We rate J. Lo’s performance in ”Anaconda”
PREMISE Lopez is a documentary filmmaker leading a crew that includes Eric Stoltz and Owen Wilson down the Amazon, where a giant, man-eating snake picks them off one by one.
LOVE INTEREST Cameraman Ice Cube
OVERBEARING FATHER FIGURE Serpent hunter Jon Voight, whose hammy, heavily accented performance is an apparent tribute to Robert Shaw’s shark-chasing Quint in Jaws
HER CHARACTER’S ANCESTRY Latin
MEMORABLE MOMENT While the strong-willed Lopez throws attitude and looks good in wet clothes, Voight and the big snake chew up the scenery.
WHAT EW SAID It’s a movie ”in the great tradition of cinematic cheese” in which, even for the hard-working, unself-conscious Lopez, ”acting is almost beside the point.”
J. LO’S GRADE B
THE MOVIE B-
Read the EW review