The Green Inferno Review:
This movie is Eli Roth’s latest directorial effort before Death Wish and Meg come out this year. In all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan of Roth’s directorial work but I love what he’s done for the genre and the smaller filmmakers in it.
I went into this with an open mind, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In recent years or decades really, we haven’t gotten any cannibal films in the vein of Holocaust and Inferno.
It was just a great cinematic experience. It just goes all the way without holding anything back and it’s just satisfying to know something in the cannibal genre was present in theaters even if for just a short couple months. People have forgotten how messed up a horror film can really get with movies like Don’t Breathe and IT being the most disturbing movies of the year. This movie just blows those out of the water.
I also have to brag about the characters and story. The main leads are all a group of well acted and likable, some intentionally unlikable, characters we can get behind for this movie. Especially our lead. She goes through a great arc and is truly a hero we can root for.
The story is a straightforward cannibal survival story with a nice message behind it all. The horror is graphically horrific and will send your heart rate through the roof, something films done usually so to me. My only complaint is the humor. It comes randomly and if I’m being honest, it ruined some pretty dark moments.
Overall, despite some misplaced humor The Green Inferno is a brutally, gleeful return to the isolated cannibal genre and has all the stomach turning gore and edge of your seat terror you’d want and expect. Probably my favorite Eli Roth directed feature to date. 6.8/10