"Better than JAWS! Just kidding, but it is pretty good."
"You can't scream if you can't breathe." Oofah!I don't care what the critics said about this movie, I loved it. I saw it it in the theater, and I've watched it many a time when I was lucky enought to catch it on cable. It was very entertaining, and contained all of the necessities: a hot protagonist in the form of Jennifer Lopez, a creepy antagonist (played by John Voight) with a "where the hell is he supposed to be from with that accent" accent, a big ol' snake (which is also a antagonist I guess since it's the movie's namesake after all), and Ice Cube. Oh yeah, Eric Stoltz is in it too, but if you get up to use the bathroom, you're likely to miss him.
So, a bunch of people (Lopez, Stolz, Cube, and company) set off on an excursion down the Amazon River to create a documentary on an indegenous group that lives somewhere in the trees. They come across some stranded guy (Voight) and pick him up. Little do they know, but Voight had a master plan to use them to help him catch the ANACONDA. A bunch of people die, and there is quite a bit of monkey blood thrown around. Okay, so the story isn't that great, and neither is the dialogue, and the snake looks like caca. But that's not really important here... what is important, however, is that there are a plethora of great moments where you squirm in your seat and whisper under your breath, "No, you a**hole, don't go in the water!"
This reviewer thinks you should pick up this movie the next time you're at your local video place. Support the small companies, not the mega-conglomerate chains! (I don't even know what mega-conglomerate means :( )"My anaconda don't want none unless it's got buns, hon." 4 Slaps, beeyatch!