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Shipperahoy
May 17th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Has anyone else seen the previews for this t.v. movie that's coming on the sci-fi channel? It looks fairly cheesy but has a long haired and quite buff-looking David Hewlett. So the McKay fans should be in for a treat.

Supreme Commander Thor
May 17th, 2004, 09:05 PM
yeah, i have been seeing it all weekend and it is looking pretty bad... but i honestly have never seen a snake movie I liked...

Newbie
May 17th, 2004, 10:04 PM
yep i've seen, seems to me as an idead or Freddy vs. Jason and Predator vs. Alien...but it is goinbg to be much better than other BOA and PYTHON movies...beacuse it's just better, i'm probably gonna watch it

nugglebugget
May 22nd, 2004, 11:06 AM
I plan on watching it tonight with my 15 year old.I love movies like this anyway,but DH/McKay is the icing on the cake!

USS Thunderchild
May 22nd, 2004, 11:14 AM
I'm sure I'll end up watching pieces of it if I'm not out. The funny thing is, was that when I was watching B5: LEgend of the Rangers last night, and commercials for Bv.P came up, I kept thinking, "well, it can't be worse than what I'm watching now."

Phil :)

ShadowMaat
May 22nd, 2004, 11:15 AM
I despise movies like this, but I caught the commercial and I'm really gonna have to tune in for at least a little bit to watch Hewlett strut his stuff. ;) Am I correct? He gets to play an action hero? Way cool!

Shipperahoy
May 22nd, 2004, 11:17 AM
Yes, it looks cheesier than chessy but David Hewlett is looking pretty buff and he has a gun and everything. I don't know if even David Hewlitt can make me tune in though. Well, yeah. I probably will tune in and out until I catch a David Hewlitt scene and see if he can pull off the action hero role.

ShadowMaat
May 22nd, 2004, 11:19 AM
The trick will be to remember to watch. ;) I gotta give David a chance, though. This could improve his ranking in my Buff Geeks book, 'cause right now, he's mostly geek without much buff. ;)

ShadowMaat
May 22nd, 2004, 07:17 PM
The movie was, indeed, very moronic and cheesy, but David... Wow. Much buffness. He definitely moves up a couple of notches in my book. ;) That whole underwater scene? And the kiss? Wow, again. hehe. Atlantis is definitely going to be very interesting to watch. So's David. :D

Shipperahoy
May 22nd, 2004, 10:24 PM
So even the promise of a buff David Hewlitt wasn't enough to make me watch that whole movie but I did flip in from time to time and discerned that David is in fact buff, that I think he will be able to hold his own on Atlantis, and that I was correct in assuming that David Boreanaz's wife can't, in fact, act.

petzke_42
May 23rd, 2004, 12:10 AM
Is that really him in it? I saw a commercial for it, and though "hmmm, was that McKay" so I went on IMDB and checked, but it didn't say "Boa vs. Python" on his thingy.

ShadowMaat
May 23rd, 2004, 05:24 AM
Is that really him in it? I saw a commercial for it, and though "hmmm, was that McKay" so I went on IMDB and checked, but it didn't say "Boa vs. Python" on his thingy.
IMDB isn't gospel. ;) Sometimes they get things wrong and miss other things completely. They rely on fans and movie geeks to provide their info. Dunno how anyone managed to miss B v. P, but oh well.

That was definitely David and he was definitely looking buffer than usual. ;) I kept the TV on, but only paid attention during his scenes. Good stuff from him, the rest of the cast was a joke.

Can't wait for Atlantis, now... Assuming TPTB actually give him some stuff to do and don't treat HIM as the joke!

SGSlugger
May 23rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
Is that really him in it? I saw a commercial for it, and though "hmmm, was that McKay" so I went on IMDB and checked, but it didn't say "Boa vs. Python" on his thingy.

I had wondered the same thing. But was it really that bad? I missed it...was watching 48 hours of Green Acres. :cool:

ShadowMaat
May 23rd, 2004, 05:53 AM
I had wondered the same thing. But was it really that bad?

It depends on your definition of "bad". I can't stand movies of this nature because there's little time spent on plot and character development and lots of time spent on thoughts like, "Ooo! Snakes!" And watching snakes eat people and seeing stuff blow up.

The plot was very weak and the so-called "logic" used by some of the characters was pathetic, although I did like that Emmett (Hewlett's character) told the FBI guy that the "fight a big snake with a bigger snake" idea was the stupidest thing he'd ever heard.

The characters were all one dimensional. The bad guys were all brutish and stupid, the FBI Agent was all prim and logical, the buxom marine biologist apparently ONLY knows marine biology and nothing else about anything, and the herpetologist was broody and generally more worried about his snake than the fact that people were dying. And some of the incidental characters were laughable. The deputy with the wide-eyed, eager-to-please look who runs to talk to the FBI agent and trips and falls onto a dead body, splattering himself with gore- and in his excitement doesn't even notice, the "lets ignore our orders and go kill the snake" attitude of the military team- who were introduced, attacked, and the survivors escaped never to be seen again for the rest of the movie...

