Friday, October 07, 2016

Dark Amazon


(2014) **1/2

Deep in the Brazilian rainforest a group of researchers along with a film crew seek out a rare frog that holds the key to curing cancer.  Along the way they encounter tribes, deadly animals, and something more sinister.  Soon the researchers find themselves in a fight for their lives.

For those who hate found footage films don’t bother; for all others, don’t bother.  Although no better/no worse than the majority of films in the found footage genre this one grates due to long stretches where nothing happens and characters who behave immaturely.  I can’t stand movies where a group of people are put together to accomplish something important yet don’t have the maturity to be part of something so significant.  I disliked Prometheus for a dozen reasons  - you would never spend trillions of dollars to put together a team for the most important mission on Earth and then behave in an insubordinate manner, smoke, drink, screw, etc.  I felt this way watching Aliens recently – what a bunch of assholes.  See also, “The Martian Chronicles”.  I’ve already spent too much time on this film.  In “Dark Amazon” the scientists squabble, disobey orders etc.  Although there are a few “scary” moments, the majority of the film is plodding with occasional loud noise thrown in to punctuate the silence.


6 comments:

Catfreeek said...

Dark Amazon or Dark Horizon? Either way I'm passing on it, blah.

Trevor said...

Sounds dreadful. When will found footage films be over???? (I say this, but I still plan on watching PA 6 this month)

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Guess who's not gonna bother? Me!

Crystal Math said...

Were there any redeeming qualities to garner the 2 1/2 stars you gave this movie? The plot sounds intriguing but I became disinterested when I read your critique (couldn't agree more with you!).

AC said...

Yawn! Will not bother, thanks for the warning.

DKC said...

I have liked the found footage stuff but this sounds awful!