Spoiler Space: Spoiler Space: The Green Inferno

Thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t reveal in our review.

“Slackvitism” is a word Eli Roth has been throwing around a lot while promoting his latest trip to the slaughterhouse, The Green Inferno. And while it’s probably a little unfair to hold a publicity campaign against a movie, the rote repetition of that word says a lot about the confused politics of this gory but largely ineffectual grindhouse throwback. Slacktivism is generally defined as vocally pledging support to a political or social cause without actually doing much about it; it’s an insult frequently lobbed at those who use social media as an outlet for outrage, but who never devote any real time or energy to enacting change. Here’s the thing, though: Roth’s characters, a group of students traveling to Peru to combat an evil lumber company, really do put …

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