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This Footage From THE HOST 2 Looks Incredible!!

 

 

 

What’s up, Contenders? Terry Malloy here reporting live from the Waterfront.

 

 

Twitchfilm has unearthed a fully awesome look at some monster footage from THE HOST 2, the follow up to the Korean sensation THE HOST.

 

 

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I didn’t even know that a sequel to THE HOST was a guaranteed thing that was happening, much less that there was already complete footage!

 

So this is some of the most exciting news I’ve heard since ole George up and sold the rights to STAR WARS a couple of weeks back.

 

Plus, I’m a HUGE fan of this footage. The monster from THE HOST is easily my favorite all-CGI monster to date, and that includes some of the great work from Guillermo Del Toro’s filmography. While being a complex design, you can see all the detail on the HOST beast. And it isn’t overly complicated. But I think my favorite aspect is its puppy-like coordination and mannerism. Although it really wants to devour you, it also looks like kind of a big, uncoordinated puppy dog that is just misunderstood.

 

Anyway, what do you all think of this sequence? As you can tell… I’m sold.

 

 

 

And I’m Out.

 

 

Terry Malloy AKA Ed Travis

 

 

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  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Is this about reanimated Bob Barker?

    by menacingphantom

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Looks like a distant cousin to the Grabboid

    by I_Snake_Plissken

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I remember enjoying the first Host for it's action, but...

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

    like most korean movies, I neve really knew what was going on

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Autodidact

    Love big lumbering monsters. Never saw the original. Wish it would come on Netflix Canada but based on what they've been adding lately, I doubt it. It's been all old TV shit from the 50s that absolutely nobody gives a fuck about except maybe Harry and his dad. Then a bunch of foreign garbage, Asylum video and various other low budget shit. Anyway, HOST 2.... looks good. Will try to see THE HOST soon.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The Host is great...

    by Mechasheeva

    But is the monster about to kidnap this little girl? If so, are we about to get the same movie a second time, only now set in the Korean countryside instead of in Seoul?

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    THE HOST...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... should be talked about in the same breath as films like EVIL DEAD 2 and RE-ANIMATOR in terms of campy, scary, funny-as-hell horror films. Loved it and I'm looking forward to this sequel. Thanks for the post, Malloy.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Flippin' Sweet!

    by J

    The Host is one of my favorite monster movies. What I don't understand is why the whole 'Flower-Faced, Four-Pronged-Jaw' thing has become so de rigueur. It was coolish at first, but frankly it's just annoying now. Knock it off people. Seriously. Just sayin'

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I remember seeing The Host, then hearing the hype for Cloverfield.

    by Kelly Grimes

    The Host won by a mile. Any intel on who is directing? Imdb had zip all.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot. That is high praise.

    by Deceased Fan

    The Host was a bummer, but since I love you so much. I'll give it another shot.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I love me some asian cinema but this movie was boring as hell.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Great effects. Did we really need a sequel to a movie that I couldn't even finish, probably not. And for Terry to say that finding this sequel is as exciting as new Star Wars post Lucas is blasphemy. And if this is your favorite all cgi montster then "I feel sorry for your mudda".

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    The first one.....

    by pk68

    Had cool effects but the story was just silly. This new monster looks drunk and can't run for shit. Why the hell does the guy driving the car stick his left leg out the window while he is driving? This looks like more of the same. Pass...

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    That's some good looking CGI right there

    by D.Vader

    GREAT to see some Before and After shots!!!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Lindsey Lohan's skank tats. Nobody has this as a screen name?

    by UltraTron

  • The switch in tone from deadly serious to comical is just too much for me to stomach sometimes. Even something like The Flowers of War would fall into this category.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    So wanted to like the first one...

    by Darth Macchio

    The first showing of the monster was spectacular. Worth the rental alone...but once he took the little girl, I just lost interest with every passing second. I couldn't finish it with 100% attention so I had to sorta piecemeal my way through it... And I hate that! I loved the monster design and the initial reveal and I love how the physics of its design plays right into its movement and how it propels itself along dry land. I'll have to give it another try at some point...perhaps I missed something that would have kept my attention anytime the monster wasn't on screen (or off screen but near by, etc).

