Pros: Decent effects for its budget, campy fun, Englund and Van Dien chew scenery, some nudity.
Cons: Not as fun as I wanted it to be, the main lead is bland, some bad effects here and there, anticlimactic ending.
The film, about a giant military-engineered snake (of course), features violence almost reminiscent of torture porn (detailed close-ups of acid-burned bodies are shown, some with their entrails exposed), questionable characters (Robert Englund and Casper Van Dien in particular), so-so snake effects (one minute it looks great, the next minute it's ugly), an issue with tone (the subject matter is treated with mainly straight face, with marginal dose of comic relief), and yep, you guessed it, a slow-paced script that's chock full of cheese.
Yet, there's a couple reasons why this isn't a total blowout. One: it was a low-budget release from the (original) Sci Fi Channel, which is reasonable. Two: it has some redeeming quality in Englund. Three: big 2008 theatrical release "Twilight" is arguably worse than any other bad movie around. Yes, I said it.
Long story short, this movie is dumb and forgettable. If any horror buff plans to see it, proceed with caution.