A Chestnut in Borneo

Johnny Messner in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

Dr. Jack Byron (Matthew Marsden), Sam Rogers (KaDee Strickland) and businessman Gordon Mitchell (Morris Chestnut) persuade the CEO of the company they work for to finance an expedition to Borneo. Their goal is to track down the super rare Blood Orchid which only flowers for two weeks every seven years but holds the secret to eternal youth. When they get there they discover that not only is it the rainy season but they have no boat and are forced to pay Captain Bill Johnson (Johnny Messner) a small fortune to hire him and his boat to take them to where they need to go. Things don't go well and when they find the Blood Orchids they discover it is home to a pack of anacondas which seems to have grown bigger due to the plants special powers.

"No, not the monkey", that was probably the only response I had as I watched "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" and that is only because when the little thing got left behind trying to take a fruit from a tree it seemed to say "oh oh". In truth that was the first response I had to the movie which is actually quite a way in to the movie and just before the hilarious scene where Captain Johnson jumps into the river and wrestle a large crocodile. Sadly there are not many more responses to the movie after this as it is a bit of a creature feature much-ness.

Morris Chestnut in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

I suppose what I am really saying is that I didn't expect much from "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" other than bad action, bad effects, bad dialogue and a barely there script and that is what I got. Honestly it isn't as terrible as some of these movies end up and some of the effects are passable. But ultimately it is a whole lot of nonsense with nothing to make it really entertaining, only for what is bad about it. Having said that it does have some familiar faces such as Morris Chestnut, Johnny Messner and Matthew Marsden which certainly help to make it watchable.

What this all boils down to is that "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" is a fun late night movie for those who enjoy monster movies which entertain for being bad. But as a decent creature feature it comes up short.

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