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    More CGI

    by Raptor Jesus

    Really, I don't care about the big stunts anymore. It's all so over the top and pointless. Technical jimmy-crackery for its own sake. Where is story? Character? Drama? I do not care about cartoon computer fake monsters on trucks.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I was sort of hoping we'd get a new, different mutated monster

    by D.Vader

    Another aquatic species mutated by those American chemicals would have been cool, rather than the same monster as the first.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    When Evolution decides to crap on Practicality

    by BackwardGalaxy

    You get Host monsters.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    i hope this movie gets a wide release in the states

    by Stephen

    most people i bring it up with dont remember/have never heard of it

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    BEST. MONSTER MOVIE. EVER.

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    FACT!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Host was a lot of fun; bring on Host 2: the rehost

    by Matthew Schlotman

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Is it the offspring from the last film? And do we

    by Torben

    get to see some host beast on beast host action fighting, mating, eating each other or maybe a manufactured army of hosts ? Or much of the same as last time?

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    What? Is this the same monster as in the first movie?

    by veebeeyes

    I thought they killed it in the first movie. And if this is just a different monster that happens to look exactly the same as the first one, that kind of sucks. Not only does that totally waste the opportunity to show off a cool new monster, but it also wouldn't even make sense. If the first monster was just some mutated fish or something, then why would a different mutant end up looking exactly the same?

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    You had me at HO-

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    And want about the Korean theme park - The Hoster Coaster?

    by Torben

  • Like folks have said before the switch between comedy and drama is just too jarring and the pacing is terrible. The whole metaphor angle killed the movie for me, not enough monster time too much time comparing to Chicken Flu or whatever disease was going around at the time. This DOES look more of the same. Can we get a bunch of monsters this time maybe?

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    If you were bored by The Host kill yourself...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Seriously The Host is boring? How old are these commenters? Mind boggling. If The Host is slow can you even stomach typical art house films? Do you hate all dialogue heavy films? Oh let me guess, black and white films suck too right because "they're slow" and "the acting is weird". Jesus fuck.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Raptor_Jesus

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Watch the original The Host by one of the great directors out there. It's full of what you want - character, story, social commentary and drama PLUS a kick ass monster. It's why Harry put it on par with Jaws. I know it's cool to hate Harry here on his site (which we love and visit often ironically), but he's right in the fact that The Host is one of the most well rounded monster movies we've seen in years. It's got more layers than somethign like Cloverfield even attempted at.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Stupid!!!!

    by VermithraxPejorative

    I can already tell this movie will have no logic. Why is the guy continuing to drive toward the creature??? Also, the little girl keeps looking back at the monster but the creature is out of her peripheral...

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    All monsters should get to rampage...

    by Robert Appleton

    ...in broad daylight, like this. Only filmmakers who are ashamed of their creations deny them fully-lit rampagery. The old shadows and glimpses cliche was always an elliptical technique to hide the piss-poor designs in the first place. We're desensitized to your hints and glimpses because we've "seen" more horrific creatures than we can possibly imagine on our own. That's why filmmakers imagine these things for us. And a good director can make them scary as hell in broad fricking daylight. These Host monsters are brilliant. Unfortunately the movie around the first one was all over the place tonally.

  • i hope the host wins.

