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Monday, 30 November 2015

THE GREEN INFERNO [2013]

After sitting on the shelf for two years, Eli Roth's cannibalistic horror film The Green Inferno finally sees the light of day, much to the dismay of the easily offended and/or folks who only like high quality film-making.
A pack of overly privileged university students attempt to save a section of the Amazon rain forest only to find themselves on the dinner menu of a tribe of colorful cannibals.  It's a thinly veiled tribute to Cannibal Holocaust with a weakly taught lesson tossed into to make up for how distasteful the whole thing is.  Sure it's disgusting and there's some squirm-worthy moments but I saw nothing I haven't seen on TV's The Walking Dead (Greg Nicotero's bloody FX work is showcased here too) and makes me wonder what all the fuss is about.  Maybe I'm a little desensitized to the whole cannibalism thing after Bryan Fuller's take on Hannibal but this empty vessel really didn't do a whole lot for this gorehound looking to be truly shocked and disturbed.

2½ bad times for the trots out of 5

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