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Plot: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake. Runtime: 89 mins Release Date: 11 Apr 1997
Growing up in the 50's gave me the privilege of being one the last generations of filmgoers to enjoy the Saturday afternoon double-feature matinee experience at the neighborhood theatre. These double-features were primarily low budget sci-fi/horror epics with slender threads of plot, lovely damsels in distress Beverly Garland, Barbara Rush , square-jawed heroes Peter Graves, Richard Carlson and budget monsters from Mars, the grave, melted icebergs, mad scientist's labs or atomic fallout. Well not really. The monsters were usually guys in rubber suits Creature From The Black <more>
Lagoon, This Island Earth , or cheap trick photography Tarantula, Attack of the 50 Ft Woman , or `Mask and Glove' illusions I Was A Teenage Werewolf/Frankenstein, Monster On The Campus , or, if we were really lucky, a Ray Harryhausen stop motion creation.Needless to say this wasn't great cinema, but what it WAS, was great fun. Were you scared? Not really. Did you have the need for everything to be fact-based and believable? Of course not! You went to be entertained, to let your imagination merge with the sounds and images and have a good time, laughing or screaming. Could anyone really take the monster from `It Conquered The World' seriously, or wonder whether `The Creature From The Black Lagoon' was biologically possible or if it could anatomically deflower Julie Adams? Didn't matter. Instead, you let yourself meld into the film's world and travel along for the ride.Thus whether you were on the obviously and badly animated `Angry Red Planet', or trapped with James Best on the island of dogs in make-up which were trying to pass for `The Killer Shrews', you surrendered to the magic.My heart weeps for the post `Star Wars' filmgoers, these people weaned on special effects, the MTVers and video viewers who've had their imaginations and attention spans kidnapped and are told what to see and how to interpret it. I truly am sorry. You people missed a modern day, Grade B double feature, sci-fi/horror classic called `Anaconda'. And we hadn't seen one this good since `Alien'.Being an intelligent man, I realize the futility of convincing the non-believers who can't draw from the needed background reservoir to understand, so I won't bother preaching this film's virtues or try to win you over by fact and argument. This, however, is what I will say This is a brilliant re-creation of the lost art of the 1950's double-feature horror genre; not really a homage to, more the real thing. It's `Creature From The Black Lagoon', with a really cheesy computer animated snake in place of a guy in a really cheesy rubber suit. It's a Saturday afternoon classic for people who remember and understand them. Story is great, script is great, cinematography is great, direction is great, acting is great, the women beautiful and endangered, the heroes machismo and handsome, the monster phantasmagorical, and we get a bonus surprise by one of the greatest American actors, Jon Voight, doing a magnificent over-the-top, slimy, nasty, reprehensibly heartless villain, complete with a sly wink to the audience. His performance is the key to the film. He understood the film's intent and translated it to the screen for you. If it's in your realm of understanding and experience, you get it and are able to partake in this little slice of cinema heaven.In 20 years, they'll be calling this a classic. I'm calling it one now.
Excellent horror/adventure/thriller with a fantastic performance from Jon Voight (by BrandtSponseller)
Dr. Steven Cale Eric Stoltz is leading a documentary film crew deep into the Amazon to film the infamous, rarely observed Shirishama Indian tribe. On the way, they run into a shipwrecked Paul Sarone Jon Voight , a bizarre character who claims to be an Paraguayan priest-in-training turned snake hunter. Although oddly captivating, there's something fishy about Sarone, who claims to have first-hand knowledge of the Shirishama. Is he helping them out or leading them into danger? Although much maligned by some genre fans, Anaconda deserves accolades. While those looking for strict realism <more>
might be disappointed, Anaconda is a brilliant, genre-bending film, with just the right blend of beautiful cinematography, excellent but quirky performances, well directed and edited suspense and action scenes, and compelling monsters--both serpentine and human.The construction of the film is relatively simple--it is basically a Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 -styled horror/thriller/adventure film. Director Luis Llosa is a Roger Corman alumnus; the depth of Anaconda's characterizations and structure may seem surprising in light of its pulpy exterior.The ensemble cast is fantastic, and I especially love Jon Voight's performance, which to me is Oscar-caliber. Voight turns out to be a snake of a man, and he's just as much if not more the villain of the film. Everything about him is enigmatic, charismatic and threatening--all at the same time, even including his mannerisms and strange accent, which belies his cover story.Keeping with snakes as a theme, Llosa structured the film so that it begins with wide Amazonian vistas but gradually narrows