– (5.5/10) – “Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.
“Occasional sense of vulnerability”.
“Slight ending twist”.
“Facial expressions used well”.
“Volume appropriately changed ”.
“Lacking visual effects”.
“Lacking lighting changes”.
“Lacking camera shots”.
“Slow plot progression at times”.
On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a year, and I am ready to write another. I vaguely recall the setting in Slovakia, and some brutal scenes in the original.
Hostel: Part II, is a 2007 Horror movie, according to IMDb.
Gore was depicted in a rather lame manner, with unrealistic props, resulting in a steady opening.
Other than increasing volume, no other effects such as camerawork or lighting were evident, resulting in lack of tension in darker times. Scary and suspicious eyes were used by certain actors which was good though. Macabre scenes lacked sufficient effects and acting, to rouse viewer engagement. At 50 minutes in, the first sense of character vulnerability arrived, shrouded in sadistic events. Past this point, scene changes occurred more frequently, with event frequency increasing. Whilst basic, the plot retained viewer engagement from this point onwards, rather well. The ending scene was certainly not for the squeamish, and certainly had the eww effect.
There was a slight twist at the end too.
Overall the film progressed too slowly, and mostly wasn’t entertaining until the ending.
“Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.
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