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Hostel: Part II (2007)
great film all up!
For the past year i have been holding my hopes extremely high for a good cinematic experience. and not actually thinking i did at first after i walked out of the cinema, i let it sink in. and i ended up loving HOSTEL: PART 2 equally, not if more, then the first HOSTEL.
Eli Roths use of demented humor (especially at the last scene) left me laughing (and the other cinema goers too).
I felt that Eli tied up all the loose ends and it made quite the tight package.
His use of tie-ins from the first HOSTEL were cute. Especially about the war in Bosnia, and not in Slovakia.
Though i felt the gore was lacking in some parts (especially in the ending of Whitneys life by the hands of Stuart (Roger Bart). But then i realized something. Eli didn't amp up the gore like i was hoping, he kept it about the same as the first HOSTEL. and in that, i respect Eli for holding back and not doing what the creators and director did in the Saw Franchise.
i have to mention one scene with the characters Todd and Stuart (Richard Burgi and Roger Bart), when they are prepping themselves, ordering their choice of weapons, getting into the Elite Hunting outfits, that sequence alone makes HOSTEL: PART 2 so much more beautiful. a big hand to the folks who scored the film! and this brings me to the Story. In my honest opinion, i believe that the story was much more developed then the first HOSTEL. Eli did more character development then he did in HOSTEL. i wont ruin it here, but i was generally amazed at some of the twists, especially regarding Todd and Stuart (Richard Burgi and Roger Bart).
all in all, a fantastic film when i thought about it, with its use of demented humor and sadistic appeal. not a film to be missed. i will be definitely looking out for Eli Roths other projects.
August Underground's Mordum (2003)
What a crazy blast!
Not having any experience with Underground films, i wasn't expecting too much... some people stated it was the crappiest of crap fests out there, they are only half right. Though the in-between parts are sometimes amusing, but mostly just filler to break from all the killing (who would want to watch one killing after another with no in-between filler - it'd be monotonous). The effects were really great in my opinion. the taunting seemed so depraved, and it really sunk in and made me really think for the first time, what would i do if i was in the victims shoes? it was all really quite convincing, especially in certain sections, i will be definitely buying AU Penance when i get money.
all in all, it was really worth spending my money on this film, in my opinion.