  • fact she doesn't even belong on a stage. This isn't what she should be doing with her life at all. Completely missplaced in life. All the other characters are naturals who belong on stage. She belongs in the back room of used cockring retailer who has to go check in the back of the back room to see if there's a leopard pattern cockring left. The host plays on a small screen in that room.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    What did they do to make that giant sea vagina so angry?

    by Diana Prince

    Seriously though, CGI looks pretty cool.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    HOST does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    HOST 2: HOSTESS The female of the species is more mutated than the male. ps. Love the first HOST, not sure about this sequel sequence tho. The first movie pretty much got by without car chases and big sillly action set pieces.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    somebody should make a movie out of Rampage the video game

    by Stephen

    Starring Rampage Jackson in the Sam Witwicky role

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Honestly, this footage turned me off.

    by notcher

    I know I'm not supposed to think like this, but why the fucking fuck would someone driving with children who clearly sees a giant monster on the road KEEP DRIVING towards it, fuck, even without the kids that makes no sense! The directing in this scene was unimpressive and I have a feeling that the creepiness of the first film will be replaced by lots of money and WAY too many shots of the monster. Damn it!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Driving towards the monster isn't unlikely at all...

    by Darth Macchio

    What's actually complete bullshit is "considered" reactions in Hollywood movies versus real-life reactions in batshit insane occurrences. Reactions that are effectively 'walking towards a completely visible cliff towards death' make perfect sense when something occurs that is so "impossible" as to cause a human to have a 'deer in the headlights'-like reaction. Particularly if you're moving forward when it occurs. Do you think it's remotely realistic when something large comes bashing through walls and rolling down the street and yet people turn and see it and immediately turn around and start running, all the while they turn and look at it? You know, just like stunt men would do? Take the subway scene in "Die-Hard with a Vengeance" - it's a great scene but each and every person reacts perfectly and runs away from the train. Do you think even 50% of the people seeing a massive subway car careening towards them with the very ground beneath them shaking violently and the sheer cacophony of noise and light and yet everybody would react perfectly and save themselves? No, real people get knocked down like rag dolls. Real people watch their deaths until its upon them and over them - the more astounding the event itself, the LESS likely one is to realize they're even in danger much less have the capacity to act. Video evidence of tragedies as they occur play this out again and again in reality. People are simply not prepared for something that jars their reality - the usual reaction would be 'dumbfounded' and that is why they keep driving, keep walking towards the cliff. I think that is what is so great about the monster movie scenes in this movie - to me its a far more accurate portrayal of how people would react to seeing a massive creature climbing out of a lake they've spent the last decade having a nice serene lunch in front of....such crashing and complete destruction of your accepted reality is not something one can immediately compartmentalize for the sake of safety, much less anything else...tragically, most people would see it coming and be paralyzed with fear or amazed shock and wind up barreled over and trampled under foot.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Its just an ampibian Graboid with a fanny 4 a face

    by David Smith

    yea?

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    haha- they added lens flare to the one running on the road scene

    by zom-bot.com

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    cobra --kai

    by Deceased Fan

    Host 2: The Hostess? And not one Twinkies joke?! Your will power is much stronger than mine.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Here here, Darth Maccio

    by D.Vader

    Same reason why the two girls run under the falling ship in Prometheus. That is one of the laziest and most overused criticism of that movie.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I noticed that too, Zombot

    by D.Vader

    Eeeeenteresting.

  • Because I'd be TOO DUMFOUNDED at the creature to think of anything else.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    flames gotta eat: Black and white movies are good for the most part.

    by kindofabigdeal

    I often find myself watching a Groucho Marx or an old Marilyn Monroe flick. I also think that The Bicycle Thief is one of the best films of all time. But don't get your panties in a bunch if I did not find The Host that good. Not everything you like has to be loved by all or your stupid. As far as talky flicks go, I enjoyed Attack the Gas Station, which is Korean as well, which was filled with nothing but talk, flash backs, and a watered down fight at the end. Your argument is invalid my friend.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    SPOILER: In the sequel, the monster is killed by...

    by Joe Cranford

    The same bakers union that killed The Hostess.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    I'm with Darth Macchio on this

    by Humie Bubbie

    Anytime I've been in a near-miss car accident, everyone in the car didn't even realize what was happening until it was done. Even after the fact some of what you saw makes no sense. Humans are wired for predictability. Though in this case, isn't this the same family from the first film, and therefore wouldn't they be prepared for the giant river monster?

