Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid arrives with fancier CGI creatures taking over for the endearingly crummy animatronic serpent that scared the short shorts… Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid arrives with fancier CGI creatures taking over for the endearingly crummy animatronic serpent that scared the short shorts… 2004-08-27 PG-13 PT93M Action/Adventure Horror Mystery and Thriller Morris Chestnut Johnny Messner Eugene Byrd Nicholas Gonzalez Sony Pictures Releasing
Movie Review

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Lance Henriksen, Anaconda | A FIGHTING CHANCE ''Anacondas''' Lance Henriksen gives Steve Irwin reason to watch his back
A FIGHTING CHANCE ''Anacondas''' Lance Henriksen gives Steve Irwin reason to watch his back
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Aug 27, 2004; Rated: PG-13; Length: 93 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Morris Chestnut and Johnny Messner; Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid arrives with fancier CGI creatures taking over for the endearingly crummy animatronic serpent that scared the short shorts off Jennifer Lopez back before she was J. Lo. But 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 -- they're pharmaceutical researchers who see dollar signs among the title flora. But as the players squabble and shriek their way to safety (or gory death), connoisseurs of fake-snake formula movies may find themselves pining for the guest-star wackiness provided in the original by Jon Voight. Those purists are encouraged to enliven their Anacondas experience by placing friendly wagers on who's expendable, and in what order.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2004 Published in issue #781 Sep 03, 2004 Order article reprints
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