Hostel: Part III (2011) Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Sarah Habel Movie Review

Hostel: Part III (2011)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Hostel: Part III (2011)

A Hostel Hangover

With his wedding just a few days away Scott (Brian Hallisay) heads to Las Vegas with his friends Justin (John Hensley), Mike (Skyler Stone) and Carter (Kip Pardue) for his bachelor party. It is whilst there that they meet a couple of escorts who talk them in to go to a private party with them on the outskirts but when the following morning they discover Mike is missing things get crazy. They find themselves kidnapped and thrown in to this sadistic game for members of an elite hunting club who take pleasure out of inflicting pain.

I was never really much of a fan of the first two "Hostel" movies; I just didn't get what was so appealing about these movies and put it down to some dark desire thing which I didn't have. It is why I reluctantly sat down to watch "Hostel: Part III" fearing that it would be little more than another rehash of the first movie. Well the good news is that it isn't with there being some creativity to how the story unfolds, the bad news is that I get a sense that someone wrote this horror movie and when the studio bosses saw it they decided to manipulate it and make it a third movie in the "Hostel" series which means it doesn't have the same feel as the previous Eli Roth movies.

The thing is that whilst I like that "Hostel: Part III" didn't dump us back in Slovenia or where ever the first two movies were set what is delivered is not consistently entertaining. You sort of watch, plodding through a lot of ordinary scenes and then suddenly a decent idea will grab your attention. Okay I am waffling so basically when the concept of the "Wheel of Misfortune" is introduced it made me think perversely nice idea. Sadly the end result to this is that it is an idea which is left under explored as are others through out the movie.

What this all boil down to is that "Hostel: Part III" is a movie which most of the time struggles to keep you interested, thanks partly to the blandness of the characters. But every so often it throws a scene in to the mix which makes you sit up and pay attention due to its creativity. Sadly it doesn't use what creativity it has to its full potential and so "Hostel: Part III" is only ever sporadically entertaining.