Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Halloween Horror – The Green Inferno (2013)

green infernoDirector: Eli Roth

Writer: Guillermo Amoedo, Eli Roth (Screenplay)

Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Ignacia Allamand, Daryl Sabara, Nicolas Martinez, Sky Ferreira

Plot: 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.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Best Cannibal Film Ever?

Story: Green Inferno starts when an activist group ACT lead by Alejandro (Levy) wanting to take a team to Peru to stop the deforestation happening in the rainforest. He recruits Justine (Izzo) a first year student to join their team which includes Lars (Sabara), Amy (Blanton) Samantha (Apanowicz), Daniel (Martinez), Jonah (Burns) and Kara (Allamand) there are a few more but these are the main few we meet and get to know.

With the campaign being a success the group head home but when their plane crash lands in the middle of the Amazon we lose members of the team in the crash but they are the lucky ones as a local cannibalistic tribe find the remaining survivors and take them back to the village to feed them, who will survivor that is the question left to be asked.

Green Inferno really does what a good cannibal film does but more importantly you can feel the Eli Roth effect on the film. This could be a good or bad thing depending on how you like you horror but his style always starts by introducing us to the main characters making everything feel safe before the third act all the horror is finally unleashed. The pacing of this film really works because it all starts by giving us enough time to build the characters before putting them through the horror. This story has bought the cannibal sub-genre back to light and could easily be up there as a best.

Actor Review

Lorenza Izzo: Justine is the first year student who joins the activist group making her the least experienced on the mission which helps us as the audience have the questions answered, she puts up a fight in her own way. Lorenza gives us a good performance from start to finish as we watch her character change.justine

Ariel Levy: Alejandro is the leader of ACT who comes off as a potential saviour of the world but he is willing to sacrifice anybody to get his message out, he slowly changes as the film unfolds and fills the complete asshole role. Ariel gives a performance that truly makes you hate him even next to cannibals.ajandro

Support Cast: Green Inferno has what you would have to call very generic supporting characters which include the one that shouldn’t be there, the stoner, the brave one, the over friendly one along with the cannibal tribe. They all help with the final outcome of the film and are all easily identified by their actions.

Director Review: Eli RothEli gives us one of his best films and one of the best cannibal films we have ever seen.

Adventure: Green Inferno makes the first half of the film feel like an adventure to save the rainforest.

Horror: Green Inferno has the second half in the horror genre as we see the survivors having to wonder if they can make it out of the cannibal’s village.

Settings: Green Inferno has great settings being used because by the end we see the pure terror of where the survivors are.
Special Effects: Green Inferno uses practical effects for the gore and they all come off looking very good and realistic throughout.

Suggestion: Green Inferno is one for the horror fans to watch. (Horror Fans Watch)

Best Part: Plane crash.

Worst Part: It does take a while to get to the cannibals.

Funniest Scene: Getting the cannibals high.

Believability: Elements of this film feel very real, but the cannibals side is not.

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: It doesn’t need one.

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $6 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Tagline: Fear will consume you

Trivia: When the villagers were shown Cannibal Holocaust, since they never saw a movie before, they thought it was a comedy.

Overall: The best cannibal film this century.



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