A sequel that smartly expands its scope of focusing on its protagonists and antagonists, surpassing the original in Grand Guignol violence and morbid humor. It does feel largely like just a more-serious retread, that's less deeper thematically and as a mirror of the international perception of America's fictitious war on terror. While, despite its gruesomeness being upped, there also isn't quite enough stimulation.
The bleach-bypass, hyperstylized, *filmic* look, in addition its expansion on the established mythology by manipulating us into projecting ourselves onto a would-be torturer, and even evoking the classic horror "Most Dangerous Game," all put this over the top for me. A surprising improvement over the original and the best Eli Roth film I've seen.
By most measures, "Hostel: Part II" is a smarter, more visually lush sequel that broadens the scope of the "Hostel" world; the movie boasts a stellar lead in Laura German and sneaks in a canny capitalist takedown to boot. That said, for all its aesthetic value—including a literal Elizabeth Bathory-style blood bath designed to shock and appall—Eli Roth still can't shake the feeling of 'been there, done that.'
Not better nor worse than the previous one. The casting was alright but the story and was stupid and the gore uninspired and tedious. If you want something scary and shocking you may want to look elsewhere. This was a waste of time.
No esta mal para un domingo de lluvias o una chelada con los cuates, aunque, para ser apenas la segunda parte, el asunto ya resulta encabronadamente repetitivo. Por otro lado, no es que uno se la chaqueteè con los finales felices, pero ¿era encabronadamente necesario que se jodieran a Jay Hernandez, el protagonista de la cinta anterior?