  • already loving this movie

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I'm usually stuck like a deer in headlights whenever I see dem tittays.

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    This is clearly a total rip-off of...

    by buggerbugger

    ...'The Hitcher', but with a giant sea monster with no hind legs in the Rutger Hauer role!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Jodeo

    by grassh0pperunit

    Nice! www.nonipplesonthesuit.com

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    So glad this is being made. Absolutely loved the first one.

    by angry kitty

    That initial rampage across the park, in broad daylight? Superb. And, the extra bonus - all the idiots who may mistake this for th Stephanie Meyer movie. They will be traumatized. And it will bring me great joy.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Looks flippin' sweet to me!

    by coosawatchie

    That sequence did a good job of building tension. Also, the cinematography was a whole lot better than I expected. Setting it in broad daylight made it even more intense.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' A!

    by Darren

    Hope the rest of the movie lives up to that clip!

  • Seriously, you should hate yourself for not loving this movie. On a side note, evolution had nothing to do with it. You can actually see the Host as a wriggling worm in the background of a news report and there's a deleted scene showing the same worm. This monster was produced by toxic waste dumped in one of the earlier scenes.

  • Too much "everything wagging back and forth" shit. Phil Tippet would keep that garbage in check.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Stops the movie in its tracks.

    by ZOMBRE

    Looks cool and beautifully animated. But looks like 2 different movies sandwiched together. The end of this clip proves that. But yeah. The immersive qualities of a good movie is usually halted by cgi for me.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Visually it looked good but....

    by hopeless

    Come on! You telling me if someone see's a monster climb on the road and attack a car that they will still keep driving right at it? And the boy running ruined it for me. He looked like he was having fun and trying not to smile!

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Yes...

    by John Ary

    I would like to watch that movie very very much.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    You guys really think that's awesome??

    by Playkins

    I think it looks B-grade, at best. Like something from "Outlander" or "Predators". The Super 8 alien had it all over this thing and you guys all bagged on that.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Just to support my opinion:

    by Playkins

    I can't stand it when someone just says "this sucks". The tracking was bad, I don't think it moved in a believable way, the lighting was bad, and the creature look monotone and uninteresting.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Anyone else expect Bond to drop in and straighten his cuff?

    by Nocturnaloner

    After the back of the vehicle was torn away? Just me? Anyway, The Host had some cool things about it, but I went in a little over-hyped, and came out a little underwhelmed.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Is this a Whedon project about the green demon from Buffy?

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Fuckin stupid

    by Dkev00

    Let me know when you have some actual news.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I'm looking for the monster from the Han river....

    by Seph_J

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L8E1gOT09s

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    The last slo-mo shot looked cool but...

    by Cruzboy

    the CGI looked a bit dodgy in the other scenes. I saw the first one and remember it was enjoyable enough. Totally forgot about it after I left the cinema though. Definitely not the masterpiece of monster flicks that people tried to make out. Ill check this out when it goes to dvd.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    A lot of arm chair directors on here

    by IAmLegolas

    I'm looking forward to your next movie.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Who's next movie? I don't think most directors sit around...

    by MovieManStill

    ...reading this site, as much as some would like to think. It's courted when it's useful, and ignored otherwise (by the industry).

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    different director? no kang ho song? fuck this.

    by compn

    the director and actors are what made the first film. cgi was badass too but without all that i'm guessing this will be another 'sector 7' (which was REALLY REALLY BAD). <p> ok, maybe i'll see it if the same composer works on the soundtrack. that soundtrack is really nice.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I've seen enough hentai to know where this going.

    by DickBallsworth

    Yes.

