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Movie: Turistas

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

In the same vein as the movie Hostel (which, by the way, has a sequel coming out soon), I went and saw the movie Turistas this past weekend.

Turistas starts with 3 Americans, 2 brits and an Aussie on a bus speeding along the coast of Brazil. Things look bad after an accident leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere. However, they soon discover a near deserted beach, other than the beautiful beach bar with the super hot waitresses! It looks like they've found paradise, and make plans to stay.

Everything is looking up, or is it. The bartender gets on the phone, and reports to the unseen person on the other end, "there are 8 gringos here, and they are all yours."

I won't spoil anything, except to say there's blood and torture of stupid gringo tourists. It's not as gory as Hostel or Saw.

Brazil sure looks nice...

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

So is it good? Saw II was not very good IMHO

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

I never viewed Saw II, so can't compare to that. I didn't like Turista as much as Hostel or Saw, but it wasn't bad. Frankly, just seeing the shots of Brazil made it worthwhile for me. It was a bit like watching an episode of a travel show, but with just some shots of chicks boobies and some blood. ;)

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting GregW

It was a bit like watching an episode of a travel show, but with just some shots of chicks boobies and some blood. ;)

Now that's one of the best reviews I have read in quite awhile!! ;)

Saw went for the psychological more than the gore factor. Saw II went for the gore in about the same fashion as Hostel did and bypassed the psychological scare. (But, that's only my opinion since I have seen all three.)

What is it about TP members and gory movies??? Or is it just Off Topic addicts and gory movies???

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Hey, both Turistas and Hostel are TRAVEL RELATED. I was thinking they should be in General Talk. :)

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

that's what I was thinking Isa, SAW 1 was good.. kind of scary, the second wasn't scary at all. Good review Greg, I may see it :p