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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.


Jonathan Hensleigh




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandi Gardiner ... Mandi
Veronica Sywak Veronica Sywak ... Bijou
Callard Harris ... Colby
Nick Richey ... Mikey
John Leonetti ... Helicopter Pilot
Timoci Veremo Timoci Veremo ... Raskol #1 / Highwayman #1
Joseph Sua Joseph Sua ... Raskol #2
Ralph Lulutee Ralph Lulutee ... Raskol #3 / Highwayman #2
Eparama Ketedromo Eparama Ketedromo ... Raskol #4 / Highwayman #3
Josefata Naqota Josefata Naqota ... Raskol #5 / Highwayman #4
Tuvili Tuvili ... Roadblock Toddler
Aseri Kolikata Aseri Kolikata ... Roadblock Toddler Guardian
Banaheheda Nadap Banaheheda Nadap ... Village Interpreter
Robert Atiyafa Robert Atiyafa ... Tribal Elder
Andre Tandjung Andre Tandjung ... Indonesian M.P. #1


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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only 20 minutes worth watching
23 December 2011 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

In 2004 Jonathan Hensleigh made The Punisher, a brutal flick that had some following. Jonathan thought to pick in on the docu style flicks by making the most shocking of them all, the cannibal script. To add more believability he added some backstory to it. Michael Clark Rockefeller disappeared during an expedition in the Asmat region of southwestern Netherlands New Guinea. His body was never found and it was believed that he was attacked by a crocodile although some say back then in the sixties cannibals were still living in that area.

4 friends are going to do some research towards Rockefeller on the island. Of course things go wrong an they do enter cannibal territory.

The most shocking was Cannibal Holocaust back in 1980. Still up to today people are afraid to watch this gory flick. The problem with Welcome To The Jungle is that they tried to remake Cannibal Holocaust. It failed on all bits. The script is really boring. You have to wait until the last 20 minutes before the cruelty comes in. Before that there is a lot of talking and arguing between the friends. And even when they enter the cannibals it looks ridiculous. It's not by putting some skulls on a rock that you have a cannibal zone.

On the part of the gore what's a natural fact in those kind of movies, well, it's low too. You do see parts of bodies everywhere but nothing is shown on-screen. Maybe the best part is when they discover one of their friend's corpse.

The acting was okay but the script failed on all parts. Guns 'n' Roses Welcome To The Jungle sounds creepier than this flick.

Gore 2/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 2/5 Story 1/5 Comedy 0/5

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15 April 2009 (Finland) See more »

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A dzsungel árnyékában See more »

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1.78 : 1
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