Friday, April 28, 2006

DVD Review: Hostel

Here's another I've been dying to see. I wanted to wait for the unrated version to really get the effect of the film. Again, I was rather disappointed. While it was way better than Wolf Creek, I just don't feel it lived up to the hype. It just took too long to get going. I know there has to be some character buildup, but these weren't exactly complex characters. There was alot of gratuitous nudity in the first 30 minutes or so, and if I had my druthers, I'd have substituted some of it for some scares. The premise of the movie is definitely horrifying and I'm hoping that like the Saw franchise, the second installment is better. If you don't already know the plot, it's about a hostel in Europe where rich people can pay to torture and kill people and the two college kids that get caught up in the mix. Supposedly, these places really exist and that's the scary part! **1/2 out of *****.


Aric Blue said...

It's pretty funny; I agree with most of your reviews. I've had arguments with people about which Saw is better.

dave said...

Hey Aric, thanks for checking out my blog! It's nice to know people actually read this stuff. I haven't been updating as often as I'd like, but
I have a bunch of new reviews getting ready to post, so please check back---and tell your friends! I can't wait for Fear of Clowns 2!!! Thanks again,


Aric Blue said...

No prob. When I update my links I'll throw you on there on the blog.