David R Ellis’ odd premises oddly only face harsh criticism for being purposely-absurd, campy, silly, and illogical, of which they are knowingly. Yet, both Shark Night and this are quite creative in their set pieces, with a large cast of characters that make a memorable impression quickly by being developed via comedy. It affirms my stance that the one-style mainstream Hollywood can still do well is creative trash.
I think it's a better film than its reputation would lead you to believe. It does try to make its concept legitimately work, while still acknowledging its own absurdity. Then again, maybe that's the problem: if the filmmakers don't know if they care about what's going on, neither do we as viewers. It starts out entertaining, but gets repetitive and bogged down with too many one-dimensional characters.
A great film title and idea even if it is implausible as hell with an over-the-top Samuel L. Jackson saving most of the film as the rest of the film is filled with stereotypical characters who we all know will get killed except for the cute children (of course!). Had only the characters been better written and dialogue been more snappy it would have become a fun film - and CGI snakes are not scary.
This is so typical of Hollywood. However, for the sheer entertainment it procured me this needs a 5/5. As a film studies scholar I cannot but admire the trash of our film culture, but it is nonetheless truly and only fun time!
It was a bit pants and tacky at the start and a lot of it is quite UN-realistic, but i did get into it and enjoyed the more action packed bits. suppose a bit of a guilty pleasure. I Would however of liked to of know a bit more about what happened to the snakes at the end.