MEGABOA (2021) Reviews of The Asylum’s latest monster movie

 

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’50 feet. Ready to eat.’

Megaboa is a 2021 American monster movie about a group of college students being hunted by a massive boa constrictor snake.

Directed by Mario N. Bonassin (Alien Conquest) from a screenplay written by Alex Heerman (Airliner Sky Battle). Co-produced by David Michael Latt and Paul Bales. Executive produced by David Rimawi.

The Emerald City Films-Atomic Blonde Entertainment production stars Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight and many, many other movies); Joe Herrera (Inheritance; Psycho Sisters; Don’t Panic), Emilia Torello (Mr Mercedes series), Michelle Elizabeth O’Shea (Godforsaken; Destruction Los Angeles), Ray Acevedo (American Sicario), Jadon Cal (Stream; Last of the Grads), Sharon Desiree (Devil’s Triangle; Planet Dune; Monster Hunters; Apocalypse of Ice), Michael DeVorzon (Fast and Fierce: Death Race), Garrett Schulte and Vimala Veera.

Plot:

On a trip to Colombia, a group of college students head into the rainforest to look for cave drawings. Unfortunately, a once thought to be extinct fifty-foot boa constrictor snake is out lurking in the brush, hungry for blood…

Reviews:

There’s definitely entertainment value caused by the horrible acting and the terrible script. The CGI is surprisingly good but that alone can’t carry the story from being totally absurd […]
But it’s a fun movie if you can keep your distance from it and don’t take it too seriously.” Active Context

“So, you know, Megaboa is not a good movie. It moves too slow, there was not enough boa or flaming spider action and is basically an 80-minute nature walk. But they at least did jam up the last ten minutes with plenty of suspect action and we appreciate that.” Film Critics United

“Strictly for those die-hards of a disposition to enjoy snake thrills (also some spider thrills). Don’t look for subtlety or nuance, just lots of schlock snake fun.” Johmurra

“The CGI snake isn’t the worst […] and it’s better than most of the recent Chinese films on the subject, especially Snake: Fall of a City. The horde of little spiders we see in the cave look like windup toys in some scenes […] The film’s final battle is a bit of a disappointment and was done better in one of the Sharknado films […] While far from awful, and better than a lot of other Asylum films, Megaboa isn’t really a good film either.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

In the USA, Megaboa is released theatrically by The Asylum for one week, from December 31st through January 6th, in five locations:

Atlanta, GA: Area 51’s Aurora Cineplex
Cleveland, OH: Hickory Ridge Cinemas
Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle Glendale
Miami, FL: O Cinema South Beach
Minneapolis, MN: Trylon Cinema

The movie will be released On-Demand on January 6th 2022.

Cast and characters:

Eric Roberts … Doctor Malone, anthropologist
Emilia Torello … Grace
Joe Herrera … Joaquin
Michelle Elizabeth O’Shea … Allison
Ray Acevedo … Rex
Jadon Cal … Jason
Sharon Desiree … Rita
Michael DeVorzon … Jake
Garrett Schulte … Adam
Vimala Veera … Benji

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California

Technical details:

85 minutes

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Fun facts:

Unlike the snake shown on the poster for Megaboa, real-life boa constrictors do not have two long frontal fangs.

Trailer:

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