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“The Host” vs. “D-Wars”

October 4th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

I have seen “D-Wars” and I watched “The Host” last night, and “The Host” was a much, much better movie in every category, including special effects. The story, dialog, acting, and character development were terrible in “D-Wars,” but they were quite good in “The Host.” I especially liked the characters in “The Host,” and thought the young girl and her father did a great job of acting.

I was surprised to see how well made “The Host” was. Though it did not have as much action nor was as entertaining as a movie like “Eight-legged Freaks,” it was a smart monster movie with a good mix of humor. Actually, the story was more about the family than about the monster, but I think that is why I liked it.

See “The Host,” but do not waste your time or money on “D-Wars.”


7 Responses to ““The Host” vs. “D-Wars””

  1. comment number 1 by: kjeff

    Gerry,

    I will just have to see the movie, myself, because, frankly, Jeff, I do not trust you to be honest.

    Glad that you finally saw the movie…I wonder if it’s answered the question that you had on the earlier thread.

  2. comment number 2 by: achoi02

    i did like that it wasn’t a typical korean movie but the host wasn’t too enjoyable imo. though it could be b/c it was it was eng dub and i was too lazy to download a sub version. i did like how in the beggining it was the bad white man who forced the korean guy to drain the formaldehyde ^___^

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    I haven’t seen the host, but I think I will now. The first Korean movie I saw was Shuri (쉬리) and although it gets panned by a lot of people these days, it was the break out Korean movie, and I thought it was pretty good.

  4. comment number 4 by: GarlicBreath

    I have seen “D-Wars” and I watched “The Host” last night, and “The Host” was a much, much better movie in every category, including special effects.

    That is like saying shit covered peanuts tastes better then shit without peanuts.

    I will just have to see the movie, myself, because, frankly, Jeff, I do not trust you to be honest.

    Yes he is dishonest. Its odd that real coreans would never EVER accept him as corean, yet on the internet he is a corean nationalist.

  5. comment number 5 by: General Tiger

    Glad you liked the Host. Hope that cleans up the fiasco that is D-War.

  6. comment number 6 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Achoi02,

    I liked way the “The Host” was made–I think it was a quality movie–but I also understand what you mean when you said it “wasn’t too enjoyable.”

    I would describe the movie as being more interesting than enjoyable. The monster does not make the movie interesting; it is the family characters, the dialog, a few wacky situations, and the subtle cultural humor. In order to really appreciate the movie, people really need to understand the Korean language, something of the culture, and the current events at the time. I cannot image how a dubbed version could capture all that was interesting about the movie.

    I watched the Korean version, and I think it would be difficult to translate much of the humor into English. Yes, some things would translate, such as when the father gives his daughter a beer, which shocks the daughter, who says, “Hey, this is alcohol.” Then the father responds, “But you’re in middle school now, aren’t you?” I noticed several examples of that kind of humor, and I am sure there was other cultural-oriented humor that I was unable to catch.

    I think “The Host” might be one of those movies that people enjoy better the second time they see it because the first time you are waiting to see what happens with the monster instead of paying attention to what is happening with the family.

    Also, the daytime monster attack on the shores of the Han River at the beginning of the movie was some of the best action and special effects I have ever seen. If they could have kept that kind of action going throughout the movie, it would have been a world-wide blockbuster.

  7. comment number 7 by: sageberry

    Oh wow. I hated D-war. It was the worst movie I had seen in my entire life. The people praised it for it’s CG effects, but I thought that was pretty low quality. It was horrible. I just watched because a friend of mine is a dragon fanatic, but when I went, I just wanted to get out. I acually slept for half the movie, and it was incredibly loud. Please, people, do not see D-war.