- Adventure | Horror
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
THE BUZZ: Are young activists just meddling teenagers? Part of Eli Roth's macabre imagination addresses this question head on in his long awaited/long delayed return to the big screen, which finds Roth tipping his hat to Cannibal Holocaust and other genre classics ... before filling that hat with even more terror, torture, and dehumanization. And humor. Eli Roth's inescapable humor. As always, critics are divided as to whether or not Roth's plays for laughs buttress the story or derail it, but we will say the thought of watching what happens after this particular tribe gets high from marijuana smoke might get us to brave seeing it opening weekend. Way, way, way less exciting are the reports of what befalls his lead character, Justine, played by Lorenza Izzo, who will next be seen in Knock Knock. If you saw Aftershock, the survival/horror story that Roth co-wrote, produce, and starred in for director Nicolás López, you'll recognize many of the faces here before they meet their respective fates.