THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Anaconda” is a movie about a giant snake. It eats Jon Voight. Jennifer Lopez doesn’t irritate as much as she does now. Ice Cube shows up to help the kid from MASK keep the movie on point. I would take a quick crack at the sequel, but I can’t even be bothered by that. What I want to do is talk about First World Problems invading creature features. Basically, why should you care about Americans heading to the Amazon to fight a snake? Well, why should you care about anything?
Giant killer animals in exotic locations have been a staple of schlock cinema since the 1950s. That being said, what’s to do with audiences that demand more from movies like this? Well, that’s their problem. Killer snakes have one purpose and that’s to eat. Movies like this have one purpose and that’s to keep SONY rich in those sweet dollar bills. That is unless we’re giving more weight to the corrupt Chinese theatrical market, but that’s a complain for another time. If American theater companies were allowed to make up box office numbers, then it’d be a Golden Age here too. It’s just that we follow the law. But, again…let’s go back to talk about the giant snake. Umm, hmmm. Jon Voight’s death was pretty cool in this.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is on par with the initial SONY Blu-Ray release from 2009. The 1080p transfer is pretty clean. However, I found that Dolby track was rather lossy. I’m not quite sure what happened there. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 07/22/2014