BOA VS PYTHON
Boa vs Python is a film that travels into really, really bad movie stakes. Director (and former editor) David Flores turns everything into ridiculous posturing like the scenes of Adam Kendrick tearing off his shirt to attack the snake or lighting his cigar with a flamethrower while commenting You boys like your meat extra crispy? One of the silliest scenes is the arrival of the hunters where each turns up in a different vehicle, which proceeds to skid, leap or land before the hunter emerges into frame to pose. There is a ludicrous scene with Angel Boris dropping her gown, getting into the bath (in a plane!!!) and caressing herself with a sponge as all the while a snake creeps up on her the combination of gratuitous erotica and preposterously contrived suspense in the scene is entirely laughable. There is a good deal of gratuitous nudity throughout pool scenes where David Floress camera lingers on bikini-clad babes, of topless women dancing under a UV light at a nightclub and where Jamie Bergman wins an underwater breath-holding contest by whipping off her bikini and making her opponent lose his breath. (Indeed, the two lead actresses in the film are both former Playboy Playmates). It is these ridiculous poses upon David Floress part that push Boa vs Python into the realm of being an extremely bad film. The dialogue is equally ludicrous: lines like You slithering piece of shit or Hello bitch, remember me? Or the crime scene exchanges: Maybe you should go clean up? I think you have a piece of liver on your shoe and the detective complaining, Do you mind putting my evidence back after a cop slips and lands on the gored body.
The CGI effects and animatronics are without doubt on the cheap side. The film cheats on showing the snakes too it is over 50 minutes before we even fully see them and thereafter the snakes are kept to brief glimpses and usually in a dark light or as shadows on a wall, or with men shooting off-screen at them. Like many of Philip Roths other films, Boa vs Python cut costs by shooting in Bulgaria.
David Flores made his directorial debut with Boa vs Python and subsequently went onto make a host of other cheap genre films with Crimson Force (2005), S.S. Doomtrooper (2006), Lake Placid 2 (2007), Sands of Oblivion (2007), The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009) and Invasion Roswell (2013).
(Winner in this sites Worst Films of 2004 list).
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