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Old 04-25-2018, 04:50 AM
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:57 AM
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I am a fan of visceral cinema and horror is the only genre that delivers on this regularly. On one side it's good fun, mindless splatter, over the top characters and total escapism. On the other is shows the gritty dark and fucked up side of human nature with realism. It's one of the few genres that pushes boundaries.
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Yeah right Bloof....wow..
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:12 PM
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I forget which country it was set in (I think somewhere in Eastern Europe?) but it seemed to me like they were implying that everybody in that country was evil. You had people paying money to torture and murder tourists who came to that country and you had a gang of kids who murdered people over gum. Also just about every woman in the movie except for the two Japanese girls was a whore.

It kind of reminded me of how in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre all of the Texans were shown to be inhumane and evil.
Wow, Luv, we think alike. After I posted my question to you, I remembered the Czech and Slovakia officials, likely prompted by their tourist constituents, said they were offended by the portrayal. And they should speak up, great opportunity to shop tourism to the Czech Republic and Slovakia...

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The film's release was accompanied by strong complaints from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovak and Czech officials were both disgusted and outraged by the film's portrayal of their countries as undeveloped, poor, and uncultured lands suffering from high criminality, war, and prostitution,[12] fearing it would "damage the good reputation of Slovakia" and make foreigners feel it was a dangerous place to be.[13] The tourist board of Slovakia invited Roth on an all-expenses-paid trip to their country so he could see it is not made up of run-down factories, ghettos, and kids who kill for bubble gum. Tomáš Galbavý, a Slovak Member of Parliament from the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union – Democratic Party, commented: "I am offended by this film. I think that all Slovaks should feel offended."
If you pointed this out, I would have remarked that it's rather silly because it's not like Texans were offended by the portrayal of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre... cause not only is it fiction, every place has bad places or bad people...

But I forgot about the kids killing for bubblegum... I guess that would make people think the country was desperately depraved.

I like the director, Roth's response...

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Defending himself, Roth said the film was not meant to be offensive, arguing, "Americans do not even know that this country exists. My film is not a geographical work but aims to show Americans' ignorance of the world around them."[13][14] Roth has repeatedly argued that despite the many films in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, people still travel to Texas.
...throw fellow Americans' ignorance under the bus. Unfortunately, most Americans don't know Czech and Slovakia exist, along with 90% of the other countries of the world.

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Old 04-26-2018, 05:08 AM
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:19 AM
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Wow, Luv, we think alike. After a posted my question to you, I remembered the Czech and Slovakia officials, likely prompted by their tourist constituents, said they were offended by the portrayal. And they should speak up, great opportunity to shop tourism to the Czech Republic and Slovakia...



If you pointed this out, I would have remarked that it's rather silly because it's not like Texas were offended by the portrayal of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre... cause not only is it fiction, every place has bad places or bad people...

But I forgot about the kids killing for bubblegum... I guess that would make people think the country was desperately depraved.

I like the director, Roth's response...


...throw fellow Americans' ignorance under the bus. Unfortunately, most Americans don't know Czech and Slovakia exist, along with 90% of the other countries of the world.

Unfortunately Americans are pretty ignorant about what really goes on in the rest of the world (probably because our education system sucks), but that shouldn't excuse movies like Hostel. Also I personally get offended by movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance because I'm actually from the South and I hate how we are always portrayed in those kind of movies. But who cares, right?
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