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The Host (Gwoemul)

The Host (Gwoemul)
  • 2006
  • Japan/South Korea
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park

With a radioactive substance in the water supply, a huge monster fish and imminent disaster, this likeable Godzilla-style monster is a satisfactory mix of state of the art CGI effects and warm characterisation. Attention to detail, absurdity and comic touches deliver the big climax and the big laughs.

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The Host

26 Oct 20063 stars

Monster Movie

When some radioactive substance finds its way into the water supply, and a huge monster fish rises up out of the peaceful waters around Seoul, a local stallholder’s family is all that stands between imminent disasters. This likeable Godzilla-style…

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