THE GREEN INFERNO (2015)
Directed by Eli Roth
The directorial return of Eli Roth is gory but disappointing. The brutality in the film is appropriate and insane but the story gets ridiculous once the twists starts unfolding. The Green Inferno is promising but its silly and thinly written characters are at times irritating and the film tries to complicate things by putting unnecessary twists. It feels like a waiting game, anticipating the gore and intense events to happen. It’s hard to get tense or terrified as the scenes aren’t built solidly to be effective, it definitely has some excruciating moments but getting there felt rushed or forced.
It could’ve worked better without the twist for a more natural effect to its story. The film feels like its been played by its writer, just exploring predictable and familiar territories for convenience’s sake.
Our rating 2 out of 5 stars
The Green Inferno is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Solar Pictures Philippines. Rated R-13 and R-18 (Uncut) by the MTRCB.