Soul Plane (2004) Apparently, you can tell a lot about a race by the way they fly. "Airplane!" taught us that much 24 years ago, when Barbara Billingsley… 2004-05-28 R PT86M Action/Adventure Comedy Snoop Dogg Kevin Hart Tom Arnold Angell Conwell Method Man United Artists (MGM)
Movie Review

Soul Plane (2004)

MPAA Rating: R
Snoop Dogg, Soul Plane | PLANE FOLKS Godfrey C. Danchimah and Snoop Dogg have ''Soul''
Image credit: Soul Plane: Bruce Talamon
PLANE FOLKS Godfrey C. Danchimah and Snoop Dogg have ''Soul''
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: May 28, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 86 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

Apparently, you can tell a lot about a race by the way they fly. ''Airplane!'' taught us that much 24 years ago, when Barbara Billingsley helpfully translated a black passenger's ''jive'' into English. Now THERE was a race joke -- so transgressively silly, it ascended into the comic absurd-o-sphere. The makers of Soul Plane figured they'd simply reverse the racial polarity and pack a whole movie full of similar material -- just not as funny. Basic, brazen, and scatologically obsessed, ''Plane'' forgoes any analysis of its essentialist japery, marveling instead at its own familiar naughtiness. The best gags -- and the cheapest -- involve the aircraft itself, a pimped-out microcosm of black stereotypes, from its Escalade-sleek First Class cabin to ''Low Class,'' a flying tenement lined with liquor ads. If you're looking for comic insights beyond the well-documented ass differential between whites and blacks, well, golly, you ought to try another carrier.

Originally posted May 26, 2004 Published in issue #768 Jun 04, 2004 Order article reprints