Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El Caníbal) (The Cannibals) (White Cannibal Queen) Reviews
Doctor Taylor, his wife Elizabeth and their teenage daughter Lana go to an isolated hospital in the Brazilian jungle, close to the Amazon River, they are attacked by savages and he sees them kill and eat his wife, and abduct the girl. Taylor manages to get back to civilization, but he needs psychiatric help; only Doctor Ana believes his story about cannibals, and takes the risk of going with him and a few rich people who can pay for a safari in the remote jungle. The cannibals decimate a number of the safari members in a succession of attacks, and only Taylor, the sexy lady doctor, and a photograph, rich the cannibal tribe - only to discover that she is now the wife of the tribe leader, and considered a goddess.
So were to start? First of all a lot of these cannibal flicks should surely start off or in major cities so we can see the link between our societies and there's. You know tall buildings and then the jungle like in Cannibal holocaust or any others, it just dulled down the film no seeing anything of ours. So in any case the story is bad and the worst for any cannibal film. The acting is terrible Al Clive the greatest actor on earth puts on a good performance besides the horrid dubbing and sounds so really all stale as hell.
Jesus Franco has no direction because he doesn't know what he is doing with the awful camera work and shots of the jungle, but some entertaining flesh eating scenes and violence despite the bad special effects that look very rubber like. Blue Underground should be ashamed. I guess I liked the ending and some of the soundtrack.
Here are some facts I found
The film was shot shortly after Terreur cannibale (1981), and used many of the same sets.
The version titled "Mondo Cannibale 3" was signed by Jesus Franco as Clifford Brown, supposedly an homage to the real Clifford Brown, a jazz trumpeter.
In a DVD interview for Sexo Canibal, Jess Franco says that he hated the cannibal genre, and after his two cannibal films, he would never shoot another, as it was just a popular phase of cinema with the directors Umberto Lenzi and Ruggero Deodato.
Overall not the worst cannibal film but still very bad and my final verdict is see his erotic girls prison movies or Devil Hunter.
[font=Times][size=4][color=#000000]1980 Spain/France/W. Germany Director: Jess Franco[/color][/size][/font]
[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]This movie has the usual massive amounts of gore, nudity, and the senseless plot that most cannibal movies contain. Fortunately this one ignored the ?tradition? of the sub-genre of having a penis cut off. I do thank the film maker for that small gift. A better gift would have been to have cannibals that act in a consistent manner and that didn?t have trendy 80s hair cuts. By consistency I mean, one minute they are cursing ?the white invaders? and anyone with white skin, the next scene they are worshipping the ?white goddess.? One scene has them literally eating a victim alive on the spot, the next they are capturing victims instead. Their behavior was obviously dictated by the needs of the poorly written script rather than by any realistic logic. The gore effects are pretty average for their time. The music score is awful. The acting is unintentionally comical in many spots and just plane terrible in others. I?d pass on this one if I were you.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=#000000]Notes: XV-GN Suggested Age: Adults Only[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman][font=Times][size=4][color=#000000]2007 US Director: Jonathan Hensleigh[/color][/size][/font]
[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]It seems that the film maker was either hoping to catch the same lucky vibe that [i]The Blair Witch[/i] received or perhaps he was hoping people had forgotten that film and would consider this one original. It really doesn?t matter; the movie fails on both counts anyway. It bears more resemblance to the movie [i]Cannibal Holocaust[/i] in that it mostly watched through the recovered video footage. The actors who are tasked with trying to look like they are not acting don?t do so poorly at it. They are not amazing or anything close to that level as far as acting goes, but they are okay. The SFX are also done well enough, though not of any great level beyond average.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]The story itself is pretty badly conceived and put on film in the same way. We have four young people who by all accounts appear to be nothing more than useless lay abouts who are living in Fiji on ?family money? who suddenly get the urge to investigate rumors that Michael Rockefeller (heir to the Rockefeller family fortune who disappeared in 1961 in New Guinea) has been spotted living in the jungle among a remote and primitive tribe. There is no real reason at all why these ?surfer brats? would really give a crap about that, not to mention spend the time, effort, and money on an excursion to investigate it, but that is what we are supposed to believe.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Times][size=4]If that very shaky premise isn?t bad enough, we are then subjected to the fact that the rest of the movie is scene after scene of the two couples bickering with each other. One couple are booze hound losers who further drive home the fact that the whole trip is pretty unbelievable in that it is unlikely at least half the group would have even bothered to go. The ?cannibals? only show up in the last 20 minutes or so of the film and their arrival and actions don?t do much at all to pull this film out of the tail spin it is in by that time.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=#000000]Notes: XV-XL-BN-SA Suggested Age: 16+[/color][/size][/font][/font]
If you just fancy a good gore fest then sit down with a rare steak and beer and watch cannibals. if you can take it.
Il y a au moins Lina Romay mais beaucoup trop habillÃ©e, malheureusement...