Anacondas: The Hunt for the Black Orchid (12A)
Time Out saysA belated – and arguably unnecessary – follow-up to 1997 snake horror ‘Anaconda’, this makes its B-movie intentions known from the off. A group of unfeasibly good-looking scientists set out for Borneo in search of a rare flower called the Blood Orchid, all a-chatter about its potential to aid longevity in humans. Dr Jack Byron (Matthew Marsden) is more concerned with the millions he could bag than the safety of his team, so no prizes for guessing what might happen to him when giant anacondas start rearing their big ugly heads during mating season. As the team members are picked off one by one, the survivors start to pick holes in each other – none more so than the most unfeasibly good-looking ones, of course (evidently the snakes aren’t the only ones on heat). There’s some ironic amusement to be had in this film’s dogged adherence to the genre formula, but it’s still got TV movie written all over it.