Mar 27, 2020
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On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are getting these motherfucking snakes off this motherfucking plane in the snake-filled David R. Ellis snake film about plane snakes, Snakes on a Plane.
Did we mention there are snakes? Loads and loads of blood-thirsty snakes?
We kick off the inaugural episode of our monthly b-movie series with a movie that will go down in the annals of history as a film that’s clearly as fine as Citizen Kane, but with a whole lot less sleds.
We talk about what constitutes a b-movie for a bit. We’re pretty much in agreement with what it means to attain that fabled classification. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we’re going to be happy with what we’re going to subject ourselves to in the future.
But back to the plane. We marvel about how enjoyable this movie actually is despite it being something of a joke for most people. It may not have won any awards, but dang if this wasn’t a fun and silly movie. It’s a respectable hour and forty-five minutes and didn’t actually feel that long. Our hats are off to the always wonderful Samuel L. Jackson for helping to elevate this one to great heights and give it some legitimacy. If it weren’t for him, this would just be a movie full of dinguses who can’t keep themselves from being eaten.
In a movie about actual snakes on an actual plane, it had a decent look and some fine sound design to it. Say what you will about the story, this film was actually technically well-made. Let it never be said that a ridiculous film can’t shine bright.
(Recorded on March 25, 2020)
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There’s a button on that microwave that says “Snake.” Microwave manufacturers, why isn’t this a universal feature? Are you trying to get us all killed by snakes?