Sunday, March 02, 2008


Just finished watching Turistas, thanks to it being lent to me by Jorge, and I'd thought I'd weigh in on it. It was released around the same time as Hostel, and the two draw comparisons but by far, they are different films. Hostel has tourists travelling to a remote area where they are then tortured to death. In Turistas, the hapless supects are waylaid by accident wherein the plot of organ harvesting natives occurs. The film is a good one, and relies more on suspense than gore to provide its thrills. The cast is likeable enough and it's a shame when they get offed but it keeps you entertained until the end. Definitely worth a rental if you're looking for something to keep you homebound instead of travelling abroad.

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