The Host / 괴물

Surprise! Bong Joon-ho has made more than one movie!

YES

Release date: July 27, 2006
Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Language: Korean

Who should watch this movie: Fans of Parasite. Fans of Godzilla. People who hate the United States and Michael Bay. 

When should you watch this movie: When your friend wants to watch a horror movie but you’re too scared. When you miss your family and/or the good old days. July 4th. 

The sell: The Host is a monster movie and it is a superb monster movie. I want to say that first because yes, it is a sophisticated political commentary and a beautiful story about family, but it is above all a really really good monster movie. It is exciting, a little scary, and completely enthralling from start to finish. The characters are lovable and flawed, and loveable because they are flawed. Thrown into a crazy situation, an unlikely team defies the odds and surprises even themselves with determination and heart. As a bonus, this movie RIPS into the American military presence abroad and the embarrassingly clumsy way the US military attempts to “handle” issues without taking responsibility. You will laugh, you will cry, you will say Fuck 12.

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