Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)

anaconda3Creature
Enhanced Giant Anacondas

Alternate Titles
Anaconda 3

Country
USA
Romania

Director
Don E. FauntLeRoy

Writers
Nicolas Davidoff
David C. Olsen

Story

“After two genetically enlarged Anacondas break free from their research facility, the creatures’ creator must team up with various groups of hunters to track the snakes down.”

Cast

  • Crystal Allen – Dr Amanda Hayes
  • John Rhys-Davies – Murdoch
  • David Hasselhoff – Markos Hammett
  • Ryan McCluskey – Pinkus
  • Patrick Regis – Nick
  • Anthony Green – Captain Grozny

Creature Connections

  • 12 Days of Terror – John Rhys-Davies
  • Anacondas: Trail of Blood – Don E FlauntLeRoy, David C. Olsen, Crystal Allen, John Rhys-Davies
  • Dragon Storm – John Rhys-Davies
  • Grizzly 2 – John Rhys-Davies
  • Piranha 3DD – David Hasselhoff
  • Sabretooth – John Rhys-Davies

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Review

    Reduced to standard Syfy B-movie standings, Anaconda 3 loses all subtly and dignity but manages to gain a higher body count, a more interesting snake design and a bucket load more gore.

    After two genetically enlarged Anacondas break free from their research facility, the creatures’ creator must team up with various groups of hunters to track the snakes down.

    I probably sit in a very select group of people as not only did I go see Piranha 3DD in the cinema but I also laughed at David Hasselhoff’s Anaconda 3 joke.

    Spinning off in a more pseudo-science led direction, the snake designs are far more creative this time around. The Anacondas are completely black with a row of sharp teeth and what appears to be an organic, serrated spike on the end of its tail. Over the course of the film it crushes, stabs, beheads, eats and spits blood in the face of all the disposable characters. The practical gore affects are often well-executed but the film is let down by the horrifically poor CGI which is always distracting.

    The first 25 minutes of the film are when the film is at its best, the whole Anaconda escape sequence is well paced, mildly suspenseful and engaging. The kill per second ratio is off the charts, the kills are varied and creative and the acting is suitably melodramatic and camp. It is also the only time that the plot is interesting and engaging as after the snakes escape the focus becomes an endless cycle of people hunt snakes, snakes kill people, people hunt snake. pointless flashbacks to things that happened 10 minutes earlier and astonishingly awful fake driving scenes. The plot just circles around on itself until the big finale, wherein the Queen Anaconda gives birth to a horde of super-powered offspring.

    John Rhys-Davies makes for an interesting villain with his genuine acting prowess boosting his already well developed millionaire with a personal stake in the snake research. His appearance in both films offers some form of grace and (apart from the barn scene) the pacing never slows down too much but otherwise this is a cheap, formulaic and disposable creature feature.

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6 thoughts on “Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)

    • I like idea and I love the concept of the irony that these deadly animals can cure humanity’s greatest affliction. I think that I preferred the way Shark Man handled it where the doctor mutates his son into a half-man half-hammerhead in order to cure his terminal cancer

    • An unmentioned trend in creature features is that the giant animal will change size to fit into any situation that the film makers need it to. There is no exact measurements for the snakes and their size varies from scene to scene. Even if they do mention a size, the film doesn’t keep to it.

    • I sincerely doubt it but I believe that there is some truth behind the “let’s combine all the snake venom in the world to make a super venom and subsequently a super anti-venom” plot line

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