A Thoughtful social satire, An uncanny comical essence, strong characterization, superb acting performance, deep and melancholic family drama. How can someone has all those things in one package? especially from a biological sci-fi thriller? Well Bong Joon-Ho does that. A thrilling and very well-crafted cinematic experience.
An unsure muddle of monster movie, family melodrama and political / social drama, The Host would have been better off sticking with the former throughout. Its opening 20 minutes are breathtaking. Then it tries to be something else and ends up being far stupider than any of the scenes with the monster are. Disappointing but just about worthwhile.