Anaconda

1997

Action / Adventure / Horror / Thriller

92
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24%
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 84006

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Jennifer Lopez as Terri Flores
Owen Wilson as Gary Dixon
Ice Cube as Danny Rich
Eric Stoltz as Dr. Steven Cale
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1hr 29 min
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Reviewed by Mr_Censored 6 / 10

Simply dumb fun, as only 1997 could have delivered.

Before there was "Snakes on a Plane," there was "Anaconda," a Hollywood B-movie from the late 90's that is as notorious for its mixed bag of actors as it is for the gruesome snakes that populate its plot. In the film, a group of documentary film-makers traveling through the Amazon jungle picks up a mysterious man who inadvertently becomes their tour-guide on an unexpected detour. It seems the man is totally crazy and intends to capture one of the Amazon's most notorious and deadliest inhabitants: The Anaconda.

Despite some bad looking CGI-snakes (not bad in a good way) and a horribly mis-matched cast (J-Lo and Eric Stolz? Really?) "Anaconda" is simply a good, dumb time. Without a doubt, it's an utterly ridiculous film that can be insulting to your intelligence, but thankfully it knows not to overstay its welcome and the 90 minutes it takes up makes for a harmless and amusing ride. Ice Cube plays Ice Cube as he always does, while J-Lo turns in one of her more likable roles. You'll also catch Owen Wilson in one of his earliest roles, and John Voight is a pleasure to watch as he eats up the scenery. But face it, this movie is about snakes, and the titular character is the true star here. Surely, the actors on hand have done much worse, and as far as horror/b-movies about snakes, you could pick up much worse yourself. If you enjoy watching giant snakes (who inexplicably scream) stalk rappers, pop-stars and Angelina Jolie's dad, this is the flick for you. Those seeking genuine thrills, however, may find the film coming up a bit short.

Reviewed by Wuchak 7 / 10

High adventure in the Amazon with Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube

RELEASED IN 1997 and directed by Luis Llosa, "Anaconda" details events in the Amazon when a documentary film crew come across a stranded Paraguayan snake hunter (Jon Voight) and take him aboard, believing he knows how to find the tribe for which they're searching. The furtive man turns out to be increasingly menacing, but there's an even worse problem: A giant anaconda!

REST OF CAST: Jennifer Lopez plays the sultry-but-sophisticated film director; Eric Stoltz her boyfriend and anthropologist Professor; Ice Cube the tough cameraman; Jonathan Hyde the posh Brit actor/host; Owen Wilson the sound engineer; Kari Wuhrer his girlfriend and production manager; and Vincent Castellanos the hunky boat skipper.

This is a combination jungle adventure and creature-on-the-loose flick and it works well largely due to: A notable cast, a quality slow-build script with increasing tension, and a genuine sense of high adventure, shot on location in the waters of the Amazonian jungles. Until the overblown final act when the cartoony titular reptile joins the cast, the movie's actually realistic and akin to "Apocalypse Now" (1979) and "Fitzcaraldo" (1982). Voight is outstanding as the menacing jungle hunter and you really get the sense that the crew is increasingly wary of him.

The movie scores well on the female front with Lopez and Wuhrer, but their beauty could've been showcased better. Voluptuous Jennifer, for instance, could have been shown in tight-fitting pants or shorts, although there's a good early shot of her in a short nightgown. Don't get me wrong, the movie does well enough in this department.

THE FILM RUNS 89 minutes and was shot in Amazonas, Brazil, and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, California. WRITERS: Hans Bauer, Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.

GRADE: B+

Reviewed by hellholehorror 6 / 10

No thought power required

This is a mind-numbing but entertaining monster snake movie. It is a quite exciting adventure but the depth is non-existent and there is no humour. It's all totally ridiculous. It isn't especially violent and there is no nudity but Jennifer is looking mighty fine so it is all good. I quite enjoyed it as there is no thought power required. One of the best giant snake movies and with that title comes pure cheesiness.

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