Turistas
A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian jungle that holds an ominous secret. You know the story...stranded in paradise, crazy night party, drugged, wake up robbed, have to walk around the rest of the movie with just the clothes on my back which just so happens to be a bikini. Trust a native who leads us the rest of the way into the lions den only to find that he is selling our organs on the black market. You know...that old chestnut.

The only thing this movie really had going for it was the acting. For this type of movie that says a lot.

As for the camera work and direction I thought it pretty much sucked. Some of the underwater shots were beautiful but other than that the compositions and especially lighting were pretty flat.

The story progresses as you might have expected for the first hour. Following the blue prints of every other tourist nightmare flick. I remember in the theater the movie hitting a certain specific point about an hour through. I said to myself this movie could either take a turn right here on the operating table(that was ironically the scene) and TOTALLY redeem itself OR it can keep going on the course that swallows every other paint by the number holiday horror flick. Needless to say it chose the dark side and I found the curtains under the silver screen more interesting than the flashing images themselves.
Not worth your salt. Avoid this film unless your like me...and you just have to see it to believe it. I mean I just wanted it to be better than Hostile.
Reviewed by: shea