Anthropologists deep in the Amazon uncover the remains of a man they come to determine was approximately 300-years old when he died. This leads to a second expedition to discover the reason behind his longevity, but there's a major problem in the form of an Amazonian tribe that guards the proverbial fountain of youth and the giant, five-headed snake they worship. Written by
I was not expecting much in terms of a good plot and good special effects, but I was expecting it to be entertaining with some of the actors giving their all. That was not the case with Snake King(or Snake Man). This was a horrible movie from start to finish, redeemed only by the striking scenery and Jayne Heitmeyer, who is pretty decent not to mention good looking. The rest is one big mess. The special effects are really cheap and some of the least convincing of any special effect I've seen in any movie in a while, and the choppy editing, suspense-less and un-thrilling attack scenes and the snake(s), which are the opposite of menacing or effective do not help. Neither do the crass dialogue, clichéd characters(the film doesn't even try to give them any sort of development either), slack pacing or the formulaic, unexciting story(which further suffers from being derivative of the far superior Anacondas 2). Nor, with the exception of Heitmeyer, does the acting, which in Stephen Baldwin's case is bland, and in the case of others, including the villain, verging on camp. So overall, the scenery and Heitmeyer are good but the rest contribute to Snake King being the stinker that it is. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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