What an epic, thrilling, gory, gruesome ride! This is a horror movie you'll never forget, guaranteed.
Most horror and movie fans have heard of Eli Roth, he has created some truly incredible horror flicks. He is most known for Hostel and Hostel 2, both excellent movies in my opinion. When it comes to making us gag, yet simultaneously morbidly fascinated, he is a master. And 'The Green Inferno' is no exception.
This movie revolves around a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon in hopes of saving the rain forest by employing some risky tactics. They are aware that the construction workers and men operating the bulldozers won't be happy at their staged protest. But they should be less worried about the workers, and more concerned about the natives. In particular, a dangerous tribe who have an extremely different way of living to most civilized human beings.
I was advised to watch this by a friend, and have since then thanked them. This one hits all the marks for a splatter horror movie.
We have a bunch of comical and entertaining characters. The leader of the project, the woman who is sleeping with him, the student activists, and their newest recruit, Justine. Justine is especially passionate about human rights, her father being a human rights lawyer. So she jumps at the chance to actually do something as opposed to talking about it. This proves a fatal mistake when they stumble upon the natives. It was ironic that the very people they were fighting to save, treat them very....badly.
Prior to the butchery, there is great scenery as the cameras explore the Amazon. The filmography is excellent, giving us a range of shots and viewpoints, making the viewer feel as if they are on the journey with the activists.
But regardless, most will be watching this for the horror and gore elements, and with good reason. It has some of the best graphic scenes I have ever seen, and that is including Saw, Hostel and The Human Centipede. Except this isn't just blood for the sake of it, there is a story and a reason. It is unnerving to think that tribes do exist, and perhaps they have similar ways of dealing with visitors as the natives do in this movie? It has certainly deterred me from exploring the Amazon, I'll stick to cities when I travel, or populated areas. Populated with regular people that is.
This film proves that no good deed goes unpunished. All the trouble the activists went through was entirely selfless. Only to result in chaos!
Eli Roth is know for this type of movie, but he really pushes the boundaries in this one, in so many ways, which you will find out. I wasn't prepared for the disturbing scenes, and I am a hardcore horror movie lover. A little tip? Don't eat while watching, and you won't want to eat after. So eat before!
It may just be me, but I felt they left it open for a sequel? Which I sincerely hope happens. Sequels, as we all know, are a hit or miss concept, so they would have to bring something new to the table if they were to even consider continuing the story.
Overall, an excellent movie, if you have a strong stomach.
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