Monday, July 14, 2008

The Host (2006) R - 3 Stars

Man I love these Korean subtitled movies. Here's another one to see for fun. A fish like monster is created when a lab dumps chemicals into a Korea's River Han. The monster snatches a young girl and her family must unite to find and rescue her. I love the characters of this movie.

A monster is formed in Seoul Korea when a lab owner gets mad at his employee for dust on his lab bottles and tells him to pour every last one of the Formaldehyde bottles down the drain. They contaminate the water mutating the sea life.

A young girl (Hyun-seo), is with her father (Gang-du),a single parent, working with her grandfather (Hee-bong) at her families store on the river front. When a horrible slimy creature, crawls up on the banks and snatches victims along the way, (Hyun-seo), is taking while her family watches on. The family is quarantined as they have made contact with the creature, but with a little help they are able to escape. Their will to save (Hyun-seo) from her perils, drives them to unthinking measures to singlehandly hunt for her and try on the creature, to bring her back to safety. They are united with other family members, aunt (Nam-joo) a champion archer, and (Nam-il) her uncle.

Awards:

2006 - The Host - Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
2006 - The Host - Blue Dragon Film Awards - Technical Achievement
2006 - The Host - Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best Lighting
2006 - The Host - Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best New Actress
2006 - The Host - Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best Picture
2007 - The Host - Utah Film Critics - Best Non-English Language Feature

Magnolia Pictures
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Writers: Ha Jun-weon, Bong Joon-ho, Ha Joon-Won
Producers: Choi Yong-bae
I viewed 1/07

1 comment:

Furious said...

I really liked The Host. The family's relationships and how they all come together really set it apart from the normal monster movie.