Excerpt: Reviews such as this one on Blu-ray.com put me off this movie, but when I ended up seeing it I actually enjoyed it. It is more intelligent and philosophical than the Twilight series. The acting is better than in Twilight. There is a strong female protagonist who is not as annoying as Bella (or do I mean Kirsten Stewart's portrayal of her?). The visuals are stunning, and I admit a large part of why I enjoyed this movie.
Excerpt: When I first caught twilight on Comcast for free, I wasn't expecting too much. I anticipated a drab teeny love story full of angst. But, I soon came to enjoy the films series for what it was. Now, along comes The Host ... and it blew me out of the park. Don't get me wrong. But, I've noticed that the science fiction genre of novels has become infested with teen sci-fi romance and it's dominated the sci-fi genre.
Excerpt: I wasn't expecting much from this movie but man was I wrong!! I enjoyed this movie a lot. The story was excellent and felt fresh, Aliens behavior were unexpected and there were touching moments... Overall I loved the movie. The PQ and AQ is excellent.
Excerpt: Despite the reviews, I loved this movie. I had never read the book but loved the Twilight series, and this one didn't disappoint. Tells a very poignant story and you get to feel for the characters. PQ and audio top notch.
Excerpt: Loved this movie as I do many foreign films. You can see that the money went into the film instead of what hollywood does a lot in giving stars astronomical salaries. The Host had a great story at its core and that to me is the most important requirement in a movie. I highly recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it. Watch it with the subtitles.
Great monster movie, do not watch it dubbed in "english".
23 April 2009
Excerpt: I heard about all hype over this movie and I gotta tell you I was however dissapointed slightly, it wasn't what I thought it would be like. Instead after finally getting through the whole film I realized just how much of a masterpiece this really is. Sure the humor is a bit strange at first, but really if you let it, it can grow on you pretty fast and it becomes a prelude to whole knew selection of favorite movies from the Korean cinema.
Excerpt: Movies are an art form and art, of course, is subjective. I get that. But to see reviews stating that this movie was the worst or poorly acted, ect is nothing but mind boggling to me. I watch a ton of Asian Cinema and The Host is one of the best I've seen. However, you have to understand the basics of this movie. It is NOT a horror movie and anyone watching it can easily understand that the movie isn't going for that label regardless of how the studios promote it.
Excerpt: The Host is a monster movie that I really like. Storyline was pretty good. Movie effects were impressive. Overall a movie that is fun and interesting to watch. The picture quality was excellent! Very sharp this is one of the better picture quality movies on BD. Sound was good not overly impressive but satisfying. Bottom line, it should be included in your BD library.
Excerpt: This movie is like Oldboy meets Godzilla. I loved it. A monster (supposedly created when an american scientist orders his korean lab assistant to dump toxic chemicers down the drain) is attacking people visiting the Han River, but when it gets the little girl Hyun-seo her family seeks revenge on the monster the Korean way. The picture quality was stunning, as well as the audio.