Awesome Chick Flick: Hostel Part II

The first Hostel film broke ground in the “torture porn” sub-genre. It made people puke, pass out or refuse to travel abroad every again.

I know Hostel Part II was not a well received follow-up to the first film but you know what, I thought it rocked!

The first film took us into the world of where people were sold to sadistic people with the urge to know what it’s like to kill someone. The drunken, sex-crazed guys in the film were enticed by hot chicks and free sex so of course they are going to be easy prey.

I love that not only did Part 2 give the audience the view point of the people who desire the feel to take a life but the main characters are chicks.

The lead, Beth, is the balance between her wild friend Whitney and the meek nerd, Lorna. Beth is the smart one who doesn’t need drugs, or dick to get captured into the mix of the hunting society. Even though Beth freaks out once she realizes that she was going to be tortured to death, she pulls her shit together and takes control of a situation. Yeah!

When I went to see this in theaters, there was one scene that made guys a little um uncomfortable. I, on the other hand, cheer and clapped and I’m sure I’ll yelled “Fuck yeah!” at one point.

Regardless of the things people have against Hostel 2, I love the reflection on how if chicks were put in the same situation like the guys in the first film, we’d be able to handle ourselves just fine. And yes, it would be nice to have butt loads of money to be able to buy yourself out of anything but I still think Beth would have kicked some ass or died trying.

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4 thoughts on “Awesome Chick Flick: Hostel Part II

  1. I was not a fan of Hostel at all, but I kinda loved this one. I'm guessing my differing opinions on college-aged male douches and college-aged females had something to do with that, but I also thought it was more inventive and did a great job of telling both sides of the story. Good choice!

  2. Yay I'm glad someone else dug this to for the same reasons!

    I love seeing the buyer's perspective and finding out the whole bidding/preparing process for the big day. It showed how huge the whole operation really is and so on.

  3. I liked the first Hostel a lot, and I thought this was a worthy follow-up, taking the different point of view as you mentioned and doing it in a thoughtful way. “Thoughtful” is not an adjective critics apply to Eli Roth very often, but I think that's undeserved, and a reaction more to his arrogant frat-boy persona than to what's actually in his films.

  4. I, too, am a big fan of HOSTEL 2. I think it's a far more “mature” experience than the first given the better characters and interesting ideas present in the script. Also, the Euro icons seen throughout help immensely.

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