Cert: 18 Runtime: 100 mins Director: Eli Roth Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Darly Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Ramon Llao and Antonieta Pari
Look, it’s good they ate Josh first. He should last them almost a week
Two Eli Roth movies in one year, we truly are very lucky. The Green Inferno was due for release in 2013 but due to distribution issues it came out two years later. This is also the first cannibal movie to be released in a very long time. This is a homage to Cannibal Holocaust so we are expecting pure gore and utter disgust. So what is the plot for Green Inferno? New York college student Justine (Lorenza Izzo), a lawyer’s daughter, meets a student activist named Alejandro (Ariel Levy) when he goes on a hunger strike on behalf of underpaid janitors. Smitten, Justine agrees to help Alejandro undertake his next project: to save the Amazon. She soon learns to regret her decision when their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle and she and the rest of their group are taken captive by a tribe of hungry cannibals.I have to say, I was very impressed with how much on screen violence this was able to get away with. If this was the R-rated cut, I can’t wait to see an Unrated version. The violence was very grisly and doesn’t hold back. Eli Roth didn’t disappoint on the gore in this film.
Easily some of the most violent stuff I’ve seen on the big screen, period.The main problem with this is movie is that it doesn’t feel very authentic at times. I was very disappointed at the amount of computer generated effects were used, and not necessarily for the violence. There were way too many computer generated animals in this film, and that is were most of the authenticity of this film fell off. The gore is spot on, but the movie lacked good shots of real animals or good shots of the jungle in its natural habitat – with no characters. While the natives looked great on film in their location, so much more could have been done with the jungle around them. The Green Inferno was definitely not a letdown, but it wouldn’t have taken much to make it a lot better.Don’t expect the shock value of Cannibal Holocaust but get ready for one of the most violence films of the year. It is definitely a wild ride, and should be a lot of fun for fans of cannibal films or extremely violent horror films. Very disturbing, and I appreciate that it isn’t completely brainless, and manages to fit in some social commentary with it.