Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Green Inferno (2013)

The Green Inferno (2013/ Released 2015): written by Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo; directed by Eli Roth; starring Eli Roth's wife: Eli Roth's homage to the cult horror film Cannibal Holocaust does the unthinkable: it makes cannibals boring. A bunch of college students protesting the destruction of the Peruvian rain forest get captured by a cannibal tribe. Gustatory hilarity ensues. Well, not really -- this is a boring bad movie, not a fun bad movie. 

Eli Roth's great dramatic trick is to lock the students up in a cage for about half the film's interminable 100 minutes. Yay. The blood and gore never seem convincing, possibly because I don't give a crap about any of the characters. The funniest moment comes when we hear a loon cry amongst the background noises. Man, that is one out-of-place loon! Not recommended.

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