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Welcome to the Jungle (2007)

Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.

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Mandi
Veronica Sywak ...
Bijou
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Colby
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Mikey
John Leonetti ...
Helicopter Pilot
Timoci Veremo ...
Raskol #1 / Highwayman #1
Joseph Sua ...
Raskol #2
Ralph Lulutee ...
Raskol #3 / Highwayman #2
Eparama Ketedromo ...
Raskol #4 / Highwayman #3
Josefata Naqota ...
Raskol #5 / Highwayman #4
Tuvili ...
Roadblock Toddler
Aseri Kolikata ...
Roadblock Toddler Guardian
Banaheheda Nadap ...
Village Interpreter
Robert Atiyafa ...
Tribal Elder
Andre Tandjung ...
Indonesian M.P. #1
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Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.

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Guess who's coming to dinner
28 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Welcome to the Jungle" has nothing to do with the Guns N' Roses song of the same name, but it owes a lot to "The Blair Witch Project." Too bad it has none of the latter's suspense or creativity.

The plot, such as it is, involves two young couples armed with video cameras who set off into the New Guinea jungle to find Michael Rockefeller, heir to the wealthy family, who disappeared on an expedition there in 1961. Reports are that Rockefeller encountered cannibals, and there's no need to post a spoiler here because the developments of this film are pretty obvious from the start. Unfortunately, before those developments actually develop, we are subject to an hour of improvised whining while the four adventurers wander the jungle, oblivious to the danger that the viewer knows awaits them.

The acting is average, the dialogue is banal, and the hand-held camera is a chore to endure. The film lacks scenes of torture — all of it happens off-camera, ironically — but the images of carnage are as gratuitous as you'd expect from Dimension Extreme. It's hard to feel any sympathy for these self-involved tourists once they've made it clear they'd never be welcome at our dinner table.

The only thing "Welcome to the Jungle" has going for it is some impressive photography. Unfortunately, the dessert doesn't justify the main course.


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