3.16.2007

The Host

I just saw The Host.

I liked it, but am I missing something? Before I watched it, I saw nothing but rave reviews. Reviewers who were comparing how many times they saw it, Falling all over themselves about how different this movie is from other "monster" movies. I mean, yeah, it was good, but it wasn't that good. Now, I've recently become a fan of Asian cinema, so I know that a lot of it really is different and really is excellent (Oldboy, The Audition, Infernal Affairs, etc). The Host simply isn't in that league; it isn't even playing the same sport.

I saw it, I enjoyed it, yet I have no plans to see it again or recommend it to everyone I see. I'm wondering if The Host isn't getting extra points in reviewer's minds simply because it is an Asian movie.
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