(Thriller/Science-Fiction: 1 hour, 36 minutes); Starring: Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Nicholas Gonzalez, Eugene Byrd, Karl Yune, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield; Director: Dwight H. Little; Rated: PG-13 (Intense scenes, violence, profanity)

Movie Review: To find the Blood Orchid, a fountain of youth plant that can lengthen life, an expedition team of eight is put together by a group of greedy corporate heads. Led by small boat Captain Bill Johnson (Messner), the group ventures deep into the rain forests of Borneo to find a flower and make tons of money from its use. However, the group learns that finding the flower will be hard when huge anacondas are chasing you.

The most interesting aspect of "Anacondas" is its bad use of lines for actors. One scene features businesswoman Gail Stern (Richardson-Whitfield) falling into the water and almost being eaten alive by a huge alligator. After being heroically rescued by Messner's Johnson and asked if she is OK, she responds, "Yes ... but I lost my phone." This example is just one of many bad lines in "Anacondas." And, if the lines are not bad enough, the acting is laughable. The movie quickly becomes a laughfest, as less than par dramatic moments keep getting worse. Near the end, the group of scientists and adventurers become incredibly resourceful in the most unbelievable manner. "Anacondas" is a thriller that is easy to sit through mainly because it is filled with a good-looking cast and even easier to forget.

Grade: D (Hunt for another movie or slither away.)

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