Flash Movie Review: The Green Inferno

There are certain obligations that require us to be there. The working lunch business meeting would be one such function, though I strongly dislike this one. I do not want to sit at a table across from someone who talks with their mouth full; besides, I prefer my lunch (my biggest meal of the day) to be a relaxed and enjoyable time. How often do you hear people say their business lunch meeting was enjoyable? Another obligation, though I really would not say obligation, is accompanying someone to the doctor’s office to hear the results of their medical test. No one wants to hear “bad” news, but if a loved one asks you, you need to be there to support and comfort them no matter what the doctor says to them. Now that I think about it, even if someone were to ask me to join them for some type of function because they do not want to go alone, I would more than likely go with them. I remember going to a friend’s company holiday party where I did not know a soul except for them. Eating and drinking late into the evening is not my version of fun, along with the majority of the conversation revolving around the company’s business; I was bored most of the evening, but I went because a friend asked me. Now when it is about going to the movies, there are some I know are not going to be great works of art; but I feel I have to see them if for nothing else to warn you. If it was just for me I would not spend a cent on some of the things I have sat through since starting this review site. This horror film would be an example.    STUDENT activists travel to the Amazon forest to protest a company’s construction site. It would have helped them if they had studied up on the area beforehand. This film festival nominated adventure movie was brutal to sit through and watch. Horror without suspense is not horror to me; it is just gross disgusting acts of violence and this picture excelled at it. Starring Lorenza Izzo (Knock Knock, Aftershock) as Justine, Ariel Levy (Best Worst Friends, Aftershock) as Alejandro and Aaron Burns (Grindhouse, Planet Terror) as Jonah; I thought the acting was dull. Granted the script did not help anyone because some of the lines and scenes were ridiculous. I did not find anything that was exciting or compelling; it seemed as if the writers used one particular act to be the cornerstone of the story. I understood it but to see this act over and over did not produce anything valuable to me; it simply bored me. There were two things that happened that I liked about the film and one of them was found in the credits. Let me tell you this was a tough obligation to fulfill. Intense scenes with blood and violence.


1 1/4 stars




About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on October 2, 2015, in Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Roth’s never done it for me. I guess I should continue to stay away from him 🙂

  2. Thank you for the fair warning!

  3. I do not get the appeal of Roth’s movies at all. Gore without atmosphere, suspense and tension just becomes boring to watch and sometimes just downright offensive. I’m sure I would have avoided this one anyway but I certainly will now.

  4. Pity, since I think that the 80’000 acres of rainforest being destroyed every single day IS a reality… I’m asking myself (just by seeing the trailer) if that silly plot of the movie is maybe a dull way of making ridiculous the disturbing reality… Thank you for telling us :-)claudine

    • Hi Claudine, it really was a shame because the intent of the story made sense and like you, I appreciated that the subject was the Amazon rainforest. But what a stinker of a movie. Thanks for your comments.

  5. The kind of movie I wait to see on the tv at home….in a couple years. lol

    • Please feel free to wait more than a couple of years. Due to the violence I cannot imagine this film will ever see network broadcast TV, only cable. Thanks for the comments.

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