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.