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The Host (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
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I loved the movie. It's a rare gem , and it's unfortunate that due to the film's marketing and/or viewer preconceptions that it's getting a raw deal as far as accurate reviews go. I hope this helps somewhat!
If you're not willing to watch the subtitled version, then I suggest you avoid the film, because it will be an awful experience. I just watched a clip of it on YouTube and I was cringing!
The dubbing is an insult to the original cast and crew of this film. Please. Please. Please. Do not watch the dubbed version.
I'm going to drop a few minor spoilers now so if you want to go in completely cold and experience the full thrill I received viewing this movie you might want to go watch the film now. Alright, on with the content review. Let me put it this way, I got my money's worth in the first 20 minutes of the film. The sudden appearance of the beast breaks the most entrenched of monster movie standards: the slow reveal. The almost complete lack of buildup shocked me as the monster came charging out of the background in its high-velocity and unsettlingly awkward gait with ferocious momentum sending humanity flying left and right. What follows is one of the greatest rampage sequences ever seen by human eyes. I was absolutely thrilled by it and only the most jaded of film fans could feel otherwise. In fact, aside from a few gaping plot holes, my only real complaint about this movie is that it climaxes so soon. That's not to say the rest of the film isn't good, but it never reaches that fever pitch again.Read more ›
The film introduces us to an unlikely group of protagonists--an inept and childlike man (played by Song Kang-ho), his put-upon father, and his school aged daughter. When the creature first attacks the city, the daughter is carried away. Grieving for her, father and son are reunited with Kang-ho's other siblings--a sister who is a competitive archer and a brother, college educated but unemployed. This quartet clearly has issues, and Kang-ho feels guilty for what has happened. After being isolated by the military for having been exposed to the creature (now being reported as the host of an unknown virus), Kang-ho becomes convinced his daughter is still alive. The family bands together and decides to break out and track down the creature's movements in an effort to locate the girl. Equal parts believable family interplay, genuine horror, slapstick, and harrowing moments with surprisingly real consequences--"The Host" is a multilayered film that works on many levels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved this movie so much I watched it on Netflix any chance I got , so I decided to order it from Amazon , I saw reviews saying this copy didn't have english sub ,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tim Nickell
Why anyone likes this movie is beyond me. The CGI is absolutely terrible. Not believable at all. Plz don't waste your time on this piece of garbagePublished 1 month ago by greer price
Surprisingly awesome horror film with some strong social / political commentary. Loved it. Might have teared up a little.Published 2 months ago by Lindsey N.
A dysfunctional family comes together to rescue their youngest member, a schoolgirl (Ko A-Sung), from a giant mutated river monster that is terrorizing Seoul, South Korea. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Bonesteel
I was very impressed by this South Korean 2006 monster film. It is a refreshingly original, clever and well done thing. I spend a really good moment watching it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maciej
The dvd received was not viewable after 45 minutes. A refund was issued.Published 4 months ago by honest reviews
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|This would stink on ice,||
Thanks for the dumb opinion.
Jan 13, 2008 by E. Marshall | See all 6 posts
|It's not a typical monster flick.||
Symbolism not withstanding, it's a good movie.
Dec 20, 2010 by Larry G. Wyant Jr. | See all 3 posts
|Did the granddaughter appear when the family was eating dinner?||
Yes, she appears. But it's in her dream.
19 days ago by Colonel Redass | See all 2 posts
|host or cloverfield||
I definitely preferred The Host. Much more substantial.
Jul 29, 2008 by Thomas G. Morrison | See all 3 posts
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