Sunday, March 27, 2016
THE GREEN INFERNO (2013)
Other than eye-rolling annoyance for the first 40 minutes or so, I didn't really have any emotions during THE GREEN INFERNO. The activists during the first act were unbearably annoying and when the cannibals finally showed up the the second act I just found them to be boring. Then when the victims were captured and taken to the village I was hoping for some APOCALYPTO-style jungle chase excitement or maybe some RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II escape and running around in the jungle action, but no. Instead there was just a bunch of sitting in a wooden cage bitching and moaning interrupted by the occasional cannibal feasting scene.
I can only imagine that being captured by a village full of cannibals would be mind-destroyingly terrifying, but unfortunately none of that terror is expressed in THE GREEN INFERNO. I had zero compassion for the main characters. I hated them all. And even when they were captured I still didn't give a shit. And on the other side of the spectrum, the villagers were all bland. The one standout was the yellow and black-painted guy but he didn't come off as being a badass or anything.
Overall, THE GREEN INFERNO is a watchable film, but just kind of soulless and meh.