Watch: Anaconda 1997 123movies, Full Movie Online – When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger’s hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary..
Plot: 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.
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Good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
This is a huge surprise that this holds up after 20+ years, which is great because there aren’t enough giant snake movies out there.
This was a bit before modern technology, but that’s offset by taking place on the Amazon River, far away from where technology would work anyways.
This was also back when Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube thought they were actors (and I honestly prefer them as actors), and I certainly don’t think that they are the any of the bad parts of this movie.
Jon Voight was by far the most confusing, if not “bad” part of this movie. I think he was doing an impression of a Spaniard, but maybe was supposed to be having a Portuguese accent as that’s what they speak in Brazil, but it was never clear if he was supposed to be FROM there or not. Even the character itself is oddly motivated, fighting to stay alive against people, but clearly has no self preservation when comes to catching the snake alive….so he can…..what…mate with it?
Owen Wilson, in typically form, plays the “let’s ruin this” role and really is a catalyst for the movie spiraling out of control.
This is a “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” of a movie, not good (even back then), but still lots of fun. With the bad CG and odd, but impressive practical effects, it certainly was never the impending threat of an unstoppable beast that was the problem.
Why did I wait to see this until now? And why did Jon Voight not win another Oscar for this movie?
“Anaconda” follows a group of highly intelligent and not at all oblivious documentary filmmakers as they search for a hidden tribe in the Amazon. Along the way, they find a not at all creepy snake hunter played by Jon Voight, whose tries to help them but completely by accident takes them into a forbidden area of the Amazon where resides giant, completely realistic-looking snakes that move at entirely believable and not at all unrealistic speeds. Trust me, you won’t believe how realistic the CGI is. You’d swear the snakes were right there with the actors.
The characters are in no way infuriating. At no point do you ever root for the snakes to win and all the human characters to die in horrible ways. You feel genuinely upset when a character dies and don’t want to laugh or cheer at all.
Trust me, you need to see this movie. It’s easily on par with such masterpieces as “The Room” or Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas.”
Overly entertaining cinematic trash
Anaconda is often looked at as cinematic trash. And it is but it’s also wonderfully entertaining. Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Kari Wuhrer, Owen Wilson and Jon Voight star. Jennifer Lopez is really fierce as the lead and Jon Voight is so bonkers and over the top it’s just comically absurd and wonderful. The effects leave something to be desired. The digital doesn’t hold up but the practical is still pretty cool. The movie is creepy and funny and it’s opening kill features a somewhat young I think Danny Trejo. Sometimes you just need to trash it up.
High adventure in the Amazon with Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube
RELEASED IN 1997 and directed by Luis Llosa, “Anaconda” details events in the Amazon when a documentary film crew come across a stranded Paraguayan snake hunter (Jon Voight) and take him aboard, believing he knows how to find the tribe for which they’re searching. The furtive man turns out to be increasingly menacing, but there’s an even worse problem: A giant anaconda!
REST OF CAST: Jennifer Lopez plays the sultry-but-sophisticated film director; Eric Stoltz her boyfriend and anthropologist Professor; Ice Cube the tough cameraman; Jonathan Hyde the posh Brit actor/host; Owen Wilson the sound engineer; Kari Wuhrer his girlfriend and production manager; and Vincent Castellanos the hunky boat skipper.
This is a combination jungle adventure and creature-on-the-loose flick and it works well largely due to: A notable cast, a quality slow-build script with increasing tension, and a genuine sense of high adventure, shot on location in the waters of the Amazonian jungles. Until the overblown final act when the cartoony titular reptile joins the cast, the movie’s actually realistic and akin to “Apocalypse Now” (1979) and “Fitzcaraldo” (1982). Voight is outstanding as the menacing jungle hunter and you really get the sense that the crew is increasingly wary of him.
The movie scores well on the female front with Lopez and Wuhrer, but their beauty could’ve been showcased better. Voluptuous Jennifer, for instance, could have been shown in tight-fitting pants or shorts, although there’s a good early shot of her in a short nightgown. Don’t get me wrong, the movie does well enough in this department.
THE FILM RUNS 89 minutes and was shot in Amazonas, Brazil, and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, California. WRITERS: Hans Bauer, Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Horror
Director Luis Llosa
Writer Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.
Actors Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz
Country United States, Brazil, Peru
Awards 6 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Digital (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length 2,449 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)