its scopevisually/environmentally and with classic horror-styled Ten Little Indians knockoffs--becoming tight, claustrophobic, and horrifically constricting.But of course there are "real" snakes in the film, by way of an effective combination of animatronics, CGI and live, smaller snakes. Two animatronic snakes were made, costing millions--one 25 feet long, one 40 feet long, and each weighing at least 1000 pounds. Animatronics and CGI might not sound like something that would come across as provoking compelling thrills for an audience, but thanks to the deftness of the effects crew and the skill of the actors, the attack scenes are tense and enthralling. Unlike many modern films, Llosa keeps the action crisp, well choreographed, continuous and well lit. Of course, the performances were aided by the fact that the snakes, although animatronic, really were dangerous to the actors--a wrong move or one electronics glitch--the mechanical beasties had at least a hundred mechanisms a piece, controlled by computers could result in being crushed by what amounted to a medium-sized truck.If that wasn't exotic and dangerous enough, Llosa had the cast and a crew of 200 flown down to the Amazon for a five-week shoot. There are scenes in which tens of real snakes were used, many of which subsequently got lost in the set, to the dismay of some snake-fearing cast members. This aided in depicting the increasing emotional tension throughout the film that is its driving force. The Amazon shoot also provided frequently beautiful cinematographic backgrounds.Although superficially, Anaconda seems to be a thin, effects-heavy monster movie, Llosa and crew made an excellent film by sticking to the basics--telling a great story with great actors who have chemistry together, and showing them working through a series of conflicts and manipulations with often-tragic results. Don't let the naysayers put you off of this one.
Great movie! Jon Voight is excellent! (by Movie Nuttball)
This film, Anaconda is a very good film in My opinion. The cast is different and they all acted well which this cast includes Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jonathan Hyde, Owen Wilson, and Kari Wuhrer. As I said all of the actors are good but Voight's Paul Sarone is one of the coolest and meanest I have ever seen and he is one of My favorite villains in a movie. Those looks he gets on his face are something else! He is enough to scare a super hero! I think that this is Voight's best role! The music by Randy Edelman is in My opinion one of the best musical scores <more>
for a movie. The snakes look very realistic and the directing by Luis Llosa is very good. I have always like this film because of its great acting by Jon Voight, the special effects, great musical score, and lots of excitement! If you like Jon Voight, J. Lo, giant snake movies then I strongly recommend Anaconda!
You have never seen anything like this (by mattbaxter72)
I had been warned about this movie. Friends had told me that it was one of the worst pieces of tat ever foisted upon the movie-going public, and that its staggering ineptitude in every department made Gigli look like Citizen Kane. They were right - this is perhaps the worst studio movie I have ever seen in my life and yes, I have seen Gigli . And you know what? It's great! This film has everything! Owen Wilson gets eaten alive by a giant snake, and we later see the snake with him inside it - with his facial features imprinted on its skin! It has Jonathan Hyde as the required Smarmy Brit <more>
he gets eaten too, obviously . It was Kari Wuhrer doing, well, nothing very much. Best of all, Eric Stoltz gets bitten by a jungle insect after about 10 minutes, goes into a coma and disappears for the rest of the movie - only to pop back up at a vital moment to whack someone over the head, then immediately fall asleep again! We see Stoltz get a tracheotomy on screen, and yes, that is every bit as icky as it sounds.The snake itself is great in longshot, not so scary in closeup, and the numerous headshots of the thing should really have been edited out, because they look like something you could buy for a fiver at Toys R Us. But then the snake isn't the real monster here. That honour goes to Jon Voight, giving the most amazing performance of his life, maybe of anyone's life.To put this into context, this is an Oscar-winning actor, star of such classic films as Midnight Cowboy and Catch-22. This is not some local theatre amateur, this is one of the most respected actors in the world. And his performance is a long series of sneering, gurning, lip-curling, sniffing, sniggering lunacy. With a very silly accent, too. His expression as Stoltz gets bitten by that pesky insect is a thing to behold, perhaps the most bizarre facial expression I have ever seen on a human being. Later on Voight gets eaten by the snake and then regurgitated, half-digested but still alive yeah, that's pretty icky too and he winks at J-Lo before he keels over, dead at last. Without Voight, this movie would be mediocre at best; with him, it's almost a thing of beauty, a rare trip into a land so over-the-top that it can't even see the top, way down there. It's great fun if you're in the right mood, but even if you don't like the sound of it, you have to see it. You simply will not believe it otherwise.
