The Host ★★★½

Just like so many horror films before it (and after), at its core, The Host is a family drama. The monster stuff is just a catalyst for everybody to be honest with one other.

That scene where they're all crying and wrestling each other while the paparazzi takes pictures is melodramatic gold.

Bong Joon-ho's mixture of sci-fi, dark comedy, and brash social commentary is enigmatic and ever delightful.

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