The Host

At the time of disposal of formaldehyde with an American military base in the Han river poured a huge amount of toxic substances. After some time in the river put a terrible monster. There are many who want to sit in Seoul in summer by the river and trade there is brisk. The owner of the stall with beer and snacks Hee-Bon, two dunce-sons and daughter-clever — known all over the country medalist in archery. And, of course, the old man and the whole family doted only granddaughter Hyun-JI. It was necessary such to happen that the river monster one fine day got out to drive tourists on the Bank and took Hyun with him, and then in the eyes of the dupes, the father took the girl.

Director:
  • Bong Joon Ho

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-03-30
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: KR
  • Language: Korean | English
  • Budget: KRW12,215,500,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $89,433,436
reviews
Tawnya Babs
12 March 2010 | 09:00

Russian localizers often find of a dinosaur where it at all. Exactly what happened with the title of this film. Moreover, the film Gwoemul or the Host, which the Americans were quickly dubbed Korean Jaws and/or Jurassic Park is difficult to attribute to the usual monster movie or eco-thrillers. In something he really crossed with paintings by Steven Spielberg, but definitely has its own "soul".

In the film, except now the actual problems of human disturbance of ecological balance affected the drama of the loss of loved ones, and as a political game, when they enter the epidemic is not another an existing virus (like swine flu). Not forget about Americans meddling. The film is spiced with humor, which is not will be taste and but save a picture from excessive pathos.

It is difficult not to mention the main culprit of all events, which looks very original, "mil" and extremely graceful in their movements!

It is recommended for viewing for fans of mixed parody and Korean movie.

7 of 10

Maitilde Markowitz
14 March 2018 | 09:00

Those who say that Japanese films about Godzilla boring and uninteresting, too focused on American films and I don't know what other countries have something to please the audience. And it does not matter if the first acquaintance with the East Asian cinema disappointed. However, in case South Korea is really a problem, so how their movies is very specific. For a long time their products made me to wander in the dark thickets of misunderstanding, the heart of which was the film, known under the title "Invasion of a dinosaur".

Refuse myself the pleasure of once again to criticize those who has extended from us the movie from the presence of the extinct animal in the title, although neither what kind of prehistoric life here and there is no question. The essence of that the Director clearly has very strange views on what method of education works with the audience. "Guimel" — not horror not a black Comedy, but trying to combine in itself the more. And combines very badly, from-for what in the end becomes a third-rate movie. The scene with the attack of a monster and goes condemnation of ill-treatment by mother nature, depart on the second plan, pushing forward the bewilderment caused by major events and the behavior of the characters.

Scene with the Wake looks like an uneasy theatrical performance, and characters that clearly understand. Supposed to cry, so let's cry together! Similarly, with further events. Monster steals a little girl — so let it save! Just because it's necessary, but not because its really a pity. In the plot featured a strange woman, who dare to go against the creature's size bus onion hands. Whom she imagines, wife of the mythical fearless warrior? What is happening is compounded by the faded color scheme consisting of shades, close to black and white.

Many of the films in this category be evaluated and the quality of special effects. What well, the creature itself looks quite authentic, although the computer graphics were inserted into the film is very primitive way — literally glued to frame all the necessary items shattered, overturned and destroyed any possible options. The budget of the film is very solid for South Korea, but the fees are extremely low.

What for acting, then it is very weak. Not see the point to list those who were filmed here, so the one as the other is — nobody represents authentic emotion and it's a lot depressing. But I want to note the camerawork, which is forced to the primitive because of the need to carefully insert into the frame of the computer monster.

It is strange that for all its primitiveness of this East Asian film manages to cause a lot of positive feedback. I can only note that a year later, South Korea issued a really high-quality film with the participation of a huge beast — "War of dinosaurs". This fantasy action movie can be revised with much more pleasure than strange in all respects weak "Huemul".

1 of 10

Ynez Allyson
14 April 2007 | 09:03

Full movie — one big bunch of mistakes, inconsistencies, inappropriate and unfunny comedic elements, silliness and pathos. Even fairly well drawn monster it looks horrible or disgusting. Everything is possible to cheat on the peculiarities of national mentality of the Korean and centralize, but personally I was under mecatina that it all in the banal incompetence of the Director and the author of the script.

The film is worth watching for the first 15-20 minutes, when the monster suggests the lookout for the defenseless inhabitants. In fact, from this is trailer, through which I learned interested in the film.

3 of the 10

faq
How much has The Host made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $89,433,436.
How much did it cost to make The Host?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least KRW12,215,500,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Host?
This tv-show was directed by Bong Joon Ho.
What is the genre of The Host?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, Horror.
Who starred in The Host?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae, Ko Asung.
What is The Host IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was The Host released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2007-03-30.