I’ll be eagerly awaiting the word on Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno after its Midnight Madness premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival. While I wasn’t crazy about Aftershock, I’m a pretty big fan of every feature Roth has directed. He reached a high point with Hostel 2 so I’m definitely excited to see where he goes next.
Just as exciting is the news (via Badass Digest and the TIFF Blog) that the MPAA has declared the violence in the film is “aberrant.” As in, “departing from an accepted standard.” As in it’s a notch up from his earlier works since none of them gained that distinction.
Per TIFF, “Check out Roth’s past MPAA scorecards. His violence started as “strong,” then went to “brutal,” then “sadistic,” and finally to The Green Inferno’s particularly evocative “aberrant.” That’s called “growing as a filmmaker.””
The official MPAA rating? “Rated R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.” Sounds like the cannibals don’t take it easy on those students!!