Topic: Turistas review
Happened to catch a special advanced screening of the movie last night in Toronto...thanks to horror-movies.ca. And I gotta say, it wasn't half bad(no spoilers):
Not as enjoyable as Hostel, but not bad at all in the end. It follows a
group of Americans and Brits in Brazil as they are drugged and then
lead into horrifying journey. Where this film succeeds, is in its
amazing build up of tension. Its nice to see a movie that takes it time
to get to the far more horrifying moments of the movie. Another
surprising treat was that the acting was pretty top notch for a bunch
of twenty somethings, usually movies like this suffer from horrible
acting. Another nice touch was the motive of the main guy, usually it
is terribly cheesy, but in this movie it really worked.
The film is not to terribly gory, it does however have one scene which
is very gruesome. My only complaints where that two underwater scenes
dragged on way too long. And some of the editing was so fast and jumpy
in violent scenes, that you didn't know what was happening to who. The ending could have also used a bit of work, it kind of fumbled at the goal line.
But in the end, its worth a watch for any dedicated fan of the genre.