Wow, that was fast.
We only need one hand to count the number of reviews online for The Green Inferno world premiere at TIFF Midnight Madness (as of this writing, anyway) and they’ve already got a deal in place for a sequel –and a great title– what, six hours after the credits rolled?
We happened to catch this news because we’ve been up since E0513 of Breaking Bad aired Sunday evening and it took us this many hours to wind down and pretend we do NOT have to wait a week to see who survives the shootout (er, spoiler alert, retroactive) cliffhanger. Since it’s getting light out and we have to accomplish some things
tomorrow today, we’ll have to post reviews for Green Inferno later (though we did Tweet a link to one). So far, the consensus among the three reviewers was 1. not enough characterization 2. a little too long to get to the action 3. sickest, goriest film yet from Eli Roth (practical effects provided by Greg Nicotero). The last act does not disappoint — an absolute Grand Guignol (rather than torture porn; besides, there’s no duct tape in the jungle) gore extravaganza that one blog swore would NEVER get an R rating unless about ten minutes were cut. Most think it’s going to need to go to VOD because it might be too brutal even for the average theater-going horror fan. To which we say THEN BRING IT ON, BITCH!
Oops, another line from last night’s Breaking Bad episode. We still mean it, though.
- Eli Roth returns with The Green Inferno; check out some new stills! (horrorboom.com)
- The MPAA gives Roth’s Green Inferno an R rating for “aberrant violence”! (horrorboom.com)
- Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Horns’ and Eli Roth’s ‘Green Inferno’ to premiere at Toronto Film Festival (horrorboom.com)
- MPAA Says The Violence In Eli Roth’s GREEN INFERNO Is “Aberrant” (badassdigest.com)