Movie Reviews: 'The Green Inferno'
The Green Inferno (review)
By Jacob Fisher
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Lorenza Izzo – Justine
Ariel Levy – Alejandro
Aaron Burns – Jonah
Kirby Bliss Blanton – Amy
Magda Apanowicz – Samantha
So this movie is already getting a rep for a few good reasons. First off Eli Roth is using many examples of cannibal films before this. Now cannibal films are really well known because of the sick shit that happens in it. A big one that Eli Roth used is the film that started his love for horror films and that is Cannibal Holocaust. Now Cannibal Holocaust is a hit or miss for people because of a certain scene that happened in the movie but you have to admit that it really is a well-known movie. Okay back to ‘The Green Inferno’. For me who seen a few movies in the cannibal sub-genre it felt tamer which is understandable because otherwise I don’t think the studio would follow through with making it. But don’t get me wrong this movie is still really bloody and include a scene or two of sick shit happening on screen. The screenplay is kind of rocky in the beginning but get better once all the action starts happening on screen. And I loved how Eli Roth left room at the end for a possible sequel.
‘The Green Inferno’ does a good job at bringing back cannibal films just a bit tamer than it used to be back in the day. But with that being said the movie is still really bloody and sick and I don’t recommend this film to everybody. It’s nice seeing the cannibal sub-genre get explored again and hopefully we will more like it here in the next few years. And fingers cross that ‘The Green Inferno’ makes its money back because I would love to see what Eli Roth has in mind for a follow up.
Rating: 4/5 STARS