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Hostel 2

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Chris Slade, May 8, 2007.

  1. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member

    Has anyone seen a trailer for this? Looks evil!! I liked the first movie, that probably makes me a bad person, but I can't wait for this!
     
  2. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Active Member War Zone Member

    I don't have a lot of faith in this sequel but did like the first and will see this one as well.
     
  3. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    I'll admit it: if it says "quentin tarantino" anywhere on the film, i'll go see it. But i was underwhelmed by the first Hostel. Just didn't do anything for me entertainment-wise, and only slightly more intellectually, as a modern day example of the "westerner's fear of primitive, mystical eastern europe" idea that has been a minor but persistent theme in our art for about 2 centuries now.

    but if the spirit moves one there are lots of better examples to spend one's time with (e.g., bram stoker's dracula).
     
  4. Sean80

    Sean80 New Member

    I caught this Friday night. If you liked the first, you should like this one. It's definitely not for everyone and not for those who have weak stomachs. I enjoyed it a lot but I love horror movies and I'm not very discriminating when it comes to them. There were even parts I enjoyed more than the first. You got to see more from the killer's point of view this time around.

    I hope that Eli Roth's next movie is more like Cabin Fever than the Hostel movies but I think he's doing an adaptation of Stephen King's Cell next. I've also heard he wants to do a comedy.
     
  5. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member

    I mentioned getting rid of a bunch a movies recently. I got rid of a bunch of my horror movies too I just lost interest I guess. I still like the occasional zombie flick and I kept Devils Rejects , its too cool of a movie. We also kept The Hills Have Eyes and a few others.

    We watched the first Hostel and I just did not get what all of the excitement was. Sure it had naked girls and lots and lots of blood. I thought the idea was interesting but I find that the most terrifying horror movies are the ones that leave more to the imagination.
     
  6. Never did see the first one. Maybe I'll give this a rental when it comes to dvd.
     
  7. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    George:

    Be warned: The first one was a brutally violent and sadistic movie.

    Larry
     
  8. Yeah, I was aware of that, Larry, and that was why I passed it up. But sometimes I watch these so-called horror films out of curiosity, even though I usually end up asking myself why I wasted my time.
     
  9. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    George:

    Understood, but this film has a realism that makes it much harder to shake off than a typical slasher flick, IMO.

    Watch it at your own risk. ;)
     
  10. Don't like the sound of that. I think this will be a miss mor me now.
     
  11. E Jones

    E Jones Active Member

    This film had caused quite a bit of debate considering the subject matter; what has been dubbed "gorno" or "torture porn". Here's a spoiler filled review/rant that Dave Poland posted a few weeks back. http://www.thehotbutton.com/today/hot.button/2007_thb/070604_mon.html

    After reading the above I honestly don't know why people want to expose themselves to this type of shlock. (No offense Chris.) I'm not into this genre of films but Poland asks a good question, "When is it enough?" I've read several interviews with Eli Roth and his goal really seems to be to push the limit just because he can. He always brings up the political climate almost as an afterthought to justify himself...

    Oh well H2 essentially tanked opening weekend so maybe well see less gorno produced in the future.

    -EJ
     
  12. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    A girl I work with loves this stuff and her and her friends went to it...sounded indeed sick and why one would enjoy the depth of sickness is beyond me.

    I heard the ending did make the men that attended whince after seeing what one of the characters graphically does to someone in the film... if ya get my drift....
     
  13. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    Critics have been asking that about Horror films since they began. There are people who will always have that question. You are either into it or you're not, I guess.

    I saw this the other day and thought it was ok. Considering that I never thought a whole lot of Hostel as a horror film to begin with, I think this sequel might actually be a little better. It's got more camp in it and the gore is horrific. Yes it is definitely pushing the limits but what the hell are the limits? That is another discussion and it certainly is not only for horror movies. What is the limit on a lot of things? And many of those questions are too political to get into. Horror movies like this will only turn political or ideological in nature and will just turn ugly eventually. Might as well stop asking when enough is enough because that question is usually left for the grandparents. DOH! :shock:

    8)
     
  14. E Jones

    E Jones Active Member

    One could argue if this genre really is horror...

    I was asking in context to Poland's article. Yes, it's a very political question but he basically wrapped it around should this type of film be made by a mini-major company and be showing on 3000 screens at your local mutiplex? I think he really has a point. After reading the spoiler filled description of H2 I wonder how this kind of stuff can only be rated R to begin with. But that's a whole other debate.

    As an aside Tyson, If you didn't think much of the first why see the 2nd?

    -EJ
     
  15. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    Now THAT I might agree with. The R rating is a joke when it comes to horror, especially if you rate it against, say, nudity or sexual situations. That, too, is another arguement. I'd be comfortable with an NC-17 rating for Hostel 2. Either way, people who aren't supposed to be watching that sort of thing due to their age, are going to find a way to watch it no matter what if they really want to. And there are lots of younger people who really like horror movies, no matter how extreme. Generations get more desensitized as time goes by.

    I didn't hate the first one. I thought it had it's merits as a horror movie and as a movie in general, so i figured I'd watch the second one for the hell of it, as I am a big horror fan, though not really a fanboy or anything like that.

    I'm pretty sure when Dawn of the Dead came out, the same sort of things were being said. Now if you go back and watch it, it's tame almost to the point of being funny. The original Dawn that is.
     
  16. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    I do believe Hostel can be classified as a Horror movie. Silence of the Lambs is considered by many to be a Horror movie. Is it? There are many other cases like it, too.

    Who's to say?
     

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