Reviewed by: Steven Warburton
Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem?
How does viewing violence in movies affect the family? Answer
Castration in the Bible: Eunch
Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer
Dreams in the Bible
Prostitutes (harlots) in the bible
LESBIAN—What’s wrong with being gay? Answer
Homosexual behavior versus the Bible: Are people born gay? Does homosexuality harm anyone? Is it anyone’s business? Are homosexual and heterosexual relationships equally valid?
What about gays needs to change? Answer
It may not be what you think.
Lauren German … Beth
Roger Bart … Stuart
Heather Matarazzo … Lorna
Bijou Phillips … Whitney
Richard Burgi … Todd
Vera Jordanova … Axelle
Jay Hernandez … Paxton
Jordan Ladd … Stephanie
Milan Knazko … Sasha
Edwige Fenech … Art Class Professor
Stanislav Yanevski (Stanislav Ianevski) … Miroslav
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“Grindhouse,” “Hostel,” “Cabin Fever”
|Producer:||Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel, Quentin Tarantino|
Let’s be brutally honest. If you really think you’re going to find a positive review of “Hostel: Part II” on a Christian movie site, you’re delusional.
If you’ve seen the trailers to “Hostel: Part II,” or if you’re familiar with its prequel, “Hostel,” then you know that the major selling point of this film is, in a nutshell, blood and gore. And lots of it. There is no redemption in this movie. It is just a sick and depraved exercise designed to feed society’s growing need for vicarious violence.
Three young college girls embark on a trip for Europe. They meet a beautiful model, who entices them to visit a hostel in Slovakia. This hostel is a front for a criminal organization that kidnaps young backpackers and auctions off the right to torture and murder them. Virtually hundreds of slimeballs around the globe make bids, incidentally, and I hate to say that from what I know of human nature, I don’t doubt that would happen should a real-life opportunity like this come along.
The brutality in which these young people are killed is what sells the movie tickets. In the movie’s goriest scene, a young woman is stripped-naked and suspended upside down from the ceiling with her hands tied behind her back. Then another woman enters, strips naked, lies down in a tub underneath the girl, and hacks her up with a scythe. The murderess literally enjoys a bloodbath, and the film makes it obvious that her joy reaches the point of orgasm.
In addition to this sickness, the movie is poorly written. There are two rich guys who win the right to murder young girls and, at first, one of them is gung-ho, and the other one is reluctant. Then, at one point, they inexplicably change places, one of them wanting out and the other one just wanting to kill kill kill. It makes no sense. It is necessary only to move the idiot plot forward.
Is there profanity? Yeah, there is. But complaining about profanity in a movie this gory is like complaining that the schoolyard bully didn’t knock out your teeth, in addition to breaking both your arms. There could have been no profanity at all in “Hostel: Part II,” and this movie would still be a perfect example of mankind’s total depravity.
But, as disgusting as this movie is, I wonder if it is as dangerous as these so called romantic comedies like “Because I Said So,” which make sexual relationships outside of marriage look delightful and fun. At least “Hostel…” is unabashedly evil, it’s not wearing any masks.
There’s no reason to see “Hostel…” I can’t even think of why I went to see it, other than that I am an idiot.
Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Moderate
See review page on the prequel to this movie: “Hostel”
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.