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ZEDD'S REVIEWS

SNAKEMAN (2005) (TV)
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Directed By:
Allan A. Goldstein

Starring:
Stephen Baldwin, Jayne Heitmeyer, Larry Day, Gary Hudson

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
The Snake King (Original Title)

THE PLOT:

Anthropologists discover a mummified corpse buried in the Amazon, they believe not only was the man over 300 years old the day he died but that his body is so perserved that they secret of his longevity can be unlocked and bottled. A prospect a parmasotical company will pay big bucks for.

But when the Anthropologists don't bring him back and disappear that doesn't damper they're spirits for billions of dollars. They send another expedition to retrieve the mummified money tree. But the discover the fate of the last expedition. Naga, the snake god. Naga is a giant multi-headed snake monster. That and the natives of the area is determined to keep the key to immortality secret.

The question becomes, does the secret worth wiping these people out, can they survive the wrath of Naga or will they change sides against the greedy and heartless corpuration?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Where to begin. The story, the characters are a bit wooden and two dimensional and the evil corporation who cares for profits over human lives maybe true, but it's getting old in movies. Steven Baldwin, looks like he'd appear at the opening of a letter. I mean even he's better then this. But it's not all bad, I think there was clever dialog and Naga looks real. I've done my research and there are versions of Naga that are just multi-headed snakes, they didn't screw that up. I respect any movie that researches the subject matter. It's not dull by a long shot, lots of bullets flying around and stuff blowing up and people getting ripped to pieces. I give it 6 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Mine has minor spoiler warnings so watch out. I do agree with Zedd. But maybe they DVD version should have stayed with SNAKE KING, when I see a movie called SNAKE MAN, I expect a snake man, you know part snake, part man. But a multi-headed snake. Also it does get confusing at points, first they're fighting the snake god and the natives, next they join the natives. What's up with that? For all the reasons Zedd said and what I just said I give it 3 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CLEVER DIALOG (I think some of the cleveriest dialog I heard in some time.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (The multi-headed Naga does look real.)
+ RESEARCH (Ancient paintings show that there is a multiheaded version of Naga.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CONFUSING (Who's side are they on?)
- EVIL COMPANY (An evil company wanting billions over saving lives is getting old.)
- TITLE (Snake King makes more sense then snake man.)

...AND FINALLY...

- CHARACTERS (The characters were a little stiff and wooden.)

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