The basic idea behind a monster movie is always one of a dangerous fantasy. The very thought that the omnipotent human being can be terrorized by a beast has a thrill in itself ( creepy !!! ain’t it ?? ). There have been one too many monster movies from hollywood. The premise almost always remains the same…a big monster, a heron/heroine or both & in some ingenious way they defeat the monster in the end. The korean movie ” The Host” is rather a very ingenious in terms of the characters and the plot.
A monster emerges from the Han river that runs through South Korea, that is through the city itself. It goes for the humans and the entire story is told from the viewpoint of a small family of….well.. misfits. They run a small food shop by the river catering to the tourists. The protagonists are a motley crew and it forms some of the lighter moments in the movie. What makes it unique is the way in which the story unfolds with a lot of twists and turns. The movie is at the same time sarcastic and tragic. The monster is rather an ugly one ( and i mean it….its real ugly !!!).
Quite a good sense of plot for the entire story revolves around the park family who are at the same time one of the most affected by the monster…..