A quick review of “The Green Inferno” (2015)

There is one special effects sequence in Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” (2015) that is technically very well done.  I won’t describe it, for fear of spoilers here, but if you know that Greg Nicotero was in charge of effects for this movie, and you know the TV show with which he’s associated, then you have a pretty good idea of what this sequence entails.  (Hint: it’s “The Walking Dead.”)

This movie also makes excellent use of its Peruvian location, and the real tribe employed as extras.

Beyond those two things … this really is a rather mediocre horror-thriller, folks.  It’s nothing to write home about.  In fact, it seems amateurishly made on a few levels, especially considering the creative talent Roth exhibited with films like “Hostel” (2005), “Hostel 2” (2007) and “Cabin Fever” (2002).

This movie held my attention, and it does serve up a disturbing horror film that’s weird and different — which is what I think Roth is known for.  But, regrettably, it just wasn’t especially well scripted, performed or directed.  I’d give it a 4 out of 10.



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