The Green Inferno (2015)
The Green Inferno is a 2015 English language Cannibal Horror movie directed by Eli Roth. The movie is produced by Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Eli Roth, Miguel Asensio, and Nicolas Lopez under World view Entertainment, Open Road Films, Dragonfly Entertainment, and Sobras International Pictures. When we consider the Casting of this movie, the lead roles are played by Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levvy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, and Sky Ferrira, while the supporting cast includes . Coming to the Important Crew: Music is composed by Manuel Riveiro, while Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo has provided the screenplay.
The Green Inferno (2015) Rating:
- Eloise = 5 / 10;
- Dylan = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 5.5 / 10;
- IMDB = 5.3 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 2.9 / 10
The Green Inferno (2015) Synopsis:
A group of University students flies to Peru hoping to save a native tribe from destruction, only to become prey to the cannibal tribe instead.
The Green Inferno (2015) Review:
Being quite found of cannibal movies (and exploitation in general), Eli Roth’s attempt to resuscitate a long dead subgenre of horror was amongst my biggest expectation for this year. Unfortunately, I think I was expecting too much and I ended up really disappointed.
It is not that the movie is bad. Actually, taken out of context, it is an entertaining movie. The jungle setting is unusual enough to raise the curiosity. The work done on the tribe members, the make-up, the torture, is good enough to keep any horror lover watching. Only the story sins by being way to linear and punch-less, with a bunch of likeable but surprise-less characters.
Instead, the problem to me was that the Americanised aspect of the movie. Everything is toned down in comparison to what most of us would be expecting, so as to appeal to the wider audience. Call me a purist if you like, but in a cannibal movie, this kind of a major sin. The gore is there but is never extreme and, despite the modern special effects, it is far less shocking than those atrocious 80’s exploitation movies. The same goes for the victims themselves. In exploitation movies, they white people are always depicted as doing horrible things to the native. Here, there is an attempt to have one asshole, but again, it is toned down way too much.
All of this completely failed at convincing me. I am totally aware that the movie itself isn’t that bad, but I was really hoping for something completely different.