Snakes on a Plane could be pointed to as a prime example of 'not messing about'.
To quote a famous slogan, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
There's snakes. They are on a plane. That's what you've signed up for.
Samuel L Jackson's character's only memorable quote from the movie is:
I have had it with these motherf---ing snakes on this motherf---ing plane!
You know where you stand with that film.
A recent Reddit thread discussed what other films would be titled if they followed the example of Snakes on a Plane and were as literal as possible.
We've mocked up a few of the suggestions into posters:
1. Jurassic Park/Jurassic World
2. The Fast and the Furious
3. Grown Ups (or any Adam Sandler film)
5. Forrest Gump
6. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
7. The Lord of the Rings
8. Saving Private Ryan
10. The Martian
11. Star Wars
12. Groundhog Day
14. Kill Bill
15. The Sixth Sense
17. Toy Story
We were going to include Ghostbusters, but you honestly can't boil that one down any more.
Any suggestions? Let us know in the comments...