How realistic is Anaconda the movie

Criticism: Anaconda (1997)


Already in the Bible it was up to mischief, the snake, the evil and mean. And since America is the film land of the greatest interest in catastrophes of biblical proportions, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, storm surges and plagues of dinosaurs have been added another copy from the natural horror department. Anaconda is the name of the species that is supposed to make the hair on the back of our necks rise with Hollywood horror.
In the middle of the Brazilian jungle there is a "balanced" team of researchers, including "Quotenneger", on the trail of an unknown Indian tribe. But the tropical boat trip on meandering waterways soon faces a meandering threat. A choke snake is up to mischief between the lianas and impenetrable thickets, because it tries to drive away boredom by squeezing and catching unsuspecting rainforest tourists. Last but not least, our scientific nutshell also takes a highly suspicious "hitchhiker" on board, who pretends to be a snake expert and who will later "inject poison" himself.
"Anaconda" presents a basic constellation that has worked well and often before, but in this case almost nothing works. Even if cheap shock effects make you flinch for a short time, the "skin", the pattern of the story, looks porous and ridiculous for a long time. If you have to try the legendary underwater perspective known from the great white shark, then you should also stick to good old Spielbergian wisdom and keep the appearances of a dangerous monster rare and short. But the insatiable anaconda unleashes a non-stop inferno from the middle of the film. The makers seem so into theirs digital snake gadgets fall in love with the fact that they try to wrap the viewer with infinite anacondas - and ultimately strangle him in the process.
"Anaconda" is another unsuccessful attempt to create an even more promising product by combining individual successful components. A "skinning", the shedding of excessive ballast, would have Definitely well done for the very hungry mutant caterpillar. And even if one certainly cannot apply realistic standards to such effect films, a little biology lesson would have saved the research team and production staff a lot of embarrassment. Because even the average consumer notices when one straddles the genetic arc of the curvature of a snake. One can only hope that not too many moviegoers walk in the footsteps of Adam and Eve and let themselves be tempted by the snake.


editorial staff