Welcome To The Jungle [DVD] (15)
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I didn't say it was a bore fest exactly. But the Welcome to the Jungle cast doesn't even run into their first native tribe member until about an hour into the film, and the film is only about an hour and 20 minutes long.
Back in 1961 Michael Clark Rockefeller (heir to the Rockefeller fortune) disappeared after a boating accident during an expedition in the Asmat region of New Guinea. It was speculated that Rockefeller drowned, but sensationalized by the theory that he was abducted, living among or perhaps even eaten by cannibals.
Welcome to the Jungle is about two young couples that get the bright idea to take their inexperience and hike into the Asmat jungles to see if they can find any proof of Rockefeller's true fate. Going back to the jacket of the DVD, it tells you that trouble starts when the couples run into "a fierce tribe of cannibals deep in the jungle." This gives you the impression that our couples are indiscriminately attacked while on their innocent trek. But everyone knows that today's Asmat Tribesman would only attack if provoked, right?...Like, say, because some knuckle-head desecrated an Asmat gravesite.
Some of the cast do indeed get brutalized. But a gore fest? No. Friday the 13th has *a lot* more slicing and dicing than you ever see in Welcome to the Jungle. In fact, you never actually see any of the real brutality while it's occurring in Welcome to the Jungle; you do see some of the carnage...Read more ›
but it's does have a few of it's own moments.
None nearly as graphic or remotely as brutal, mind you.
Four morons set out into the jungle in search of the lost Rockerfeller,
in hopes of rescuing him, and claiming the million dollar reward.
What they find instead is hostile, blood-thirsty, cannibals who paint themselves white, and well.....they eat morons.
The dialogue is juvenile, but it keeps the story moving.
Struggles within the surrounding communities, as well as highway robberies, prevent the viewer from losing interest before entering the jungle.
Once inside the green labyrinth away from civilization confrontations flare, and the stupidity flows in abundance.
Obvious connections will be drawn between this and "The Blair Witch Project" due to the identical style and pace.
But this flick had one thing going for it that it's predecessor didn't.
A visible, tangible enemy.
If "Blair Witch" ended with cannibals, you'd essentially have this flick.
Sadly though, none of the violence takes place onscreen,
all you're ever witness to is the bloody aftermath,
(chick hung from a pole through her head, various organs and limbs scattered about, and a writhing, limbless wonder)
My one major gripe is that they don't even bother to show the cannibals eating people.
Which is insane, considering this is a cannibal movie!!
But like I said it does have it's few redeeming moments.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Easy Money comes with Hard Consequences
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worst movie I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of movies. Very boring to watch with a very non-climactic ending. Very disappointing.Published 3 months ago by ColinCr8mgs
The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in the jungles of New Guinea in 1961, is the key event in Welcome to the Jungle (2007), an adventure that follows two couples who trek into... Read morePublished on September 14, 2014 by trebe
The fact that Michael Rockefeller did not sue the makers of this movie is proof that he's dead! Although this film is only 82 minutes it seems longer because of A) the ridiculous... Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by L Salisbury
I remember renting this film from Blockbuster a couple years ago with a couple friends as it was a Blockbuster exclusive and looked interesting. It is definitely that. Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by Montana
What an awful movie. Save your money & your time by watching Cannibal Holocaust. This was a huge rip off of a good classic. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Jensden