…"was a huge disappointment" is the conclusion to that sentence.
I had a feeling it would be.
My friend saw it and hated it. I thought for sure he would love a gore-fest like this.
Dude I don't even want to see that movie. I just want to know, what is it about? I mean the commercials just tell me how disturbing it is.
The commercial looked so stupid to me that I now feel compelled to see it.
Somehow….something....somewhere....is telling me that this movie is Sesame Street compared to some of the Japanese V Cinema I've seen.
Seems to be fairing pretty well with the critics and I like Eli Roth. So yeh, I'll give it a chance.
Here's the scoop. I went to go see the movie because people were comparing it to Miike. Miike even has a cameo in the movie, which was a nice touch! But the writing is poor, as is the acting, and the violence, truth be told, is few and far between. There is a collective 10 minutes of gore in the movie. You don't even see most of it beause the camera cuts away AND it's in a dark room. It's by no means CLOSE to your average Miike film.
The movie is about 2 kids, Paxton and Josh, who are backpacking through Europe with an Icelandic drifter named Oli. They eventually go to this Hostel in Bratislava, that's famous for having hot chicks. On their way, they meet this (German?) guy who's kinda creepy and likes to use "his hands."
So they go to this Hostel and hook up with their hot Russian-Slavic-Whatever roommates. Who are naked a lot of the time. They all go back to their rooms and have sex, but Oli doesn't return the next morning. SHOCK AND AWE!
They other two are concerned, but still party anyway, staying their an extra day. Josh basically gets drugged and wakes up chained to a chair. That creepy guy they met on the train drills a few holes in his chest and leg (which you odn't actually see). Josh begs to be let go and the doc is like, "Okay." He then slices Josh's achilles tendon (you don't see it) and opens the door. Josh get's up but HEY! His achilles tendon has been sliced (THAT you do see) and falls to the ground crawling. Dr. German-creepy-guy finishes him off with a scalpel to the throat (you kinda see it). That takes about 3-5 minutes. Maybe less.
Paxton is concerned, wants to look for his friends. One of his hot roomates knows where they are, she takes him to the place where his buds have been killed, and it's revealed that she sold him to some freak who likes to kill people, because it's a thriving business there.
Another German guy goes to work on him, putting a ball gag in his mouth and poking some holes in his chest (he's wearing a shirt so you can't see anything). He then takes the ball gag out and Paxton vomits everywhere. The german guy has a chainsaw ready, and cuts off 2 of Paxtons fingers. He then slips on the ballgag and fucks himself up with the chainsaw. Paxton then gets a gun and makes his way all over the facility.He eventually escapes with a japanese chick he saved (He had to cut off her dangling eye. That was the most graphic part in the movie).
Apparently, everyone in Bratislava is in cahoots with eachother and everyone is trying to keep them from escaping. They eventually get to the train station, where the japanese chick sees a reflection of herself and decideds to jump in front of the train. HARDLY graphic, but blood splatters all over two old ladies. He eventually gets on the train and escapes, see's teh creepy German from before. Eventually locks him in a bathroom cut's off his fingers (you do see this, but it looks really fake) and drowns him in a toilet. END.
I omitted a lot of details, but I covered all of the violence. There's barely any. The media hyped this movie up so much. It was hilarious though. I mean, chainsaw guy slipping and fucking himself up? That's slapstick GOLD. And the bloodsplatter on the old ladies. HA! Hilarious.
And teh music was the most overly-dramatic shit ever. The music escalated at the stupidest parts (an EmPtY ChAiR!!!11). The context didn't even match it. Horrible.
I classify it as a B-Movie. Wait for the DVD.
I classify it as a B-Movie. Wait for the DVD.
I'm not sure if I'll even watch it then. Just sounds a little too effed up to me and I love horror movies. It's just that the trend of hardcore unrelenting slasher flicks isn't going over well with me. I want to be entertained not disturbed, disgusted, and horrified.
Miike even has a cameo in the movie,
HAH!!! THAT'S A PLUS!
A Japanese chick jumping in front of a train?
Suicide Club anyone?XD
Sounds exactly like what I thought it would be. Foreigners should watch more Miike and then maybe this child's play wouldn't phase them.
Y'know, I love horror movies, but this just doesn't catch my interest…
looks like another Saw to me... >.>
I dunno... I think I'd lose respect for Tarantino if I saw this movie. He's like one of my favorite directors, so I'd like to pretend this crap doesn't exist...
I dunno… I think I'd lose respect for Tarantino if I saw this movie. He's like one of my favorite directors, so I'd like to pretend this crap doesn't exist...
Well then rest easy cause he didn't do a damn thing with it.
Next time you hear the commercial, listen really hard.
My cousin actually thinks he directed Hero because of half-listening to the commercials :rolleyes:
oh, so he didn't direct it??? wtf was i thinking? nmaa… i guess i made that mistake that your cousin did XD ah well, either way i don't think i'll be seeing that movie
Meh, I liked Hostel. It was a good popcorn flick…