Thursday, April 19, 2007


I think this movie attracted me, part of the reason cos it was shooted and storyline regards Brazil. A country where I lived there for the past two years.
A group of international tourists seeking fun and adventure in Brazil get a lot more than they bargained for in the suspenseful horror film TURISTAS. Written by first-time screenwriter Michael Arlen Ross and directed by John Stockwell (BLUE CRUSH), TURISTAS, the first American film to be shot completely in the South American nation, is set in the Brazilian mountains, where Alex (Josh Duhamel); his sister, Bea (Olivia Wilde); and her best friend, Amy (Beau Garrett), are preparing for an eco-tour. But when their bus crashes, they are stranded with a group of locals as well as a handful of other tourists, including Finn (Desmond Askew) and Liam (Max Brown), two Brits looking for fast times and hot women, and Pru (Melissa George), a beautiful Australian traveling on her own who takes an immediate liking to Alex. In the middle of nowhere, they find a little oasis in a surprise sandy bar, where they get to know each other, drinking and dancing until they wake up the next morning, having been drugged and robbed of just about everything, with all remnants of the bar gone. They walk into an unfriendly town, but the only person offering any help at all is Kiko (Agles Steib), who might not exactly be leading them to safety.

Director: John Stockwell
Main Cast: Melissa George, Josh Duhamel, Olivia Wilde
Genre: Horror/ Thriller

My Rate: ***

I feel..... Kiko in the movie was somehow forced to bring them to a house and as planned, slowly to kidnap them and 'take away' their organs by an evil doc. Not going into details in case you might want to watch this movie.

Despite this is not base on true story, I believe such thing is happenning somewhere up there, mainly for the sake of money. In the movie, the tourists are having too much fun and cautious simply disappear when beautiful beach and women are there. Strongly it gave me the feelings that no matter where we are or how relaxing we feel, we ought to be cautious at all times. Appearance of friendliness can be a dangerous on the other hand. Especially when in the foreign country with language barrier.

But, but, I still want to say that Brazilian people are still the most friendiest people I ever met and yes, I still like Brazil a lot.

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