Holy shit! That scene that was 'leaked' with Heather Matarazzo was pretty brutal and I figured it would be cut down for the theatres... but it wasn't. It was actually LONGER with more blood and gore!
The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES duo of Robert Bart and Richard Burgi are quite entertaining and I hate to say this but I guessed what was gonna happen as soon as Burgi opened his mouth. That was telegraphed rather badly but it still made me laugh really loudly.
The acting was far better then these types of films deserve and it's like watching something that could win awards... only with gruesome bloodsoaked awesomeness thrown in. Art House Gore is a good term for it.
The only downside is that this felt like a swansong of Eli Roth's for this series and this type of film. The ending feels like there isn't really anything else to add and with his accepting the directing job for Stephen King's CELL, Roth really doesn't need to do these low rent gore flicks anymore.
What I'd like to see, however, is for someone else to pick up the series and move it to another country. During the credits, an idea came to me that since these people have all this money and the power to be able to keep something like that slaughter house running and no one finds out about it, surely, there are other sites just like it... perhaps right here in the states in a place like Orlando or New York or Los Angeles where we get a ton of tourists of our own to 'play with'.
Over all, EXCELLENT film, better then the first and if you like this kinda film, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.
I thought it was a pretty decent follow up, but I still liked the first one better. Maybe its the idea of not knowing WTF was going on in the first one. This one, you knew the set up, you knew who was getting something bad done to them, and in the end, the "twist" wasnt that big a twist since it was telegraphed earlier.
When I was growing up in Chicago in the early 80s, WGN used to show Prisoner Cell Block H each night after the late news. This was a fantastically entertaining Australian soap opera set in a women's prison (the Wentworth Detention Centre).