Saturday, January 07, 2006

Movie Review - Hostel

So Mike had some discount movie tickets and the wife was out shopping today so we went to see Hostel. Nothing about the preview wanted me to see this movie. The fact that people were getting butchered to Christmas music just seemed wrong. I've been saying for months now "Oh, that's one for the not to see even when it's on video list." Well, I thought Bloodrayne might have been a good movie and of course Mike wanted to see Hostel. My original pitch was "Mike, wanna see a vampire movie with a hot girl in it?" His response - "Oh...you want to see Bloodrayne don't you? That looks dumb." Then he told me what it was about, and we agreed it was dumb. So to the 7:10 show of Hostel we went. Honestly, it really wasn't that bad. It had a good plot, good story line, nice little twists, and a lot of naked chics in it. The first half hour was almost soft porn because there were so many topless girls walking around. I kept thinking "Is this supposed to be a horror movie?" So Mike says "You are no longer allowed to question my judgement in movies again." The last half of the movie is the horror part. These three girls that have seduced these three guys talk them in to having wild european sex with them. The girls are hot, but they're being paid to recruit people so to speak. They're basically hunters for these people who pay anything to torture someone until they die. The worlds elite gather in this place, pay for someone to bring them a person of any nationality in, and they torture them with various tools and weapons, then kill them. That part of the movie is pretty nasty, but typically it pans away before anything really gross happens so it isn't that bad. I really thought this movie would keep me up, and just be generally disturbing, but it wasn't bad at all. I probably won't watch it again (well, maybe the first 30 minutes or so) but it was a pretty good movie. I do like Tarantino films, and this one was no exception. This movie certainly isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy a horror movie with lots of naked (hot European) girls, check it out.

4 Comments:

hummm...hot European Chicks...I think I could go for that! But honestly I'm not that much into horror movies so I think I'll be passing on this one desite hot naked European Chicks.
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 8:39 AM  
Yeah, it's a little weird, but it's a Tarantino film so it's to be expected. I read a bunch of cast interviews last night with the girls and it was filmed in their home country. Pretty neat all around. The more I think about it, the more I really did like it.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 4:10 PM  
Like Tarantino, Like horror. Unfortunately I don't get off on hot European girls. So maybe when it hits HBO. We'll see. Most likely not though. I was interested to hear about the parallels to real life. Scary. Keep me OUT of Thailand.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 3:46 PM  
Trust me, you'll want to stay out of Slovakia and anything with a sign that says Hostel on it after you see it.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 6:40 PM  

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