.....there's snakes out there this big????...
...blow- the bloody thing.........
...snakes don't eat people............
.....something like this has made a meal..........
Anaconda is a fun movie that was a surprise hit. From the opening scene we know we are in for a wild ride. It has a stellar
cast including veteran movie actor jon voight in a scenery
chewing role that's performed with a twinkle in his eye.
Jennifer Lopaz as the intrepid heroine, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, character actor johnathan hyde,
Owen Wilson and kari werhner round out the rest of the cast as
adventurers filming a documentary on a lost tribe in the amazon.
we know that there are lots of victims for the title snake of the film.
things start going downhill once voight is rescued from his
river boat with distrust growing in the crew with his every
glare. Eric Stoltz breathes in a wasp when he dives to
fix the boat (not by accident) and spends almost the entire remainder of the
film in bed. Voight saved his life so he can't be all bad
can he?? Anyway he suggests a short cut to get stoltz to a
hopital. voight is obsessed with catching an anaconda so
naturally this "short cut" takes them through anaconda territory and
the munching begins. Decent special effects and not too much
gore. A stepping store for wilson, ice cube and lopez who
went on to bigger things and a precursor to a hoast of giant
snake movies including a sequel non of which has come close to the entertainment
value of this film. One of my all time favorites.
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