Just when you think no sequel can be worse than its poor original, somebody goes and makes Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid. This movie is about an expedition through the jungles of Borneo in search of the fountain of youth (FOY). In this version of that classic tale, the FOY comes in the form of a flower with life extending properties which only blooms once every seven years. The goal is to navigate down the river and find the flower before the flower's once every seven years blooming season ends. Their only obstacle blocking their journey is a bunch of ravenous giant snakes pumped up on the life-extending properties of these flowers. The biggest problem with Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid isn't its plot, but its shallow and highly predictable characters. The even include a part where they reference Animal Planet just before they violate everything we know about animal behavior. Such as giant snakes moving at lighting speed and gulping down their prey. Reptiles speed slows as they increase in size. But obviously, the writers must have missed that episode.
There is no single lead character in this movie, rather each member take turns leading the group and making bad decisions that lead to members of its expedition being eaten. There is no true bad guy here, just one with a different set of ideals and priories.
Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid is the type of movie where you predict who among the group will be the first to be eaten, and all of the others in line to follow. Getting this right is really the best part of watching the movie. Although even that is not enough to make the film a satisfying experience. Its just too easy. Since the characters are totally unrelatable, by the time the death toll reaches halfway, you find yourself routing for the snake to just eat the rest to put them out of their misery and end the movie.
Its not science fiction nor suspense, though not for the lack of trying. Its just going through the same familiar monster movie motions we've seen a million times before. It you like watching movies of wild animals doing things and behaving in ways we all know they would never do, then Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid might be the movie made for you.