“The next time you see a Hostel: Part II poster, perhaps you’ll ponder for a moment why so many of us get a kick out of movies in which kids are gruesomely hacked to death yet so few of us will bother to look at the carnage when it’s real kids in a real war. It must be why they call the movies escapist art. When it comes to real gore, we like to turn away.” — L.A. Times guy Patrick Goldstein in a 6.5 column about Eli Roth‘s Hostel, Part II.