In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film was criticized by Survival International, which campaigns for indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation, as reinforcing colonialism and respectively neocolonialism, as well as their stigmas against indigenous peoples, portraying them as savage. See more »
As Kara is walking away after helping Justine chain herself to a tree, her face mask is on her arm; seconds later it's hanging on her neck and she is proceeding to put it on. All the while Justine is calling her name because her lock isn't working, then Justine appears struggling, then back to Kara getting her cell phone out of her pocket, but the mask seems to have disappeared, then it goes back to Justine, again still struggling with her lock, then back to Kara holding her cell phone up and magically her mask is back on her face. All this in a matter of seconds. See more »
Well, what do you want me to say? I think you're 100% wrong.
I think you're 100% whore.
I'm probably 50/50.
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SPOILER: The end credits are interrupted after about 20 seconds for a stinger scene of Lucille (Alejandro's sister) calling Justine and telling her that she found a satellite photo of her brother (alive). See more »
Intense, effective, yet I still can't recommend it to anyone
I'll get right to the point. The movie is well done, and highly effective at creating tension and instilling fear in the viewers. Even though there are parts that look and feel fake, even cheesy.
I'm assuming most of you reading this is familiar with Eli Roth, or at least the violent nature of this film. Yes, it's violent. You want carnage, you want gore, it's got it. You cannot see this if you have a weak stomach, I'm telling you straight. It's not loaded with it, but a few scenes are very over-the-top and a few are even terribly realistic. I'm used to this sort of material and still I had to look away during two scenes.
With that out of the way, let's hit some other elements. The acting teeter-totters, some times it works, sometimes it doesn't. But I'm talking about the actual actors, the fact that the villagers are all authentic tribesmen and women, is one of the really cool things about this film. At times it almost feels like a documentary. The plot, basic. And from the start, you get an idea of what Eli Roth thinks about protesters and college students and their tendency to jump aboard the "causes-ship" to support their entitlement. This film is a message, but it's also a way to vicariously blow out some steam.
Movie's a bit predictable, camera's too shaky, and there are times I felt like Eli Roth was trying too hard to stir up audiences' anger towards his characters, but all in all it's a well done movie and CAN be enjoyable, if you can stomach it and if you understand that it's just a movie. I personally felt it was too weak and where it wasn't, it was too strong. There wasn't really an in-between.
If anybody is planning on seeing this, and are not used to extreme graphic content, I suggest skipping this one.
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