A genetically modified super-python, dropped on Russia by the Americans at some pointfor some reason or other, is captured. But the plane carrying the snake is shot down by Chechens.The cargo is recaptured and taken to a base. A husband-and-wife team of cargo haulers areengaged for no truly logical reason by a CIA team to go the base, where the snake is to be stolenand taken back to the States. Unfortunately, the snake is already loose. “Loose” is also a goodword for the pl…t, which doesn’t make any sense. Needless confusion is created by havingsupposedly American characters (with names like “MacEwan”) played by Russian actors. Huh?And the FX are strictly cheeseball. So, is this a good film? No. However, for all those fans oflow-budget 50s monster movies, this is something that should appreciated at that level. Python 2(along with its predecessor and other films such as Octopus, Komodo, Spiders and so on) arethe contemporary equivalents of Beginning of the End and The Black Scorpion. So what’s notto love?
Why does a snake roar? Don’t ask, but the roar does sound pretty fine. The explosions maybe rather feeble, but the snake and helicopter surround effects are great, and the left-rightseparation is first-rate.
Some shots are rather grainy, but for the most part the picture is clear and sharp, with strongcontrasts and flesh tones. Another nice touch is the widescreen presentation (which Fox alsorespected for the equally corny Venomous). The film may be cheap, but it should be seenproperly. The format isn’t indicated, but looks like 1.78:1 to me.
Very basic stuff: cast and director filmographies, a still gallery, and trailers for both Pythonmovies and Venomous. The menu’s main page is scored and animated, as are the transitions.
Strictly for the serious trash fanciers out there, and you know who you are.
Special Features List
- Still Gallery