The Green Inferno has been causing buzz for some time. Many thought it would never see the light of day. Legal issues threatened to keep it shelved. Recently, Jason Blum picked the film up for his Blumhouse Productons. Eli Roth's homage to Cannibal Holocaust 'The Green Inferno' delivers the goods when it come to disgusting gore.
The film opens with a group of college protesters planning a trip to Peru to protest the destruction of the rainforest. The group, led by Alejandro (Ariel Levy) chain themselves to the heavy equipment used to clear the trees. Things go wrong when Justine (Lorenza Izzo) fumbles with her lock and is unable to secure her chain. The group is quickly removed and put on a plane back to America.
After an unexpected plane crash deep in the heart of the jungle in an impressive display of carnage, a few members of the group survive. Little do they know, they crash right in a village of cannibals. The group is quickly captured and, one of the group is quickly eaten alive in front of their eyes. The gore was certainly disgusting and lived up tot the hype. Being warned by the usher while entering the theater to bring a barf bag wasn't far off the mark. The film has a lot of style but, very little substance. Plot wise, it was thin, very thin. The look and the feel of the film was spot on but the overall package lacked severely.
We've waited a long time for Eli Roth got get back in the director's chair and deliver a fresh horror film. The Green Inferno came close but, missed the mark and leaves us wanting more. The fact that a sequel is hinted at gives us hope for a better tomorrow.