Monday, May 07, 2007

The Host

When you have the option of numerous free movies, you sometimes think, Pah. I will see nothing. But every now and then, a Korean horror comedy comes along, and you think, You know, it's been a while since I've seen a good Korean horror comedy - I think I'll check this out. Such is the case with The Host. From the moment that poster went up in my lobby, I knew I had to see this movie. Tiny girl being taken by an enormous watery tentacle? For free? Bring it on!

The Host was fun. The creature effects were great - until the very end. I won't ruin it for you, but trust me, the last time we see the creature, it looks pretty dumb. As for the characters, the main characters were all great, but the supporting cast was worthless. And as far as Korean horror comedies go, it's by far the best one I've seen. But something was missing for me, something unexplainable. I didn't love The Host. I liked it, but I didn't love it. However, you should all add this to your Netflix queues, because something like this doesn't come around very often.

The Host - B

2 comments:

Meggie said...

I wish you could've been here tonight! It was my senior reading and it went so well. Miss you lots, want to see you sooner than later. :) Hope all is well.

Bethro said...

This post reminded me of something kind of random. Do you remember the OLD Iron chef, as in, not the American one? The judges were always saying crazy stuff, either because it just didn't translate into english right, or because they just liked to say weird stuff about food. (EX: This dish reminded me of a spring in the woods) Anyway, I saw an episode one time where the judge said, "I really expected this dish to have one other ingredient" but the judge didn't say what the ingredient was. Your post about this movie was like that.