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Welcome to the Jungle (2007)

Video  -  Horror  -  15 April 2009 (Finland)
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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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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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The interior scenes at the hotel were filmed in director Jonathan Hensleigh's house in Pasadena, California. See more »

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Welcome to the jungle, we take it day by day. If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price you pay
6 January 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

It's kind of ironic, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one to think this, that the horror subgenre that arguably paved the way for the "found footage" selling point has led, almost 30 years later, to a movie that ends up being a pale, disappointing imitation of it's cinematic grandfather (Cannibal Holocaust, which is the first feature to have created this "factual" background for it's footage, to my knowledge).

Two couples go on a trip into dangerous jungle terrain to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared way back in the 60s and has been the subject of urban legend and sporadic, alleged sightings ever since. Things don't go all that well and if the interlopers upset the locals too much then they may just end up as the very special guests at some tribal dinner.

I don't know where to begin with my comments on Welcome To The Jungle. Writer-director Jonathan Hensleigh sets up a premise that's not too bad but then seems to be determined to spend the rest of the movie undermining his efforts. The main actors (Sandy Gardiner, Callard Harris, Veronica Sywak and Nick Richey) are all good enough and put in believable performances but their biggest problem is that they end up just being so bloody annoying for the entire middle section of the movie. So annoying that you want harm to befall them all.

I know it may sound shallow but it's a legitimate complaint when dealing with a movie of this type: there's just not enough of the gratuitous goods that would compensate for the other failings (with the characterisation, script, etc). Yes, I'm moaning about a lack of T&A and a lack of nasty gore. You may roll your eyes and tut in disgust but a film of this type should either impress with some completely new take on the material or just go all out to provide the exploitation goods. Sadly, this does neither.


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