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Green Inferno, The

Director:  Eli Roth
Year Released:  2013
Rating:  2.0

College student Justine (Lorenza Izzo, currently Mrs. Roth) joins a student activist group - led by dodgy Alejandro (Ariel Levy) - that wants to travel to Peru and protest the cutting down of the rainforest, except after getting there and recording their little stunt (chaining themselves to trees and bulldozers), their plane crashes and area cannibals start feasting on the protesters. Obviously indebted to Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust - allegedly, Roth showed it to the locals he cast as the flesh eaters and they thought it was funny - and featuring some truly grotesque special effects (it's almost impossible to not wince at least once), but it's still a juvenile view of the world (with plenty of questionable acting): uglier than the severed heads is Roth's political slant - revealed at the end - in which Justine, having escaped after the tribe devoured most of her group, inexplicably sides with the cannibals in a bizarre bout of ignorance, shock or Roth simply having a giggle (most likely the last one). Speaking of activism, is Wall Street still Occupied?

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