Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” pays homage to Ruggero Deodato’s classic shocker “Cannibal Holocaust”, but while there are clearly references to Deodato’s, The Green Inferno is a totally different story. It’s about a group of activists who travel to Amazonia in a mission to save the rain forest, but of course, things don’t go so simple and they will be forced to face a gruesome challenge against, guess who? …the cannibals. Roth’s movie is simple and it doesn’t take a genius to understand the plot but on the other hand it’s a quite nice watch if you take it for what it is. Great locations, not so good acting, few humorous moments and a lot of cannibal action. The special effects are well made and the splatter bits are not missing, quite far from his first films (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel Part II) but not as bad as some of his latest stuff (Knock Knock); if you like the director you should absolutely give this movie a chance, not as scary and credible as Cannibal Holocaust but good enough for a night of entertainment. Why not?

Vote: 6/10

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