Hello once again…and welcome to one of the the flattest, laziest Found Footage films I’ve seen. Shame really as everything was in place to provide a good experience.
I actually watched this film about two months ago with the view to including it here the next morning. Unfortunately I got so piss-bored sitting through the whole experience I couldn’t stomach writing a review on it…until now!
I know I’ve sort of given the game away early on in this review but I thought it would only be right to give you fair warning – I don’t really want to waste your time, especially with a bag of shite like this…
The film follows a group of documentary makers who travel to the rain forest of Brazil to chase up a story on a breakthrough cancer cure. They want to capture the revolutionary discovery on film (and why not!).
Anyway, a bunch of research samples are mysteriously destroyed leading to a ton of supernatural sh#t invading the plot.
So you’ve got a documentary crew, in a dark forest, with supernatural things chasing them down…sounds pretty unique really doesn’t it? (sarcasm alert!)
Don’t Believe The Hype!
I’m fully aware that an unnamed website that seems to copy my every move has given this film three out of five stars but please, please, please don’t believe the hype – this is a lazy piece of sh#t that harbors no original ideas whatsoever.
If you are a hardened Found Footage fan you will find this experience a complete bore – believe me!
It tries it’s best – I’m going to give it that, but it ends up being so mundane it hurts.
At the time of writing this it has a score of 4.7 on IMDb from 97 views – rather generous really leading me to suspect family members of the cast and crew have jumped all over this opportunity.
I’m going to cut this review as short as possible because I’m already pissed off that I lost 81 minutes of my life sitting through this cardboard cutout of a movie.
Sometimes running this website can turn incredibly painful!
Okay, okay, the director, Darcyana Moreno Izel, has tried his (or is it a her?) best to come up with a worthy addition to the Found Footage genre but he/she has failed miserably.
If you don’t understand the full concept and power of Found Footage you really shouldn’t be f##king around with it in the first place!
I think the cinematography was probably the strongest part of the film and I’ll give that top marks. But…cinematography means Jack sh#t when the plot is disappearing up someone’s ass.
Unfortunately the filmmaking crew have also decided to include background music through certain sections of the movie…which pretty much kills off any lingering realism it had to begin with!
The acting side of things was not as bad as the plot and the direction…thankfully. The lead group of Mina Olivera, Don Jeanes and Michelle Taylor did okay with the limited tools they were given.
It’s never nice having to underline how tedious a Found Footage film is but I’m like you at the end of the day – I’m a fan and I don’t want to waste my time watching mediocre shite…which is what this turned out to be!
Don’t believe the hype and take it from a Found Footage addict – this could have been a LOT better than it was.
Not gonna recommend it.