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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 ...
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Eparama Ketedromo ...
Raskol #4 / Highwayman #3
Josefata Naqota ...
Raskol #5 / Highwayman #4
Tuvili ...
Roadblock Toddler
Aseri Kolikata ...
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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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Referenced in Into the Wild: The Making of Welcome to the Jungle (2007) See more »

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too much build up, for not enough payoff
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four goof balls go in search of Micheal Rockefeller, long presumed dead when he disappeared while on an expedition in Southwestern New Guinea, in hopes of getting a huge payday after they locate and interview the now legendary figure. They find that the locals are less than hospitable to put it mildly. The also must contend with petty bickering....A LOT of petty bickering.

In my opinion, the best films on the subject of cannibal natives are of the grind-house potboiler Italian variety. Movies such as Cannibal Ferox, Jungle Holocaust, and Cannibal Holocaust are extremist fare that any true horror buff can sink their teeth into. This film, on the other hand, while obviously hoping to capture the same unrelenting mood of said movies, can't help but come up short.That in and of itself is really not that surprising as even going into "Welcome to the Jungle" I pretty much knew that it wouldn't compare favorably to those infamous gore drenched films of yesteryear. Instead I decided to give it a chance on the sole reason that I like Jonathan Hensleigh's work for the most part. And while i couldn't really get behind this movie as I found too many parts of it outright boring thanks to severely under-developed characters. It's a bit too much build up for not enough payoff. Still, there ARE worse films out there and one could definitely feel that if the movie were in less capable hands that it would be much MUCH worse.

My Grade: C-

DVD Extras: Commentary by writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh; a 15 and a half minute Making of; a deleted scene with optional commentary; promo trailer for this film; and trailers for "the Mist", the atrocious "Halloween" remake; "1408"; "Black Sheep" & "Broken"


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