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  • Summary: This horror-thriller, set in a primitive Borneo jungle, involves a group of scientists on a dangerous journey in search of an extremely rare blood orchid that is rumored to be the source of a youth-preserving serum. (Screen Gems)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Sufficient cheap thrills and enough of the prevailing camp quality.
  2. It's one of those "I-can't-believe-I'm-enjoying-this" kind of things.
  3. For all its improbable characters, wretched dialogue and stock situations, the movie has an earnest dumbness that sneaks up on you to be surprisingly entertaining.
  4. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    40
    More tongue in cheek than its predecessor, and yet less over the top, it won't do any permanent damage. Of course, it won't leave much of a lasting impression, either.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    38
    It's never a good sign when the creepiest moment in a movie about monstrous 50-foot snakes is the sight of 2-inch leeches sucking on someone's back.
  6. There's no enjoyably outlandish hiss to this variation on the formula, and no Ice Cube or Owen Wilson, either. This time, a ship of capitalist fools (and no movie stars, unless you count utility player Morris Chestnut as a headliner) steams along the river in Borneo.
  7. 20
    When the CGI snakes finally arrive, they look like they've just returned from a guest spot on "Charmed;" if the film had cut any more corners, it would have had to borrow graphics from an old Intellivision game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. KatlynS.
    May 15, 2006
    10
    The movie was great. I loved it and have watched it over 100 times in a week i loved it so much. I recomend that you should get it it is great.
  2. LandonL.
    Mar 24, 2006
    8
    It was preety good but the first one was better.
  3. Feb 19, 2011
    7
    If you like b rated giant snake movies then you will like this, this is the kind of movie you would watch with your friends when your bored in the summer and have a couple laughs with your friends, bassically it's a guilty pleasure, a cheesy but enjoyable movie from beginning to end. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2013
    7
    This one is way better than the awful original. It's story is way better, the characters are more likable, and the special effects make up for how bad the original's were Expand
  5. Sam
    Aug 24, 2005
    5
    Is it amazing? like the first one, hell no. I mean, dear GOD it's far from amazing, what the hell was amazing about it?!?! Well, that one character was cool, as was the monkey, and Mitchell, but other than that it's FAR from amazing. It's an okay film, but dear god, the first time I saw it, it was a decent movie that shouldn't be taken seriously, the second time I saw it, I decide to test it and took it seriously. Boy did it suck that time. I prefer the first one, but please, don't come out with a third one and if you do, make it a quality movie with excellent effects, and for god sake, SHOW THE PEOPLE GET FULLY EATEN! MORE THAN JON VOIGHT IN THE FIRST ONE! Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2014
    4
    Anacondas The Hunt for the Blood Red Orchid: 4/10: I had the following criticisms of the first Anaconda. How did the snakes get to the Amazon when they live hundreds of miles away in the Ecuadorian swamps, man those CGI snakes look really fake, and you know what this movie is missing? Some racist comic relief, you now with the scaredy cat black guy who follows Bob Hope around looking for ghosts. Well they answered my third concern.

    The anacondas are still in the jungle now the film makers have now moved them to Borneo, which is in Asia, which seems a rather large slither from the swamps of Ecuador, in South America. It's kind of like finding tigers in Africa. (Perhaps the snakes escaped from a zoo.)

    The snakes look okay while under water but fail miserably while airborne. Of course most snakes don't do flying well. (Though that would be an interesting explanation for their intercontinental migration.) The snake doesn't even really look right and the effects guys in the extras admit it is a combination of many snakes. (This must explain the fangs and why anacondas in the movie are surprisingly flammable.) Apparently real anacondas don't have the right 'tude.

    With English accented villains, ship crushing waterfalls and paralyzing spiders, the movie comes awfully close to not needing the snakes at all. (This is my Amityville Horror 2 rule. In which the family was so awful a haunted house seemed redundant)

    As for the actors only two stand out Morris Chestnut as the horrible and embarrassing black comic relief, and the monkey who is by far the best actor in the film and definitely needs a new agent. I'm serious the monkey has a Jack Nicholson Five Easy Pieces breakout performance.

    Another helpful hint,if lost in the jungles of Borneo don't try to build a raft to Kota Bharu like the characters in the movie do. It is about a thousand kilometers of open ocean away as the anaconda flies.
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  7. Jul 30, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you disliked "Anaconda", do not even dare to watch this film. I sort of liked "Anaconda", even if it wasn't something really extraordinary, but this trashy sequel is a lot worse. It features a clich├ęd storyline and some terrible performances. Even if its decent direction delivers a few thrills, the film as a whole is nothing but junk. Expand

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