When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.Positives: - The acting was very good but that of course was no surprise when you look at the names of the actors. - I really liked the start with the guy fleeing from the anaconda and we do not see it to keep the suspense. - The anaconda looked scary although the effects were quite bad. - The end was quite something you <more>
would not expect and i really liked it. - The best thing about anaconda is that it creates a suspenseful atmosphere that not many creature film has done also.Negatives: - The anaconda effects are at times bad, but this barely changes my opinion about the movie. - You could expect what was going to happen in the next scene almost all the time in the film.Overall: 8,5/10
It will take your breath away! (by irrelevantlife)
Some movies seem to be destined to be viewed as bad, even though they contain no bad elements at all, and are only loathed because of their premise; Anaconda 1997 falls into that category of movies.What we have here is the best snake horror movie/creature feature ever created with an actual budget, good actors great actors, Jon Voight! and an interesting plot and setting which is used very skilfully by director Luis Llosa.No doubt one of the most impressive and deadly reptiles on this planet, the giant green anaconda is the heavies and some might even argue the longest of all <more>
constrictors, and the snake has a mythical status as a ultimate predator in the Amazon, you simply can't argue that a 33 foot snake weighing more than 400 pounds isn't one of THE ultimate aquatic and terrestrial predators.The plot is very straight forward, a team of film makers and scientists travel the Amazon River to document a illusive tribe and their ways of life, on their journey they stumble across a hunter Jon Voight who's boat is malfunctioning, they take him in, but soon find out that he has other plans, and is on the hunt for the giant anaconda.The special effects are truly astounding for this type of movie, considering it was made in 1996. The animatronics snake is terrific, and is modelled very accurately to its real life counterpart, something that is imperative in a movie such as this; you want as much authenticity as possible. The CGI effects are very solid, and the score is catchy, yet suspenseful at the same time.People seem to forget that many revered critics at the time of release praised the movie for being well constructed and acted, so the hate for it is completely unfound.Of course we can't review this movie without mentioning the awful sequels that did made all the mistakes the first movie avoided, such as skipping out on authenticity making the snakes look like rubber bands more than actual anacondas.Overall Anaconda, is a great snake horror movie worth watching, it has all the right ingredients of suspense, horror and humour with likable and believable characters and fantastic performance from Voight who steals the show.I strongly recommend this movie.
An entertaining creature feature (by kannibalcorpsegrinder)
Heading into the Amazon, a documentary team studying a long-lost tribe runs afoul of a hunter searching for a legendary anaconda and are forced to help him track the deadly creature.This was a decent and quite enjoyable creature feature. One of the better features here is the rather impressive pace that runs throughout here, as this one runs along pretty quickly with the introduction getting started immediately, picking up the hunter is right after that and the snake attacks carry the action throughout the rest of the film. Those action scenes are all quite fun, from the opening poacher <more>
attack, the search on the abandoned boat and the first battle with the creature as they try to wrangle the water-bound snake from their boat only for the resulting chaos it it's escape to set the stage for its' later scenes. That is the film's best part which is the final half hour as there's a large amount of ambushes and attacks here, from the trap at the waterfall where there's the fun water-chase with the creature coming after the swimmers in the water trying to dislodge the boat before finally getting to the spectacular waterfall confrontation catching the fleeing victim in mid-air before crashing into the boat below to the greater fun of the big chase through the abandoned warehouse. From the hunter's trap and eventual escape to running through the different levels with the creature continually crashing through the surroundings and finally getting rid of the massive snake in a fiery blast, this packs a large amount of action, suspense and rather impressive moments into it. Along with the enjoyable animatronic special effects for the snake, these are more than enough to hold off the few flaws in here. One of the bigger flaws is the fact that the first half here plays off as more of an adventure film about the exploration of the Amazon who stumbles upon a suspicious snake-hunter who alters their course for his own needs. None of this is handled with the sense of urgency in getting the snake out in a film about a giant killer snake as it moves the film along the needles detours simply to get the point across aren't all that tied into the exploits of a creature feature. There's also the films' tendency to go a little overboard with the special effects here as the use of the CGI snake isn't nearly as convincing as the puppets, act way too slick and have very little depth to it as the performed actions during these scenes give away its' origins. It's not enough to hold this one down, but the other problems here is where the flaws are.Rated PG-13: Violence, Graphic Language and some mild animal deaths.