  • I do agree the Macchio's points to an extent. Many people would stand in harm's way...dumbfounded. On the other hand, sometimes reflexes and instinct does register and take over in danger very quickly and it can most certainly be trained...especially in martial arts. It's 50/50 really. The more you train yourself to face dangerous situations...the easier it is for you to adapt when the time comes. Just have to hope that in the event something bad occurs, you can snap to attention quickly enough to escape. By the way, everytime i see something about Andrew Niccol's upcoming The Host...written by the Twilight writer (?) i keep thinking its about this Korean film series. Wonder if anyone else will get these confused.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    REACTION TO MONSTER WHILE DRIVING TOWARDS IT:

    by Cheif Brody

    Completely believable. The monster caught driver's attention...his mind is processing this new info while moving forward at 55mph...Fast as the mind is...putting this beast in context of reality would take a while. 1 + 1 is equaling 3 at that moment...which is passing by at 55mph. "Hmmm...Large beast...on embankment...ok...weird...but, ok....Uh oh!...Weird beast jumps onto road and is now right in front of me...moving fast right at me. This...may get..." Too late. <p> The driver doesn't recognize the imminent threat to life until it's much to late to stop and reverse direction. He wasn't continuing to drive towards the monster on purpose...he was on auto pilot...trying to sort it out. <p> Go to YouTube and search Monster Truck goes into Crowd. Watch the people the truck crushes in the front row. They are there to enjoy a monster truck show...there are walls and fences in place to protect them...there is no fear of imminent death until it's too late to react. Many are crushed to death while standing in place...still processing what's happening. <p> Same thing with Air Shows...You're never expecting to die at an air show. It's expected that it's a safe, controlled environment. Until this happens: <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thd7ZqjclZE&feature=related <p> Had the driver immediately slammed on the brakes and pointed at the monster...The next words out of his mouth I would expect him to yell back to those kids is: "Oh No! Godzirra!". For me, The way the driver reacted... made the cgi monster and the scene even more believable.

  • People are conditioned to slam on the brakes when something moves in their path on a road. It's instinctive. You're driving, something enters the road - bam! Foot on the brake.</p> </p> Heck, given the distance from which the creature is first seen, you would slow right down/stop, so you could do some rubbernecking. This is compounded by the fact that there are car accidents occurring in their path. You don't drive around car accidents. You stop.</p> </p> On a different note... one of MY biggest bugbears in films is cars not slowing down when shit goes down on a road. Watch any film in which a character steps onto a street and there will be a full sustained minute in which speeding cars swerve and narrowly avoid them, then continue speeding onwards. One or two cars, I could buy, but after the first cars slam their brakes to avoid the character on the road, all subsequent cars would also slow to a stop.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by Michael Thompson

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Darth and the Cheif are right, happy you're wrong

    by fabiodeniro

    The pacing, setting and gradual emergence of the creature makes this a great scene. If the brain cannot process the information around it, the stunned mullet scenario is totally realistic. Sometimes it's the little things. I'm sure in 50% of the situations the driver would break, which is a cliche in itself. And in the other 50%, this happens. Believable enough for me.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Also..

    by fabiodeniro

    I like the concept of a retarded/drunk/evolving creature. If you watch the clip after the clip, this looks like really good CGI mixed with really good live action.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I dunno...

    by Happyfat73

    I buy the stunned mullet scenario in an everyday scenario... but when you are driving, you are in a state of awareness (or should be), that is receptive to responding to unexpected events. Furthermore, that he keeps driving with the thing on the roof also doesn't feel authentic, you'd definitely have hit the brakes by then.

  • Idiots only in the sense that they're projecting their own views of how THEY *want* to act in such a situation, even though it defies real-world examples.

  • Not everyone is in the same state of awareness on the road. Otherwise, there wouldn't be so many accidents as a result of texting or sleeping or radio-fiddling, etc etc etc.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Clumsy is the new scary?

    by Scott

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 3:40 a.m. CST

    saw the host

    by emeraldboy

    after the film was all hyped up on this site.

