We can’t rail a girl that’s in a coma. I think that’s illegal, even in Amsterdam.
I was not familiar with Eli Roth’s directorial efforts before I watched Hostel. Hearing that people were genuinely scared when they saw this movie when it was in theaters, it piqued my interest. I never got around to watching it until the other night. Opening statement, What is the big deal?
This movie coined the sub-genre term “torture porn.” I thought that it would have more of the torture and less of the drawn out crappy infantile scenes. Quentin Tarantino executive produced this. You can see some of his influence on scene. There is even scene from Pulp Fiction dubbed in Czech.
Paxton (Jay Hernandez) travels throughout Europe with his best friend, Josh (Derek Richardson) that is dealing with a horrible break up. Paxton wants his boy to get laid so he could get over his ex. During their journey, they meet a drifter Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson).
In Amsterdam, Alex (Lubomir Bukovy) tells the boys about a hostel in Slovakia where they could have all the vagine that they want. Naturally driven by their dicks, they decide to make the trek there.
They trio meet a group of girls there, Natalya and Svetlana (Barbara Nedeljakova, Jana Kaberabkova) who flirt with them and have sex with them.
During the stay there, one of the guys disappear. Nobody knows what is going on in the there. Something is not right until another one disappears.
Overall, this movie was disappointing. There weren’t any scares. I found that the movie was misogynistic. These meatheads thought of banging chicks and name calling other females. There was boobs galore in this film. I was rooting for the bad guys in this movie.
The guys are complete assholes that you cannot root for any character that is not sympathetic to the audience. It cannot work. There was no character development to make the audience root for any one of characters survival.
Judgment: If you want to see real torture porn, I would suggest a snuff film. Not really.
Posted on September 25, 2009, in 2005, Horror and tagged Barbara Nedeljakova, Derek Richardson, Eli Roth, Eythor Gudjonsson, Hostel, Jan Vlasák, Jana Kaberabkova, Jay Hernandez, Lubomir Bukovy. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.