History YMMV / Hostel

21st Sep '17 5:29:23 PM Repo
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Sure, he may have been a JerkAss, but it is very hard not to feel sorry for Paxton when he's at the mercy of a psychotic German man who can't be reasoned with.



* JerkAssWoobie: Paxton and Whitney

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* JerkAssWoobie: Several, though Paxton is likely the most prominent example. While he starts as something of an obnoxious JerkAss, it is very hard not to feel sorry for Paxton when he's at the mercy of a psychotic German man who can't be reasoned with. Not to mention the loss of his friends, the trauma of nearly being killed, and Whitneyeven his backstory about watching a little girl drown as a kid and feeling guilty for it.
** From Part 2, Whitney. Like Paxton, she can be somewhat obnoxious and immature, but she certainly did not deserve to be horribly tortured and kidnapped either.



* LoveItOrHateIt: There are those who really love ''Hostel'' (and arguably ''Hostel Part II''), but there are those who hate the film series in general due to it's usage of TorturePorn and JerkAss characters, pointed out several times by WebVideo/{{Phelous}}. Others simply call it a decent film.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: There are those who really love ''Hostel'' (and arguably ''Hostel Part II''), citing the original concept, well developed leads (particularly [[TheWoobie Josh]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Paxton]]), but there are those who hate the film series in general due to it's usage of TorturePorn and JerkAss characters, pointed out several times by WebVideo/{{Phelous}}. Others simply call it a decent if unspectacular film.
5th Sep '17 2:08:49 AM Antwan
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* CastingGag: In part II the cannibal is played by Ruggero Deodato the director of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.
5th Sep '17 1:20:42 AM Antwan
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The children playing soccer with a severed head.
** Made much easier to watch because the person deserved it.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The children playing soccer with a severed head.
** Made much
head. It's made easier to watch because the person deserved it.



* LoveItOrHateIt: There are those who really love ''Hostel'' (and arguably ''Hostel Part II''), but there are those who hate the film series in general due to it's usage of TorturePorn and JerkAss characters, pointed out several times by {{WebVieo/Phelous}}. Others simply call it a decent film.
* {{Narm}}: Josh's screaming sounds ''way'' too much like [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Mr. Bill]].

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* LoveItOrHateIt: There are those who really love ''Hostel'' (and arguably ''Hostel Part II''), but there are those who hate the film series in general due to it's usage of TorturePorn and JerkAss characters, pointed out several times by {{WebVieo/Phelous}}.WebVideo/{{Phelous}}. Others simply call it a decent film.
* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Josh's screaming sounds ''way'' too much like [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Mr. Bill]].



* MoralEventHorizon: Natalya [[EvilLaugh laughing]] [[KickTheDog at Paxton's horrified reaction]] to see [[spoiler: his friend Josh having been killed]] ''immediately'' begs someone to give her hell.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Stuart loses all sympathy when he murders Whitney in cold blood.]]
* NightmareFuel: Just the idea that you could go backpacking anywhere and find yourself pulled into a torturous hell will make you rethink going backpacking, let ''alone travel anywhere''.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Natalya [[EvilLaugh laughing]] [[KickTheDog at Paxton's horrified reaction]] to see [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his friend Josh having been killed]] ''immediately'' begs someone to give her hell.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Stuart [[spoiler:Stuart loses all sympathy when he murders Whitney in cold blood.]]
* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Just the idea that you could go backpacking anywhere and find yourself pulled into a torturous hell will make you rethink going backpacking, let ''alone travel anywhere''.



* ParanoiaFuel: As mentioned under NightmareFuel above, many critics have commented that this movie did to backpacking in Europe what ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' did to showering in motels.

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* ParanoiaFuel: As mentioned under NightmareFuel above, many critics have commented that this movie did to backpacking in Europe what ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' did to showering in motels.
14th Jun '17 8:48:13 PM huntdaddy
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** The American Businessman that Paxton encounters. A metaphor for what would have become of Paxton and his friends if they had continued to be nothing but Jerkasses that want nothing but party and have sex, which would get to the point of them getting bored of it and then resorting to entering the Elite Hunting club and killing innocent people to get any sort of thrill, or just a pathetic attempt by Eli Roth of making the audience feel any sympathy toward the main characters by making an even worse person than them?

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** The American Businessman that Paxton encounters. A metaphor for what would have become of Paxton and his friends if they had continued to be nothing but Jerkasses [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] that want nothing but party and have sex, which would get to the point of them getting bored of it and then resorting to entering the Elite Hunting club and killing innocent people to get any sort of thrill, or just a pathetic attempt by Eli Roth of making the audience feel any sympathy toward the main characters by making [[BlackAndGrayMorality an even worse person than them?them]]?
25th May '17 1:10:47 PM huntdaddy
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** '''The American Client'''. He appears for only a [[OneSceneWonder brief moment]], but between his casual chat with Paxton about how much of a thrill it is to torture innocent people, and how [[AxCrazy completely unhinged]] he shows he is all the while, it's definitely a moment nobody would want to experience.
16th Mar '17 6:19:04 AM BigBadTroper
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* WTHCastingAgency: The AxCrazy Sasha is played by... Milan Kňažko, ''former Slovak Minister of '''Culture'''''.

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* WTHCastingAgency: The AxCrazy BigBad Sasha is played by... Milan Kňažko, ''former Slovak Minister of '''Culture'''''.
8th Mar '17 10:51:38 PM huntdaddy
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* {{SignatureScene}}: The very horrific [[BloodBath]] scene in the sequel.

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* {{SignatureScene}}: SignatureScene: The very horrific [[BloodBath]] BloodBath scene in the sequel.
8th Mar '17 10:50:26 PM huntdaddy
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* {{SignatureScene}}: The very horrific [[BloodBath]] scene in the sequel.
25th Feb '17 12:33:25 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Lorna's screaming.
30th Dec '16 2:09:39 PM huntdaddy
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** Beth in the sequel. Did she [[spoiler: perform Stuart's [[GroinAttack castration]]]] solely to escape the facility, or did she truly evolve into a murderous monster just like the other Elite Hunting members?

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** Beth in the sequel. Did she [[spoiler: perform Stuart's [[GroinAttack castration]]]] castration]] solely to escape the facility, or did she truly evolve into a murderous monster just like the other Elite Hunting members?members?]]
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