Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
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The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
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An attractive young Geneticist Scientist, Dr. Amanda Haze (Crystal Allen), develops a serum for regenerating cells that come with self-healing abilities and possible immortality. Her employer Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies), an evil minded financier, is ramrodding a group to find a fresh supply of blood orchids needed to experiment further with the regenerating nectar. The tail of an anaconda is cut off and almost immediately grows into two ferocious man-eating giant serpents with non-stop hunger. The woods of Romania are ripe for blood-lust.The CGI is pretty sloppy and goes hand in hand with the less than flawless story line and acting. Almost comical are scenes of the giant snakes flipping their prey into the air before swallowing whole.Don E. FauntLeRoy directs. Other players: Linden Ashby, Danny Midwinter, Claudia Bleont, Calin Stanciu and Ana Ularu.
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This is not has scary as the original Anaconda. Anacondas is also scarier. Anaconda III is also scarier. But still this a very scary movie. It has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. If this movie does not scary you then no movie will. This movie is very intense. Mad scientist free a giant Anacondas .Some people are trying to kill the giant snakes. Very scary. Crystal Allen is a great actress. Linden A.s.h.b.y is a great actor. Danny Midwinter is a great actor. C.a.l.i.n S.t.a.n.c.i.u is great actor. Ana U.l.a.r.u is a great actress. C.l.a.u.d.i.u B.l.e..o.n.t is a great actor. This movie is very intense. Warning do not watch this movie alone.
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They insist on making this trash don't they? One crappy snake movie after another and none of them make any sense. This 90 minute nightmare picks up where the previous Hasselhoff led nightmare left off. A scientist has been commissioned by a millionaire to develop a serum from the blood orchid to try and cure his bone cancer. While the scientist is out inspecting his orchids, a large anaconda in his lab suddenly breaks out of its enclosure, tracks him down and does what every homicidal CGI snake does best. After losing contact with his scientist, the millionaire, played by John Rhys Davies, believes that this guy may have received a better offer so rather than waste any time on common sense to at least check on him, he instead hires a hit-man to finish him off along with some other girl that he's been associated with. And that's pretty much the whole stupid story, such as it is. The serum has remarkable regenerative capabilities as even cutting the head off a snake won't kill it for long as after injecting the serum it will enable the snake to grow a new one. That sound you can hear is the pitiless laughter of every geneticist in the world.And just when you think that this non-story can't possibly get any worse, it suddenly does. I won't bore you with the finite details of what every single idiot ends up doing when in the presence of a large snake done in bad CGI, but I will say that if you wildly fire a machine gun from side-to-side when the snake is directly in front of you then quite frankly you deserve to die.I don't know why they continue wasting money in making crap like this and in every movie I've ever seen that has a larger than life snake in it, they just can't manage to make this thing look lifelike. If they can make animals that have been extinct for millions of years look lifelike, then it stands to reason that you can do that for a snake too right? Wrong obviously. Remember the large snake in the original Conan the Barbarian movie? That was more lifelike than this nonsense. You'd think that in almost 30 years it'd be perfected.This flick is just bad in every sense of the word. Despite the first anaconda movie being as pathetic as it is, it shines like a beacon when compared to this disaster. Anaconda 4 features lots of running, lots of bad driving, lots of arguing and an annoying number of people that just can't shoot straight. That is until you want to hit a fuel can embedded in a snakes mouth a 100 feet away, then after 2 shots you'll be dead on.I caught this on late night TV and I still feel ripped off. I'm still trying to work out how a giant snake can't manage to outrun a guy stumbling over uneven ground, but it's somehow fast enough to catch up to a speeding car travelling on a sealed road. If someone who actually wrote the screenplay for this can answer that then I'd appreciate it.
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Can't recall if I've seen Anaconda 3. From the scenes in the movie, it looks like a direct sequel. Main charter, Amanda Hayes, who is trying to hunt down the snake has flash backs in the form of movie clips from the last film.John Rhys-Davies plays the big villain in this movie who hires a mercenary team to track down a serum I think they were working on for him in part 3 that will cure his cancer. I wonder how much dough Rhys- Davies is making on just literally appearing in the movie for a few minutes in these straight-to-Video masterpieces. It would seem he only has to give up one weekend to film his parts and he gets such a generous credit, mostly used to draw in either his Indi fans or his Slider fans, the latter of which I know him best from. Hope it's a lot. Telling you the CGI is crap is not saying much, cause what else would you expect from a movie like this, but I must admit watching that Computer Generated snake eat people was just too cool.The Movie moves fast, which I usually like, but I feel the ensemble cast was too big for the fast paste. I care nothing for the mercenary team sent out to find the serum and kill any witness, or the exception team that goes looking for the group of people doing experiments in an eastern European forest, but as I was saying before, the movie's awesomeness comes from watching the snake feed on these people for 90 mins. They had the elements to created more 3 dimensional characters, like with the mercenaries and the exception team being on different sides, but having to come together for a common enemy, but the filmmakers chose to focus more on the snake being the main source of evil. The anaconda had a lot of food to eat but none of it had substance to it. Guess that's why he was always so hungry.Poor Anaconda franchise. Once a huge theatrical release now just something recommended on Netflix hoping to get selected. Maybe they can lore JLo away from the Idol chair to make a similar deal that Rhys- Davies has, or at least Ice Cube.Like the fast paste but not enough built up in the horror to keep me glued to my TV