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Hostel love it or hate it you really should watch it!,
This review is from: Hostel (Unseen Edition)  [DVD]  (DVD)I don't normally write movie reviews but I was really surprised to see Hostel having so few stars.
I like a scary film as much as the next horror fan but this film had the unusual ability to draw you in at such a point that it was uncomfortable viewing and you are practically cheering at the revenge scene. I disagree with one reviewers comments that girls won't like this film - I would argue that it's people who don't like horror who won't like this film. Hence the reviewers either seem to love it or hate it.
I consider this an extreme film and unless you like horror it might be best to stay away. Other reviews commented that there was little story I disagree with that. I think that Eli is making a statement about society in general and the depths that humans can sink to in their quest for gratifcation even at the expense of others. It's an interesting comment on the value of life and also how the rest of the world preceives America.
It may not be regarded as a classic yet but neither was Dawn of the Dead(the original of course!) It was banned in the UK and not many understood Romeros commentary on society until many years later. I think in years to come Hostel will be acknowledged for being a ground breaking movie.
So look at it this way if you like horror movies with interesting commentary give it or go or if you like horror movies that are major gory give it a go and if you don't like horror don't even consider it!