This is the essence of a great popcorn movie. Lots of fun, and things jumping out and scaring the characters, and the audience. The weakest part of the film is the Anaconda, which looks very computer-generated (because it is, of course!). The director wisely keeps the snake shots to a minimum, and the result is a creepier picture.
Pros: The movie is over Cons: The movie started and I watched it all The Bottom Line: Watch it for Kari Wuhrer only Sssssnakes have never bothered me, unlike those arachnids, but this isn't your ordinary sssssnake! This is the Anaconda, biggest and baddest of them all, with a nasty eating habit. Ssssso, if sssssnakes aren't your cup of tea, ssssstay away from this baby. The movie stars Eric Stoltz for … more
Funny as a stand-up comic, and twice as moody. Highly encouraged by the use of the "review was helpful" button, this denizen of dark computer labs has a propensity toward wire, wildly creative thought, … more
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This giant-man-eating-snake-in-the-jungle thriller definitely scores points as a guilty pleasure, especially with Jon Voight hamming it up as the monster-poacher. He makes life miserable for a team of documentary filmmakers on the Amazon river.Anacondais one of those movies that exists for no other reason than to give computer animators a chance to strut their stuff with a new digital beastie, and they don't disappoint. It's a lot of fun to watch the mega-snake scarf down its victims and--in the case of Voight--regurgitate 'em right back up again, all covered in gooey digestive juices. You might wonder why Eric Stoltz, who plays Dr. Steven Cale, showed up for a role that requires him to be off-screen for most of the movie, but hey--when it comes to big snake movies, you might as well put your brain on hold and sit back for the slimy ride.--Jeff Shannon