Soul Plane
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 2, 2009
Are you afraid to fly? You will be after taking a ride on NWA. Because you may die of non-stop laughter.

"Soul Plane" has stereotypical, obnoxious characters; raunchy, offensive humor; and an outlandish, unrealistic plot - everything that a comedy should have. If you loved the disaster spoofs of the seventies and eighties such a "Airplane" and "Big Bus," then you will love this African-American version of the disaster epic "Airport."

"Soul Plane" has a racially diverse cast of very talented actors and rappers. Among my favorites are Snoop Dogg, MoNique, and Tom Arnold. Kevin Hart ("The Fifth Element") is Nashawn who is awarded 100 million in a lawsuit. (He got his buttocks stuck on a toilet seat while his plane was lifting off and saw his beloved dog get sucked into an engine.) He buys his own airline, NWA, which caters to African Americans. The plane is painted purple, its wheels have large silver chromed hub caps, and it bounces up and down on the runway. A disco and strip bar are on board. Also, the passengers are segregated into either a plush high class or a subway-like, no thrills low class. However, everyone is having fun until the pilot (Snoop Dogg) overdoses on drugs and dies.

I laughed from beginning to end. I laughed until my ribs hurt. Despite the laughter, my heart was warmed by the romantic story that unfolded in the background when Nashawn has a chance encounter with his ex-girlfriend Giselle. He realizes that love is more important than money.

However, for a few dollars, you can buy "Soul Plane" and have a few hours of non-stop laughter. This film is highly recommended for those who love hilarious spoofs, especially spoofs of disaster movies. "Soul Plane" is guaranteed to lift your spirits until you are soaring through the sky, leaving your problems on the ground.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2012
For me, this is the MOST FUNNIEST movie EVER. You can tell me that I have a low taste of comedy. I don't care. Of course, I do not expect this movie win an oscar. But I have never liked any winning oscar movie anyway. Do not judge... Do not over-analyze... Do not try to follow your logic. Just watch, enjoy and laugh!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
Wow. Okay, years after this came out I managed to not see it. I dodged this movie on purpose because I knew it was horrible. A few months ago I got duped into watching it because I was bored and nothing else was on TV. So I turned through and saw it on Encore and was like, "How bad can it be?" It's THAT bad and then some. I've seen some horrible, stereotypical black comedies but this one took the cake. Don't get me wrong. I'm no prude and I know these movies are supposed to be offensive in a funny way, but my problem with Soul Plane is that it wasn't even funny! You'd think with comedians like Kevin Hart, D.L. Hughley, Sommore, Mo' Nique, Lonie Love, and John Witherspoon the movie would at least be funny! Open heart surgery would be funnier than this movie.

I love comedies and I am the type where it if it's funny I don't care if it's offensive. But this was just pathetic and what's really bad is I think I heard they are making a part 2!!!!

For those who haven't seen this one yet, stick to your guns and avoid it as much as possible. I wish I'd listened to that voice in my head that told me not to watch this movie all these years! That's two hours of my life I'll never get back!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2004
Soul Plane does not make any sense. It's an Airplane wannabe with a ghetto twist and half the laughs. It's stirred controversy in the black community by being called 'racist' and an insult to black people. But it's still a pretty fun ride, and not very racist at all. While the humor is crass and edgy, I think it was all played for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously. And while the film was stupid and idiotic, it managed to entertain. It's 90 minutes of silly entertainment, not to be given much thought to. Rather, it's a chance to suspend disbelief, relax, and escape into the zaniness. People are taking this film a little too seriously. It's not meant for that, it's meant to be a light, fluffy, and zany comedy with some crude homor thrown in. For that, it succeeds. I won't remember this film tomorrow, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I usually love crude humor, or can at least tolerate it. I love so-called "Black" comedies. I'm not easily offended, either. `Soul plane' is just down right stupid!, You'll probably never see another movie quite like this! Some would say that's a good thing, but as I watched this I caught a few laughs. I've seen some pimped out rides, but a pimped out plane? I think people are taking this movie a bit too seriously, or they don't know how, when or why to laugh at this specific type of cultural humor, this is very obviously a FUBU movie. This is another movie that just pokes fun at everything & everybody.

