A film crew comprised of actors Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, Kari Wuhrer, Owen Wilson, and some others take a trip down to Brazil on a river to film some things, but are conned into trapping a gigantic snake - that will attempt to eat every member of the crew, eventually - when they meet a scheming snake trapper played by Jon Voight.
The special effects are used to interesting degree, as the Anaconda actually is made to look convincingly real (and, yes, Anacondas are really that big.) Quite a bit of violence, blood, and gore in this one, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for those who are faint of heart. Some of this actually gives me the itches when I see it. In fact, I'm a bit surprised that this made a PG-13 rating, as some of the violent scenes border on R-rated material.
This film does not necessarily require a long, explanative review. It's an entertaining, cheesy, fun, disgusting action/horror flick. Heterosexual males will probably want to watch the film to see Jennifer Lopez in an uncharacteristically raw, sweaty, dirtied-up role, as well as for actress Kari Wuhrer. Fans of snakes and gore will probably find plenty to be fascinated with. But, most of all, fans of entertaining, action-packed film will find something here to enjoy. Watch at your own risk.