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The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)

The Host
6.9 Rating
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Kang-ho Song

Kang-ho Song

Park Gang-Doo
Hie-bong Byeon

Hie-bong Byeon

Park Hie-bong
Hae-il Park

Hae-il Park

Park Nam-il
Doona Bae

Doona Bae

Park Nam-Joo
Ah-sung Ko

Ah-sung Ko

Park Hyun-seo
Dal-su Oh

Dal-su Oh

The Monster
Jae-eung Lee

Jae-eung Lee

Se-jin
Dong-ho Lee

Dong-ho Lee

Se-joo


Written by (View all)
Joon-ho Bong

Joon-ho Bong

(screenplay)


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Spectacular

5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 20 19:02
3 votes
The best monster movie ever? I seriously doubt that making such a claim would be false. Why? I plan to tell you. First of all, Gwoemul propably had the best plot I have ever seen in a movie of this genre. It all starts off seeming like some cliched Godzilla-copy, but the moment we meet our so-called main character, Kan-Du, his occasional dialogue and overall attitude prepare us for something diffe... read more

The Koreans have nailed another genre!

2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 10 10:45
3 votes
"Have any of you heard it? The heartbreak of a parent who's lost a child... When a parent's heart breaks, the sound can travel for miles. So I really need to say this to you. Be as nice to Gang-du as you can. Don't scold him, okay?"

Koreans are often renowned for their motion pictures, as Korean filmmakers produce horror films and action-thrillers with more verve and creativity than... read more

A promising start

7 years, 3 months ago at Apr 17 21:40
1 vote
The movie started off really good, with the first 1/3 or so being some of the best monster action I've seen. The effects are great through out the entire movie (fire is hard to do so I won't count the ending). My only big issue with this movie is how it gets really hard to tell how much time has passed. A lot of things point towards the movie being set during a couple of weeks (the military respon... read more
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Release date: 30 March 2007
Horror (31), Korean (26), Sci-fi (26), Monster (21), Comedy (18), 2006 (17), South Korea (16), Korea (14), Drama (14), Asian (11), Government (10), 2000s (10), Action (10), Monsters (10), Archery (9), Mutant (8), Kaiju (8), Asian Horror (8), Foreign (8), (7)
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The Koreans have nailed another genre!

“"Have any of you heard it? The heartbreak of a parent who's lost a child... When a parent's heart breaks, the sound can travel for miles. So I really need to say this to you. Be as nice to Gang-du as you can. Don't scold him, okay?"

Koreans are often renowned for their motion pictures, as Korean filmmakers produce horror films and action-thrillers with more verve and creativity than Hollywood. The Host is Korea's attempt at a monster movie in the vein of something like Godzilla. Suffice it to say, the resultant film does not disappoint, and the Koreans have nailed yet another genre. Despite being produced for a paltry sum, The Host is a superlative effort, and its production values are only a few notches below its Hollywood counterparts. This is a consistently thrilling pic, imbu” read more

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