See Where Good Intentions Will Lead You In Second ‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer


Horror movies don’t often lead to happy endings; twists dooming the hard-fought “victory” of our harried and maimed protagonists (if they are even given that happy illusion) are a norm. The theme of the new film from Eli Roth is confessing – or proudly professing – this quite directly: “No good deed goes unpunished.”

In gore-happy Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, some naive college do-gooders – which is how they look to be portrayed – get together to save the rain forest. They are quickly and swiftly punished for their selfless charity, with their plane swiftly going mini-Oceanic flight 815 before they have a chance to chain themselves to a single tree. In The Green Inferno, it is you who needs saving from the forest.

This second trailer from Yahoo follows closely the style of the first, and is, if I had to guess, the longest an Eli Roth cut has gone without someone losing a limb or ligament. There is no gore, only overt hinting at the tribe’s preferred meat (hint: it’s red) and summary establishing of our characters’ predicament. Knowing Eli Roth, the character-building probably won’t get much deeper than what we see here. They were probably self-satisfied jerks anyway, all full of themselves for their charity work or whatever. 

There is also the blurb at the end of the trailer about this film being shot on site, and the native tribe having never been filmed before. You’re going to clean up on film trivia night.

The Green Inferno, the first full-length film directed by Roth since 2007’s Hostel: Part II (he did some Grindhouse and Inglorious Bastards things), will be out September 5.

Tyler Hanan

Tyler raves about movies on the Let The Right Films In podcast. Listen to him make jokes over his beleaguered cohost Kayla St. Onge and their more qualified guests who deserve so much better at Find him on Twitter @tylerhanan.
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