#693 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death somehow falls into the uncanny zone between a crazy comedy and your usual adventure comedy. It’s too zany and out there to be taken seriously in any way, but still hopes to convey the idea of a jungle adventure and the discovery of an ancient tribe therein without bothering with any sort of set design. The resulting movie experience is flattened by failing to establish a sense of place where the adventure happens.

I know it’s a weird thing to complain in a movie that’s intentionally campy by design, but even many wackier comedies out there even try to pretend that the movie isn’t shot in the producer’s back yard.

The prominent theme in the movie is feminism and the battle between the sexes – which is bit of a hit and miss. It plays on the easy stereotypes and isn’t nowhere as snappy as it would like to be, but there are certainly some good ideas and moments of self-realisation here as well. It’s not a mean spirited movie per se, but those who get easily offended might still want to steer away from it.

80s-o-meter: 87%

Total: 59%