Dir: Bong Joon-Ho |South Korea | 119 Mins | 15
Marrying narrative and visual elements of classic monster movies with his masterful visual style, tongue-in-cheek humour, and socially conscious theming, Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host is popcorn entertainment at its finest.
In the year 2000, an American military pathologist orders his Korean assistant to dump 200 bottles of formaldehyde down a drain leading into the Han River. Six years later, this mistake will resurface in the form of a kaiju-like monster, attacking people who live along the banks of the Han. Half Godzilla, half An Inconvenient Truth, Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host is the greatest monster movie in decades.
Before his Oscar Winning parable of class injustice, Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho was already well regarded as a masterful director of dense, yet fundamentally entertaining thrillers. The Host, released in 2006, is a further example of Bong Joon-Ho’s innate ability to channel larger contextualising themes into white-knuckle popcorn entertainment.
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