Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, Mo'Nique, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Godfrey,
Missi Pyle, Ryan Pinkston, Brian Hooks, D.L. Hughley, Arielle
Kebbel Sommore, Sofia Vergara , John Witherspoon, and Gary Anthony
Directed by: Jessy Terrero
speaking? I laughed my lily-white ass off! Soul
Plane is hilarious. It's a funked-out Airplane-lite.
A silly stoo-pid fun movie not trying to prove anything to anyone.
Is it Blaxploitation? It's done by a multiracial staff of folks
- so I'm thinkin' no.
Plane's cliché' riddled humor continually steps over
da edge - no boldly long jumps over da edge with a blindfold and
arms flailing - crossing that oh-so-visable-invisible line between
acceptable 'In Living Color' "Look at the different races
being funny honey" comedy-style and blue-in-any-culture comedy
that rarely actually makes it to a screen! There's a snippet
by John Witherspoon known as "The Blindman & The Baked
Potato Scene" that'll go down in über-gross filmfare
Nashawn Ward (Kevin Hart) has a horrific experience
aboard a snooty airline. The result s an incredible 100 million
dollar court judgment.
We skip past any appeals
viola the man has started his own airline called NWA (hehehe).
The airline does things a tad differently. They transport urbanites
from the 310 to the 212 (Los Angeles to New York <-Caucasian
translation). The terminal, the crew and the craft are decked
out in less than F.C.C. shades of calming hues and regulatory
stuffamagal- the "help" aboard look like disco-era porn
stars (, the "security" agents are a bit too familiar
for those who may fly a lot
and the Captain earned his wings
aboard the silly purple plane, you'll be liquored up and able
to partake in the upstairs disco or Jacuzzi. It's like a Barbie
Plane but even more illogical; the disco shots look like the plane's
the size of a hanger! Hilarious.
Bottom line, black, white or orange skin toned, you wouldn't want
to fly this airline no how - no way - nowhere - period.
the heavy veneer of a sketch-show plot is a love story (naturally).
Seems NWA owner Nashawn's ex-true love Giselle (K.D. Aubert) is
aboard and they'll have to see if they can rekindle their affair.
Oh, and the pilot is going to get a little dead en route to the
east coast (again, naturally) so you'll be watching a flutter
of shenanigans of that sort.
are delicious dollops of chocolate flavored talent throughout
the film and even a Latin hotty (Sofia Vergara) for your viewing
pleasure. Tom Arnold shows up as the oblivious white guy Mr. Hunkee
-tah - and his loving family and gal pal (Missi Pyle) are perfect
micro-stereotypes of "the other culture." The lovely
Mo'Nique positively steals any scene she graces with her usual
energetic razor-sharp comic abilities and Kevin Hart - if he picks
scripts right - could be a permanent fixture in film. Snoop Dogg,
as the baked pilot, is a lot less believable than he was as his
recent impeccable showing in Starsky
and Hutch - but he's just too damn cool not to smile at.
Plane is plain old dumb fun. It's plotless, pointless, and
its characters are waterwafer thin. But it doesn't try to be logical,
smart or even politically correct. Soul Plane's an urban
comedy (meaning a dish of black stereotypes, lusting Latino stereotypes
with splashes of the token retro-White folks (crackers) on the
side stereotypes), so inevitably some people are gonna
be hating it. but it's an equal opportunity insulting laughterfest
at the expenses of stereotypes that are so blatant it's immediately
obvious the film is meant to tickle your politically correct-
lovin' funny bone, not to dog (g) homeys an' shit. Lighten up
and enjoy a really funny movie.
recommendation: A baked potato ...with sour cream and cilantro....I
just grossed myself out...see the film you'll get it.