release year: 2002
genre: cheesy horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/17/03
synopsis: A bunch of people are stranded on Snake Island, which is full of deadly snakes.
impressions: This is probably the most snake-filled movie ever made...true snake cheese. It really didn't take itself seriously, and threw in a little of this and a little of that. There were a few too many random snake shots for my liking, but oh well. There were a lot of little funny parts, like the snakeskin tube top and the snakes who get dancing to the music and the woman wondering why everyone calls her a bitch. Of note: dance party scene, dream sequence with talking snakes, snake gets basket thrown over it and moves around, snakes that home in on specific people based on what they say, snakes that work together to ambush victims, a riding mower plows through a field of snakes.
body count: 7, plus 2 implied
things to watch for: The dancing bit at around 42:00.
something this movie has that no other movie has: Snakes that dance to the beat while watching women strip.
"They were singing."
"The snakes? Yeah, sure, why not?"
acting: William Katt (yes, the Greatest American Hero) was hamming it up as an author who ends up being one of the main protagonists. Others of note: main tour guide for being competent, assistant tour guide for wanting to strip and dance with Lisa, Lisa for stripping and getting the party started.
another entertaining review: http://www.reelcriticism.com/ziggyrealm/reviews/snakeisland.html
final word: Pretty entertaining, but it's no Anaconda.
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