And don't even get me started on the dialogue. Stilted, unnatural, highly cheesy... you wonder if the writers have ever read a book, seen a movie, or, gods forbid, actually interacted with the real world.

Anyway, David was still fun to watch. I liked his character best of all the cliches. ;)

Bagpuss
May 23rd, 2004, 07:11 AM
Enjoyed your review,Shadow! ;)

Meekly ask,does anyone know if there are any plans in the offing for the Film to be shown on Sky Movies? :)

I like David too. :D

ShadowMaat
May 23rd, 2004, 07:12 AM
Meekly ask,does anyone know if there are any plans in the offing for the Film to be shown on Sky Movies? :)
If England's taste in movies is anything like its taste in food, you should be getting it any time now. ;)

Bagpuss
May 23rd, 2004, 07:17 AM
Hmmm! Good point. ;)

Still want to see DH in action though!(If the dialogue gets too cheesy,I'll just switch the sound off. ;) )

keshou
May 23rd, 2004, 07:36 AM
I only saw about 30-40 minutes of the movie before I *ahem* fell asleep but it was enough to see David Hewlett looking nice and scruffy and brooding and cute. I must have missed the buff parts, just saw him in the lab thru the part where they were performing surgery to insert the tracking device in the snake. Obligatory *sheesh* here.

So was David Boreanaz's wife the gal who played Monica Bond??

The dialogue was oh-so-bad and cheesy. I presume all the cliched "hunter" guys got eaten by the snake? I pegged them for snake-snacks as soon as I saw them. Except maybe for the not-so-enthusiastic son. Why does one of these types always have to be a "Tex". *Sigh*

Really looking forward to seeing Mr. Hewlett in Atlantis. Hope they find a way to show off his buffness since I missed it last night. ;)

Newbie
May 23rd, 2004, 07:07 PM
well i saw the whole movie....yes it was cheesy, but still good acting in some places... i like the two main heros ;) and storu is pretty good....after that i went to see Jurasick Park :D

nugglebugget
May 28th, 2004, 06:33 AM
Didn't get to see it until last night.It's agood thing I sorta like movies like this:p .No big suprises as to who makes it & who doesn't.My personal predictions as to who was marked "snake-snack" from the get go pretty well panned out.

D Hewlett looked mighty fine,I must say...

poppy_popcorn
May 28th, 2004, 06:49 AM
It looked incredibly cheesy, I mean what kind of an idea was that? Two snakes fighting eachother? Sounds retarded! Know, it looks stupid too.

DragonGate
December 3rd, 2005, 09:43 AM
Could someone refresh my memory?

I think Hewlett's character had the Boa and it was female right? And the snake they were trying to use the Boa to get rid of was the Python and male?

AnUbIs2004
December 3rd, 2005, 10:18 PM
Question, shouldn't the SciFI channel just come out of the closet and rename themselves the "Bad made for TV when Animals attack" channel? I am really, when does the Scifi channel even show Scifi (aside from Stargate and BSG). Its like the Food Channel showing nightly reruns of Cheers. Or the Speed channel showing the classic BBC series World at War. And do shows like Boa vs. Python even get close to the ratings to pay for the budget? Good grief

xfkirsten
December 3rd, 2005, 11:36 PM
Question, shouldn't the SciFI channel just come out of the closet and rename themselves the "Bad made for TV when Animals attack" channel? I am really, when does the Scifi channel even show Scifi (aside from Stargate and BSG). Its like the Food Channel showing nightly reruns of Cheers. Or the Speed channel showing the classic BBC series World at War. And do shows like Boa vs. Python even get close to the ratings to pay for the budget? Good grief

I wonder about that myself. Because those animals need to be villified any more than they already have been by society. :rolleyes:
/zoologist

Kensterman
December 4th, 2005, 04:37 AM
Wasn't there a sequel to this movie as well?? I haven't seen it, and I don't know if I ever will, but if you look at it from a point of view as 'light' entertainment and don't expect much from it, it might be easier.

unknownterra
December 4th, 2005, 04:41 AM
Whoever did the special effects in that movie should hang their head down in shame. I actually own it on DVD, but only because DH has a leading role in it of course ;)

xfkirsten
December 4th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Wasn't there a sequel to this movie as well?? I haven't seen it, and I don't know if I ever will, but if you look at it from a point of view as 'light' entertainment and don't expect much from it, it might be easier.

Actually, I've found that giving it the MST3K treatment works pretty well. :D

TechnoWraith
December 4th, 2005, 11:27 AM
Has anyone else seen the previews for this t.v. movie that's coming on the sci-fi channel? It looks fairly cheesy but has a long haired and quite buff-looking David Hewlett. So the McKay fans should be in for a treat.

That's David Hewlett? I never would have guessed. I've never actually watched the movie long enough to make it to the credits.

Really, it's a sad waste of some good acting talent. This movie is an old re-run i've seen many times, and "cheesy" doesn't even come close. It truly is a waste of time and acting talent if you ask me. Most of the Sci-fi Originals are an insult to the acting talents of the some of the actors they use. :S