Boa (2001)

boaCreature
Prehistoric Boa Constrictor

Alternate Titles
New Alcatraz

Country
USA

Director
Phillip J Roth

Writers
Phillip J Roth
Terri Neish

Story

“A palaeontologist is brought in by the FBI to help build a top-secret underground prison. Unfortunately in the building process, they accidentally awaken a frozen prehistoric giant Boa Constrictor which systematically begins eating all of the staff. Now the palaeontologist must team up with the FBI agents to not only escape the prison alive but to stop the giant Boa from ever reaching the surface.”

Cast

  • Dean Cain – Dr Robert Trenton
  • Elizabeth Lackey – Dr Jessica Platt-Trenton
  • Mark Sheppard – Yuri
  • Dean Biasucci – Major Larsten
  • Craig Wasson – Warden Fred Riley
  • Grand L Bush – Sergeant Quinn

Creature Connections

  • Basilisk: The Serpent King – Phillip J Roth
  • Bats: Human Harvest – Phillip J Roth
  • Boa vs Python – Phillip J Roth
  • Copperhead – Phillip J Roth
  • Dark Waters – Phillip J Roth
  • Dragon Fighter – Phillip J Roth, Dean Cain
  • Lake Placid 2 – Phillip J Roth
  • Lake Placid 3 – Phillip J Roth
  • Lake Placid 4 – Phillip J Roth
  • Locusts: The 8th Plague – Phillip J Roth
  • Megalodon – Mark Sheppard
  • Rage of the Yeti – Phillip J Roth
  • Python – Phillip J Roth
  • Python 2 – Phillip J Roth
  • Roboshark – Phillip J Roth
  • Shark Hunter – Phillip J Roth, Grand L Bush
  • Triassic Attack – Phillip J Roth
  • Xtinction: Predator X – Mark Sheppard

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Review

    Likeable characters and an interesting premise help to keep this film’s head above the water, whilst swims in a dangerous sea of mediocrity.

    A palaeontologist is brought in by the FBI to help build a top-secret underground prison. Unfortunately in the building process, they accidentally awaken a frozen prehistoric giant Boa Constrictor which systematically begins eating all of the staff. Now the palaeontologist must team up with the FBI agents to not only escape the prison alive but to stop the giant Boa from ever reaching the surface.

    The premise alone about a giant snake roaming free in a super prison situated underground in Antarctica is enough to make this film stand out from the rest of the killer snake movies, but the fairly good acting and some nice tense action scenes help to make this film slightly memorable.

    Dean Cain does a satisfactory job as the typical action hero scientist and the Boa has a colourful design which makes for a nice contrast against the ice. The set design is noticeably better than most creature features but a lot of the military characters blur together into a homogenous mass.

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