was named Cobra Starship was because he thought this would be a one-off alias for this soundtrack). It also features Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds, William Becket from The Academy Is... and Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes. The music video is pretty awesome too.
  • Complete Monster: Eddie Kim, in his very first scene, he beats a guy prosecuting him to death with a baseball bat, taunting him about how his son will grow up without a father. Then, to kill the witness to his crime, he releases the aforementioned snakes on the plane, killing dozens of people without a twinge of remorse for either the passengers killed by an entire swarm of venomous serpents or any potential collateral damage for a plane crash.
  • Ham and Cheese: Many people were initially surprised at Samuel L. Jackson agreeing to work on a movie like this.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Samuel L. Jackson is reporting directly to a superior who looks and sounds like Barack Obama should count.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Almost exemplified with Jackson's now (in)famous One-Liner: "Enough is enough! I have had it with these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' plane!" The line was written by fans online and placed into the movie as an Ascended Meme.
      • Definitely mutation: The original line is played in the music video at the end.
    • The title of the movie itself led to many variants, such as "Snakes on a Tit", "Snakes on a Dick", etc.
    • Some people have put pictures of snakes on plane graphs.
  • Moral Event Horizon: For Eddie Kim and his poisoner look above in the Complete Monster entry.
    • Kudos to the unnamed businessman who killed the dog in order to save his own skin.
  • Narm Charm: The movie is just so silly, but that makes it better.
  • Nightmare Fuel: If you're scared of snakes, this is a given.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The martial artist. People wished he got more scenes.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Almost certainly an intentional example.
    • The director initially wanted a more serious movie with "Snakes on a Plane" being a working title, but after seeing the title, Jackson requested to keep it and everything it entails. With all the free internet hype for a Ham and Cheese B-movie (and no interest otherwise), it was probably a wise decision as the original would likely fall into no better than So Okay, It's Average.
    • The song above is so god awful in the lyrics and video that by rights it should tank, but Cobra Starship are so self aware of how bad it is that given the tone of the film they pull it off.
  • Values Dissonance: The Hard Gay trope has become alot more common since this movie was made. It's doubtful that if it was made today a major gag would be that an effiminate man was straight.