The Green Inferno is an American horror. The film was directed by Eli Roth and co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo. The film was inspired by Italian cannibal films of the late 1970s and early ’80s, including Cannibal Holocaust (1980), which features a film-within-a-film titled The Green Inferno. The movie was a suitable gory diversion for blood and gore seekers.
The cast of the movie was comprised of Lorenza Izzo as Justine, Ariel Levy as Alejandro, Daryl Sabara as Lars, Kirby Bliss Blanton as Amy, Magda Apanowicz as Samantha, Sky Ferreira as Kaycee, Nicolás Martínez as Daniel, Aaron Burns as Jonah, Ignacia Allamand as Kara, Ramón Llao as The Bald Headhunter, Richard Burgi as Charles, Matías López as Carlos and Antonieta Pari as The Elder.
The movie plot reveals a New York college student Justine (Lorenza Izzo), who is a lawyer’s daughter, meeting a student activist named Alejandro (Ariel Levy) while he is on a hunger strike for the rights of underpaid janitors. Smitten, Justine agrees to help Alejandro to undertake his next project which is to save the Amazon forest from deforestation and other human influenced issues. Things turn a devastatingly hazardous turn as they soon regret their decision as their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle. Soon their nightmares come to life as they find themselves surrounded by a horde of menacing bloodthirsty cannibals. Justine the rest of their group is taken captive by a tribe as their story of survival continues.
The movie received general views from the critics. The movie was admired for its visceral extremity. The sequences of gore and disgust somehow made up a bit for the movie’s halfhearted plot and monotonous characters but it was not the movie was still clinging to misery instead of actual thrills. The demonic and devilish dismemberment was too dissolute for some viewers to digest. Some of the critics called the movie a sophomoric and xenophobic silly slop as the movie enveloped itself in a controversy as the film was criticized by Survival International. Survival International campaigns for native peoples and indigenous peoples living in intentional isolation. The organization criticized the movie, accusing it for reinforcing colonialism and respectively neocolonialism, as well as their stigmas against the native people, portraying and them as brutal and mindless savages. Nevertheless, Roth dismissed this argument as unimportant for stopping exploitation.