A group of pretentious college students join an activist, Alejandro, who is prone to protesting everything the way one does when in college. Smitten by his altruism, Justine agrees to travel with his group deep into the Peruvian jungle in order to protect an indigenous tribe from a logging company encroaching on their territory. Despite good intentions their plane crashes and they are kidnapped by the very tribe they were trying to protect.
“The Green Inferno” is Eli Roth’s homage to “Cannibal Holocaust” and it delivers the goods! The moment the students realize that they are dealing with cannibals is a particularly harrowing scene (I don’t think I could watch it twice). Not for the squeamish (I’m surprised that this wasn’t unrated) the film ratchets up the gore and tension as the group attempts to escape from hundreds hungry cannibals. Adding to the disquieting nature of subject matter is the casual indifference the cannibals’ exhibit as they kill and prepare their meals. If there is one thing I have learned from Eli Roth movies it’s don’t ever travel! I was riveted to the screen. Well worth your time.