Monday, September 27, 2010

Review: The Host

The Host (2006) ***1/2 (out of 5 asterisks)
Director/Co-Writer: Joon-ho Bong
Starring: Some Korean actors whose names you probably won't recognize

Good character-driven family drama/thriller that defies the expectations, conventions and cliches of a standard "monster movie." A very non-traditional monster flick that's recommended even if you don't like monster movies. But I would strongly advise watching it with the original Korean dialog and English subtitles. The English dub is horrible and distracting.