Hostel: Part II

2007

Action / Crime / Horror / Thriller

83
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 77047

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Director

Cast

Bijou Phillips as Whitney
Jordan Ladd as Stephanie
720p.BLU
651.57 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
P/S 12 / 64

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jford-19 1 / 10

Oh dear!

I don't write reviews very often but i had to say something about this film - IT IS THE WORST FILM I HAVE EVER SEEN! The 1st Hostel was pathetic - to do a sequel that follows exactly the same plot as the original shows how poor a film-maker Eli Roth really is. The only difference between this and the first one is... wait for it... it has girls instead of boys as the lead characters! I suppose that was to up the horror factor, like seeing girls tortured is more horrifying than seeing boys tortured. Wrong, wrong, wrong. As with the first, the characters so stupid and clich├ęd you couldn't care less about them. There's the geeky girl who's dialogue is so poor you really just want her to die quickly, the annoying party girl and of course the 'heroine' who is not all she seems.

The 2 guys who are in on the kill are terrible, they act like 15 year olds smoking pot for the first time and were just hilarious. Their lines were weak - the F word 4 times in every sentence, one convincing the other that they 'had to do this, dude' etc. As if 40 year old businessmen calling each other 'dude' isn't bad enough, the predictability of their role reversals at the moment of truth is a howler.

Another thing that annoyed me, like the first, in the first 35 minutes absolutely NOTHING happens. Its just talking where the characters involved cross paths until finally one of them gets kidnapped, with not one bit of interesting character development.

Thats enough I can't go on. I never want to think about or see this rubbish ever again. The only people it will appeal to is 14 year old boys and/or incredibly stupid people. The sad thing is I fast-forwarded through half of it and still understood it all as most of the talking parts (which is 98% of the film with 2% horror) is completely unnecessary. This film is boring, there's hardly any horror, the acting is poor and the plot just pathetic. Avoid this film.

Reviewed by a_chinn 8 / 10

Effective sequel goes behind-the-scenes of the Elite Hunting Club, even if it offering nothing new thematically

Worthy sequel picks up where the original left off, with the one surviving protagonist of the first film, Jay Hernandez, back in America but still haunted by his ordeal. The film quickly cuts to a new group of ugly Americans abroad, this time a group of girls instead of boys, again with two party girls and one good-girl character. Writer/director Eli Roth wisely doesn't try to simply retell the same story again and he comes up with a smart solution for where to take the story, since the first film already revealed the purpose of "Elite Hunting Club," who offer torture and murder to the rich and powerful, this time taking the audience behind-the-scenes club's operations. Besides following a new group of girls who are target of the club, it also follows two rich guys on their first experience with the hunting club (one full of bluster and the other more mild mannered) along with their build up to their eventual descent into the torture chamber. As you'd expect, the two stories collide, but with quite unexpected results. My main complaint about the sequel is that it doesn't offer anything new thematically, but in terms of suspense and shock value, the film does manage to live up to the original and even exceed the first film in some respects. As with the first film, "Hostel: Part II" does not have wide appeal value and most viewers would find it a repellent endurance test, but if you are part of that narrow band of horror fans who this film does target, "Hostel: Part II" is a must see.

Reviewed by Darkdaxter 1 / 10

Ruins the first

I hated the first Hostel 1 star, and this film is leagues worse in every aspect. If I could, I would gladly rate it 0. They simply dumbed the main characters down even more and gender swapped them. I thought the pornographic stuff in this first movie was excessive and irrelevant to the plot, but it was at least fun in its own way. Here they reduced any sense of eroticism to pure trashiness (there isn't a single sex scene in this or even much kissing), which begs the question, 'Why is it even in the movie at all?' Even the gore is severely downplayed here with almost all of the action taking place off screen or being shoddily done.

One of the few good points of the first film was the believability in the kidnapping and general functioning of a kill club. Now it's somehow an international criminal syndicate with it's dark tendrils in the recesses and pockets of every corner of society (cue the evil laugh). If that were the case, why even bother hiding the club away? They might as well just kidnap people in broad daylight... Which they practically do in this film. I guess drugging people and spiriting them away was too easy, because they forcefully kidnap and restrain each victim here. And then they auction them off. So much for the anonymity. So much easier to torture people when you know their names. So much easier to hide your activities when you leave a paper trail...

The kill club worked in the first movie. They didn't show any sort of organizational hierarchy, only goons and scouters. Each client showed up, paid a lump sum in cash, and were presented with a body and a shed's worth of tools. This kept victims expendable. If you promise a specific person, then you have to maintain the merchandise. The rooms were smaller and grittier. It felt almost like a dungeon, but here it feels more like Dracula's cathedral. Not to mention the clients themselves were interesting in the first, but here they aren't compelling at all. It's always disappointing when an artist crafts something, and then destroys a piece of it you thought they understood perfectly in a sequel.

I had to force myself to sit through this abortion, watching it in three parts. I mean, seriously, how is the intro even longer and blander? How is there even less action overall? I guess we're putting on kid gloves for the girls because we're supposed to be extra horrified. Anything you thought was done well in the first was lost in translation, and all of it's flaws were amplified tenfold. Don't even bother.

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