Racial stereotypes and black/white culture are embraced rather than dispelled. Some of the jokes are forced and other's had there awkward moments. Tom Arnold can be fun to watch, although he has not made anything like that since 'True Lies' but in this movie he was just average. Snoop Dogg can be a lot of fun, even in bad films, but here he is one of the worst things on board even though he had some funny lines. Monique was her usual self in her role. Dwayne Adway is a bit weak in the leading role he needed to stick to being the straight man. Stewardess Sofia Vergara has landed in this film from being pictured on a footballer's arm. And like Francine Dee (who plays the Chinese stripper here) is another one of the models and women that have appeared as portraits by the GB artist and psychic Stephen Armourae. This film tries to be an Airplane spoof. But that in itself was a spoof. Double negatives don't work well.

I'm sort of scared to even recommend this movie for purchase, I rather say rent it out first, just to be on the safe side. For all of you that like the black comedic-type films similar to some of the Wayans Brothers work, then this is the film for you. Prepare yourself for a crazy flight aboard the Soul Plane.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2008
Okay, Im not an easily offended person with a vendetta against this movie but it stinks. Look, I like comedies even when they are offensive but Soul Plane is offensive without being funny. Its like some dateless jerk that that drinks heavily and believes everything he says in his drunken stupor is endlessly amusing. You know that type of guy. He thinks his boorishness makes him funny and not some gasbag that needs to shut it before he gets knocked out.

The story details Nashawn(played by Kevin Hart)that sues an airplane company after an unfortunate accident kills his dog. He gets an idea from his cousin to open his own airline and he acts up on it. He hires and inexperienced pilot with a fear heights to fly the plane and hijinks ensue.

I only chuckled one: the stupid scene where Sommore thought that Snoop was whacking off to her getting funnylinguis. Every other joke fails miserably because the screenwriters think that being offensive equates with humor. No. Offensive humor works when its well-timed. For instance in Borat, where Borat gets kicked out of a hotel for walking with his pants sagging while speaking urban slang was hilarious as it was offensive. Snoop telling Godfrey to turn off that African mumbo-jumbo is offensive,ignorant and is also far from funny. The screenwriters of this rubbish have no comic talent because they believe that all it takes to be funny is to be boorish as possible. No, you have to time in it a situation or in the form a joke for it to work. This movie has a real mean streak and really glories in its unabashed crudeness. Dont support this mintrel show or you'll only encourage untalented hacks to continue to be all the hack they can be. As a matter of fact you reviewers that praise this movie are responsible for the onslaught of Seltzer and Freidberg so we have no one else to thank but you for the the undeserved success of the worst filmmakers to disgrace Hollywood. Thank you very much for nothing. If I could burn every copy of this turd I would.

PS: will somebody PLEASE slap the hell out of Tom Arnold for being so desperate to stay relevant in Hollywood?
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2005
I am a black woman and I have to say this is the most offensive crap I've ever seen in my life I didn't even see all of the movie I couldn't sit through it too many bad words and no intelligence dumb, dumb , bumb what a waste of film! The movie is not just humiliating to black people but to white people and practically everyone in the human race, the writer and director should be ashamed of this filth. Don't waste your time or your money on a film that is not even good enough for your garbage. FILTHY!!!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2004
This was without a doubt the WORST movie that I have ever seen. Thankfully, I only rented it. The acting was bad, the story line was tired. I would give this -stars if I could.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2005
This movie is right on cue for so many things and on so many levels. Having worked in the airline industry myself, I especially appreciated all the jokes on the airline industry (ie. the security girls more concerned about their benefits rather than their measley pay, every airline/airport employee's mantra; the ticket agent at the counter playing a video game, airline travel becoming more like travel on a bus, etc. etc.). But I don't want to get all deep and analytical. This movie's primary purpose is to be a comedy and boy, does it serve its purpose well. I was laughing nonstop throughout the whole movie, and the next day. I should stress that most of the humor is raunchy and is most definitely not for kids.

As an endnote, yes there are stereotypes depicted in this movie, just as there are stereotypes sadly in our everyday life. I thought the director did an excellent job portraying them in an honest, fair way while poking fun at them.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2004
I HAVE NOT LAUGHED THIS HARD IN A LONG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a 'stick in the mud' hater that doesnt understand non-stop slapstick comedy, then go see THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY again, but if you have any intention of laughing your a*s*s off then see this movie!

Oh, everyone saying the main character is "Dakwon" or "Ackwan".........HIS NAME IS: NASHAWN WADE

N.W.A. = NASHAWN WADE AIRLINES!

By the way, Im Caucasian, listen to all types of music (including hip hop/dance/rap/etc, and love comedy movies........like the other person said THIS IS NOT ABOUT BLACK OR WHITE, IT"S A MOVIE!

5 STARS!
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