  • Godzilla still king.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Shrug

    by thommcg

    The first started alright and went downhill. Not expecting much more from this either. It's neat they're going full visibility but that seems to be the only card they have to play... and I already saw that in the first. I'm sorry, I preferred Cloverfields gigantic clumsily destructive monster to The Hosts clumsy puppy act -_-

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    darth macchio and d.vader? I agree to an extent

    by Monroville

    Yeah, I've seen a few of those BANNED IN AMERICA tapes where what you're saying happens: people sometimes even WALK right into a moving train, fer chrisakes. But this is a bit different. It is not as if the monster dropped from the cliff above right on top of them. If anything, the normal human reaction would be: slow down to get a better look, you see it climb on top and attack the first grey car, whereupon you now have had a good second or two to get collected, you put it in reverse and drive away, plus or minus the "slamming your foot on the accelerator" bit. For him to SLOWLY drive through the scene while having plenty of time to see what was going to happen is what is stupid, not to mention: why is the monster completely ignoring ALL other vehicles and focusing on theirs? Is it because that's the one with the camera crew and the monster is an attention whore? I also had a problem with the kids at the end. Is it too much to ask a kid to run at breakneck speeds as fast as they can? They're both doing the diminutive "asian girl" run. Also also, why does it take so long for dad to stop his frikken vehicle? He KNOWS the thing is tearing the truck apart, and the moment he sees daylight and the kids pulling away you'd think he would hit those brakes and start backing up. Instead, he leaves a football field sized distance for the kids to make up on foot. These kind of scares can be extremely effective, but you can't make it so obvious that the victims never had a chance to begin with for it to work. Hell, I was half expecting something like POLICE SQUAD, where as the monster is tearing into the truck to get at the 2 kids, a school bus goes by (and the monster ignores it), then an ice cream truck and then an open air tour bus. Nope, gonna get me a couple a asian kids! SCREW the easy targets the camera is not following!

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Dr.Strangelove: wouldn't that be "Monkey-Fish-Frog"?

    by Monroville

    But will there be a scene where it humps a squirrel monkey and creates mankind?

  • M.ullet A.sian D.ad sees M.onkey-F.ish-F.rog climbing up road cliff. Slows down to "rubberneck" and get a better look. M.F.F. attacks the first grey vehicle, giving M.A.D. time to go "Oh shit!" He proceeds to hit it in reverse and BAM! Rear ended by 2nd rubbernecker, whereupon M.A.D. leans out of windows and says (in korean) "Hey! What the fuck are you doing?!" 2nd Korean driver says (in korean): "I didn't see you! I was looking at M.F.F.!" M.A.D. turns around, camera focuses from him to M.F.F., which is now running towards his vehicle. M.A.D. has look of sheer horror, as he can't back up or drive forward, so he scrunches his face into a Sammo Hung "please don't hurt me!" mode, where we get a nice shot looking up out of the driver window showing M.F.F. leaping over his vehicle (Mike Myers style in the first 1978 HALLOWEEN at the mental institution. You know the scene I'm talking about). M.F.F. leaps over M.A.D.'s vehicle and right into 2nd korean dude's, right through his windshield and starts eating him. Dad sees this in side view mirror, looks forward and hits the gas. M.F.F. hears noise and proceeds to chase, whereupon M.A.D. has to drive through wreckage and corpses of victims from the previous 2 vehicles that were first attacked. No other vehicle other than his truck and preview continues on as previously seen, with the exception that the dad immediately screeches to a stop when the roof and kids are torn away, and you see him backing up in slow-motion towards the kids to try and save them. Now see? It wouldn't have been that hard to do.

