26 June 2007


Well, I watched Hostel last night and I wasn't terribly impressed. I was expecting an ultra-gory horror classic but instead I got a bad Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake with a story that just didn't make any sense.

One of the worst parts was the awfully drawn-out and tacked-on conversation nearing the end which only seemed to be there to explain the plot to anyone who somehow had failed to get it by then.

In fact, the hostel of the title was completely unnecessary and illogical too. Surely there's no need to build a luxurious hostel and populate it with naked super models to lure gullible americans into a kidnapping when everybody in the country seems to work for you.

There were a few scenes that were downright unpleasant to watch, which is actually a good thing in this kind of film, but most of them were somewhat spoilt by the instant recovery of the recipients who seem to possess godlike pain tolerance. Suspension of disbelief shouldn't be so necessary if a director does his job well, especially in a horror flick.

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