Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Jayne Heitmeyer, Larry Day, Gary Hudson, Ross McCall
Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
In the amazon jungle a pharmaceutical team searches for the secret to extending life. After their helipcopter crashes the team & their guide encounters a terror unknown to modern man a terror which not only decimates their... more »
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Susan I. (mustang05) from PLAINFIELD, IL
Reviewed on 1/22/2010...
What can I say,I've seen better movies.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Anaconda 1 and 2
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 11/03/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An expedition in the Amazon finds a sarcophagus with a preserved mummy inside. Research shows the Amazon Man died when he was more than 300 years old. This sends a new team to find the source of the longevity and a now suspected lost tribe. The team, mostly made up of typical greed-oriented characters, join a helicopter pilot (Baldwin) and set off into the jungle. The team already there gets attacked while the new team's helicopter crashes. Luckily the pilot just happens to speak Jaguar and enlists aid from the Jaguar people.
Soon we meet the lost tribe and see lots of giant snake attacks. The tribe is interesting. White man only just theorized that such a tribe could exist and yet the chief speaks English (the Jaguar people who trade with Western civilization only speak their own language). This lost tribe is the Snake People and they worship Naga, a snake god. They also hold the secret of longevity which is a gift to the Snake People. Add greed, a giant snake that may have more than one head (or may be multiple snakes as the images are contradictory), a tribe trying to protect itself and a pair of characters that actually care what is going on and you get a silly, schlocky monster film. You'll have to watch to find out who survives.
Watching this movie is like watching both Anaconda movies at once. We have the lost tribe of the first movie and the longevity and multiple snakes of the second. Baldwin plays a character who looks and sounds a lot like Voight's character in the first. But it doesn't stop there. Movie fans will recognize a lot of scenes from other movies including one from Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla. The snake monster is also a puzzler. Many times we see the snake and enough of its body to see it has only one head. Halfway through the movie the other heads show up but seem to spring out of nowhere. Idols show Naga having multiple heads but the special effects seem confused. It almost like they got halfway through the movie and decided to make the snake more monstrous by adding additional heads. But whatever the case the thing does a lot of hunting and killing but very little eating. If you want a silly monster film that requires little thought, or one where thought can actually ruin it, then this one is for you. If you want something a little better than this won't fit the bill. Still, it is fun in the right circumstances, just don't expect a lot from it."
Another anaconda wannabe movie
T. Winston | 05/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie wasn't really that bad but it was very similar to the movie "Anaconda, Hunt for the Blood Orchid". This film is basically about a group of people who come across remains of a man who they claimed lived up to 300 years. Now they are on a quest to find this secret to long life in the Brazilian jungle where they had found him. Of course they come across some obstacles. Some of the members get eaten by the huge snake and others are captured by a tribe known as the snake people who are related to the deceased ancient man. Now they must try to get the ancient man back and return it to the snake people if they want to make it out alive. Then the battle continues.
I must say, the computer graphic image for the snake was not that good. On some scenes it look computerized and did not look believeable. But overall, this movie doesn't compare to Anaconda, Hunt for the Blood Orchid. That movie was way better."
Had to interject here...
Chevy Chase | atlanta, ga | 07/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I'm sorry but did that kid just say that this was one of the better monster movies he has seen. Hey kid, go rent Relic.
Thats a good monster movie with a fairly believable beastie.
The monster in this movie looks like something doctored up for a cgi spot on a Fruit Loops commercial. The acting is relatively decent for a B movie, but the plot is ridiculous and shallow. The love scenes are contrived and the whole movie collapses under its own false pretentions.
This movie is a must no- see.
Thank you for your time and believe me, you will thank me for mine."