Host (South Korea;
directed by: Joon-ho Bong
starring: Kang-ho Song; Hie-bong Byeon; Du-na Bae
Jeff says: "In the year 2000, an overly compulsive
American doctor on a U.S. military
"Outside a crowd begins to queue: Something large hanging under a nearby
bridge slowly uncoils into the water and swims toward the bank. A man
a beer can its way just before it leaps out of the water, huge, hungry,
fish-scaly, to go rampaging through the park, devouring folks right and
left. One of those dragged away is Hyun-seo, who is given up for dead
she calls her father on her cell phone to say she's trapped in a sewer.
family unites to save her, and to do so, they must overcome their
ineptitude, track down Hyun-seo, and organize a rescue, while being hounded
"This movie is a nice blend of horror, farce, tragedy, heroism, and poignancy. It was good to see Korean actress Du-Na Bae follow up her role as the somnabulant Son in LINDA LINDA LINDA with this more active turn. She's clearly a versatile actress. While the effects were perhaps not quite up to the standards of mainstream Hollywood, it's complex storyline made for a much more satisfying experience. I give it 4 cats."