Intentionally bad, or unintentionally successful? (by StevePulaski)
I didn't truly start enjoying Anaconda until the final forty minutes of the film. Then once I saw those minutes, I began to enjoy most of the film. It's difficult to do a creature feature well, and I think the film is being unintentionally funny a lot of the time. Especially when the actors it's boasting are Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. There's almost more to laugh at than be scared of.I have no problem at all with Lopez and Ice Cube. I haven't seen a lot of Jennifer Lopez's work, and I adore Ice Cube in pretty much everything he's in. He's one of those actors <more>
where if he's in a bad movie he himself isn't bad the movie, the directing, the screenplay, or whatever setback is bad. I'm just saying that when you see those two playing a couple in a horror film it's hard to take it seriously. Thankfully - they're not the reason this film isn't perfect.The story revolves around a documentary crew, Terri Lopez , Danny Cube , Denise Kari , Gary Wilson , Warren Hyde , and Steven Stoltz , that venture out into the jungle hoping to garner footage of a rare tribe called "Shirishama." While traveling on the Amazon River, the crew finds a stranded boater named Sarone Voight who knows about the tribe, but acts very unsettling throughout most of the first half.Turns out that Sarone is searching for an anaconda, and is hoping to catch one alive in order to obtain a very large sum of money. He gets the whole crew involved, and doesn't really care who lives or who dies. The thought of being out in the middle of the jungle is creepy - yet it proposes a good campy quality Anaconda hits a high note with.Background scenery is pushed to the foreground here. We get beautiful shots of swamps yes, swamps , incredible angles of trees, and even some very eerie and suspenseful underwater shots. Director Luis Llosa explores every possible angle of the setting so that not only is this a creepy B movie, but a stylish one as well.When it comes to the snake - the film begins to lose some of its redeeming qualities. There is a scene where very many snakes flood the boat. Unable to distinguish real from fake due to the small stature of the beasts, my only guess is that they were in fact real. When the anaconda makes his first appearance, it looks undeniably animatronic and the CGI used when the beast swallows its first prey is pathetic. Anaconda was made with a budget over $40 million, so this snake's execution is one of two things 1 maybe the hefty budget didn't get them very far after all, or 2, the much plausible explanation it was supposed to look cheap and fake to give a nod to old creature-features we would've seen Saturday at 10:30pm on Svengoolie.Jon Voight is probably the highest point in the film. His unsettling approach to the crew rubs off on the audience almost making them a little scared as well. His face alone reminds me of Gary Busey on a bad day, or Nick Nolte after one too many. The other members of the documentary crew, like Ice Cube and Owen Wilson, are severely underused, and but their presence is enough for personal satisfaction.The final scene where its two on one with the anaconda is great popcorn fun, and after the film you feel you've spent an hour and a half back in time. Unfortunately, Anaconda was blown out of proportion once the sequel came. After the first two theatrical films were released, the name and story became a Syfy franchise. Currently, in 2011, we have four Anaconda films including this one. I'm sure in five years we'll have two more to go along with it. The bad thing about a good B movie idea is it can be abused with a single sequel.Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, and Kari Wuhrer. Directed by: Luis Llosa.
"Anaconda" is one of those movies that is more fun than it has a right to be. The storyline is absurd, the acting is adequate at best, and the direction repeatedly rips off of other movies. But "Anaconda" is an entertaining ride if you can get past the deficiencies.In a way, "Anaconda" is like a slasher movie. The movies starts out with a relatively numerous cast, gets them to strut their stuff while making them appear as beautiful as possible, and then have the killer/monster pick them off one by one. However, instead of a masked knife-wielding psychopath, we <more>
have a few very big snakes.A film crew is going on location to film a documentary about the mysterious Shirishama tribe of the Amazon. Led by the director Terri Flores Jennifer Lopez and the anthropologist, Dr. Steven Cale Eric Stolz , the trip seems to be going fine. Then they rescue a stranded man named Paul Sarone Jon Voight , and things start to go bad...REALLY bad.In a movie like this, it's not important nor necessarily expected to have good performances. However, the audience has to care about whether they live or die. Save for Terri and Danny Ice Cube , that doesn't really happen. Still, "Anaconda" boasts one great performance: Voight. Sarone is creepy in the true jungle adventure way. Vile, disgusting, psychotic, or any other number of malevolent adjectives could describe Sarone. The rest of the cast doesn't fare better. Lopez is pretty to look at, but there's no spark or energy in her performance. Ice Cube has plenty of attitude, but still manages to be likable. Jonathan Hyde broadens his range, albeit slightly. He's still a pompous British snob, but he's not a one-note character. Owen Wilson an actor whom I never liked is miscast, and Kari Wuhrer is awful.The best thing about "Anaconda" is the atmosphere. The jungle is gorgeous, but ominous. Luis Llosa knows how to capture it just so; you can feel the heat and humidity, but he knows this is a action/horror movie, not a National Geographic feature, so he makes it a creepy place when it needs to be. He repeatedly steals from other movies, specifically, "Jaws," but the techniques still work. It also helps that for the most part, the special effects work."Anaconda" is a lot of fun why it has such a notorious reputation is beyond me . "Take her for a spin!"