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The Host

15 Ratings: 3.5
Korean monster movie

Alternate Name "Gwoemul"   Starring Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae   Directed by Joon-ho Bong      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The Host … see full wiki

Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy, Horror, Adventure
Release Date: March 9, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
6 reviews about The Host
review by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What Pompted You to write a Review?   I felt compelled to review this movie using real words rather than just a numbered rating scale because I was shocked to see the high ratings!  My husband and I rented this last year solely because I was intrigued by the image on the movie cover (the one shown here).  Needless to say, the average American movie viewer will NOT enjoy this movie, and I'm still repairing my movie-choosing reputation!     How was the Plot, …
review by . June 19, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Dvd U.S. version
The top-grossing film in Korea for 2006 was inspired by Hollywood and Japanese monster films. It is a tricky thing; there is just too much temptation for disaster, and too many things to go wrong. Critics have compared "THE HOST" to "Jaws" which I think has little to no merit; this film is a different animal. South Korea's shot at making a monster film was successful all over Asia that a sequel is in the works. Director Bong Jang-Ho (Memories of Murder) blends spectacle, familial …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
My favorite monster flick - a toxic spill in Seoul's Han river creates an enormous creature who terrorizes the city and a father who fights back to save his daughter - scary, funny and completely relevant.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This one surprised me. Pretty awesome monster movie in the vein of say Cloverfield but this is a couple years older. Some bits are naturally lost in translation but you rarely see a non-American monster movie that looks like it came out of Hollywood and done better in many case these days.
Quick Tip by . June 06, 2010
THE HOST - Although a bit long, this monster flick is exciting, entertaining, and surprisingly funny and sweet.
review by . October 31, 2008
The Host
I'm sure there are many fans of the Asian film art that will disagree with me, but this film made little sense. It skipped from here to there with little connection between scenes. It was hard to follow and dubbed poorly. The only positive note to it was that the monster was done with some very decent FX, looking like a carp with legs or some kind of mudskipper gone wrong.     The film starts with the dumping of some very old formaldehyde down the drain and into the river. …
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