Tuesday, November 08, 2005


In front of Saw II, we saw (heh heh) the preview for Hostel, which looked, well, hostile. Follow the link to the film's website, and you'll see a disturbing, masked fellow with a chainsaw in his hand and a damsel in the background. Frankly, the preview for this movie made it look like what I feared the Saw sequel would be: pointless violence. Saw was good because there was a reason for the grotesquerie. While it allowed people to take thrills in the misfortunes of others, it wasn't a simple celebration of sadism. I won't say that Hostel is without knowing more, but the Tarantino connection (he "presents" the movie) lends one to believe that extreme violence is in the cards. On the other hand, Eli Roth, who wrote and directed this movie, also performed the same work on Cabin Fever, which I thought was well done. Hmm. Need more input.


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