Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Yasmin Kassim, Luis Jose Lopez
Director: Greg McLean
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Action | Adventure | Biography | 2017
Jungle tells us the true story of a group of friends who go with a guide into the jungle of Bolivia in search for gold and a small village. Soon after leaving though, one of the men gets really bad blisters and he turns around with the guide to go back, while the other two decide to raft down the river to make it back to civilization even quicker. Let’s just say it doesn’t all go well.
The movie itself stars Daniel Radcliffe and I think he does an amazing job with this. This isn’t the first movie I’ve watched were people get lost in the woods, or mountains, etc and have to survive even if they have little to no experience. I will say this movie is very graphic and totally deserves the R rating that it has. There were several times that I was repulsed by what I was watching, but in the end I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen… except for that baby bird part.
The psychological toll that Yossi has to go through while roaming the Jungle alone is interesting to watch on the screen, but again nothing new when watching films like this. It’s completely interesting to know that this thing actually happened to the young men, and it’s even more interesting when the obligatory facts are shown across the screen in the end of the movie. Like what actually happen to the other people not shown in the movie and what not.
Just goes to show you that traveling to other countries is always threatening, especially when it’s a country that’s has a very different lifestyle and language than your own. I myself have not been out of the country (yet), but plan to in the future. Not including the honeymoon, where we will not leave the resort I’m pretty sure of that. I’d love to experience other cultures, but you just gotta know not to trust anyone unless you know them. That’s the scariest part.
I am going to give this movie a “liked it,” but there were a few parts that really upset me. But I just have to keep telling myself “they had to survive in the jungle, Shannon.” The film itself wasn’t as annoying as some others I’ve seen while being lost. I could tell he was slowly losing his mind, but it wasn’t a burden to watch (I don’t want to tell you what movie I’m thinking of, because I guarantee all you readers will shame me for thinking it’s a burden). Definitely suggest seeing this movie, but be ready for anything! (4/5).
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