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Welcome to the Jungle (Unrated)
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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 ›
Man oh man what a bad film. I hope these people who were in the movie don't call themselves actors after this farce. Four `college' age youths who meet up in Fiji decide to track down a vice President's son Michael Rockefeller who disappeared in 1961 off the coast where the Asmat tribe reside in the Papua province of Indonesia. These kids think that by finding proof that he is still alive will bring them at least a million bucks so they decide to leave the comforts of Fiji and head off to Papua New Guinea. Well the movie up to this point had really sucked so I thought maybe now that they are headed into the danger that it may (for the love of all things holy) get better-it didn't. First of all, they all load up with back packs not much larger than what I used to take to school on a daily basis. Second, with the available information given or lack thereof they do not have much hiking experience. Third, they are quoted as saying that the Papua province is the second most dangerous place in the world only behind Iraq yet they feel with their limited hiking experience, a single firearm and no guide that they might be `ok'. Now I know if horror films all made sense then there would be very few of them but I can state this in the case of this film because it is not horror, not suspenseful but just extremely boring. The four cant stop bitching at one another till one couple decide to leave on their only raft and leave the other couple stranded in order to get more of the money-plus they are tired of the other couples crap. They start to see natives along the shoreline and think that this might be a good time to get off the raft (bad idea for any of us) even though they have not been shown any signs of aggression.Read more ›
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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 22 months ago 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
Another one of those "found footage" films made popular by THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Besides the shakey camera work, it takes forever for the horror aspect of the film to... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Fred Adelman
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