Anaconda (1997) (part 2 of 5)

The barge turns a bend and comes upon a statue of a man being eaten by a snake. This prompts Sarone to tell everyone that the Shirishama worship anacondas, although if expert Cale doesn’t know this, how does he? Sarone begins to tell them a Shirishama legend about the anaconda, which Cale finishes and then says is not a Shirishama legend at all. This causes Sarone to quickly change the subject again. Around here is where I started screaming, “What the hell is wrong with you people? This guy is just leading you on!”

They come to a split in a river, and Sarone points out the direction they need to go to find the tribe. He adds, “I know. I trap snakes for a living.” Thankfully, Cale points out that this really has nothing to do with finding a tribe, and tells Mateo to go the other way. He and Sarone then have a little stare-down.

Terri finally realizes that maybe she should be getting something on film, so we get a shot of Westridge narrating with the statue behind him. When he mentions that its authenticity as a Shirishama totem is under dispute, Sarone barges in and messes up the shot, and yells at them that they can believe him or not. Finally, Terri gets a hint that maybe this guy isn’t all he appears to be.

Anaconda (1997) (part 2 of 5)

“Listen to me! Sean Wallace is a warmonger! He wants to destroy your kingdom! Come down from your throne, Romi!”

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Anaconda (1997)

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