  • Have the dad going in reverse (maybe not "flat out", but still moving at a good speed to close the distance).. he looks over his shoulder just in time to see that the boy is too close and he accidentally backs right over him. He then looks out the back of his truck to see the 2nd guy reaching out to the girl, grabs her hand... just as she is grabbed and both of them are wrenched away.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    greenscreen work is outstanding!

    by Barnald

  • You can call me an idiot all you want, I'm sorry, I don't buy that explanation from what I see in that clip. It's clear what we see, the van is going slow, and it's not an obstructed view like the monster in Cloverfield. It's the job of the director to not make me question why a character does something. It's cool if you don't agree with me, but I don't buy Macchio's scientific explanation of brain processing. I agree more with Happy, I seriously doubt the average Joe would've kept driving based on what I saw in the clip. Having said that, I won't write this movie off until I see it. I just didn't like the clip.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    @D Vader by the way, freaking AICN!!!

    by notcher

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    The only way we're going to settle this argument is to pick a representative selection of mullet asian dads. Secretly film them. Next we spring a gigantic fake monster out onto the road in front of them. Finally we measure their reaction time. Sure, a few of the mullet asian dads may swerve off the road and die as a result of the experiment but I say it's the only way to be sure.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Looks retarded.

    by syn_flood

    Just like the first one.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    can't get behind that creature

    by nametaken

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    ....

    by JamesT

    Wake me up when this thing battles Sharktopus.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    the first was an interesting here is what happens

    by popboy

    wnen the us dumps toxic crap into the south Korean sea. its partially based on a true story. The movie gets bogged down in an utterly tedious sub plot which had something to do with the South Korean Government chasing stolen ID and that killed the movie. Monster was good and the idea of linking the monster to the girl was interesting. I think the creature Died. in the original movie.

  • I was a bit Thanksgiving Eve drunkle. My bad. Sorry!

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    All the expert psychologists here.

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    By any rationale the scene was not convincing. Timing and body language did not sell it. Someone brought up phone fiddling and other such distractions? Of course you're not going to be able to evade something you didn't see coming. That's not what is happening in that scene though. Motherfucker is staring at it for a good minute, not to mention they don't appear to be driving very fast.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    MORE THAN ANYTHING...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...I wish people would read the list of comments before adding their own, as more often than not the points/whines are just repeats of what others have said above. Mind you, I doubt most of the windowlickers on here have the attention span or even CARE about saying something original.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    reaction time is what it boils down to

    by werewolfbynight

    I f you only have a few seconds too respond. you are probably dead. If you have thirty seconds to respond and make a hasty decision, maybe you will survive. I I guess what they need is cgi cannon fodder. Lets bring back the emancipation proclamation for cgi characters.

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    blooper!?

    by TRON

    Apparently the camper the children get out of changes view as the children are running from the creature.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Wonder if Song Kangho will be in it...

    by cromulent

    What am I saying. Of course he will, he's like in every korean movie! anyways it looks fun

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    We don't know what "incredible" means, do we?

    by Gabe Athouse

    Hint: it doesn't mean "really great."

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    It's sloppy as a drunken vagina..

    by seansarto

    The first HOST didn't impress me all that much..

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    I'll wait for the remake with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    by Fries Against

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I remember when....

    by Bob

    ...they did such a shitty job on shitty US Godzilla. All the scenes of GINO take place at night, or in the rain & mist, so as to cover up how crappy the effects were. This daytime rampaging beast looks pretty cool. But if it's The Host Redux, I'll pass. That movie had the worst pacing, and plot holes. Too bad too, because the trailer was made it look slick.

  • Half of the directors I love don't even get wide releases anymore! Whatever is the most loud and obnoxious, THAT'S what they promote. Why? Because kids are so stupid it seems that only loud and obnoxious crap makes them look up from their txting device! All they go to films for are snippets they can text about anyhow... Like a Cliff's note's version of the film. It's just like what they call music today... Everyone is a "performer", not a musician. None of them even play instruments. But hey.... They are LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS AND DEMAND ATTENTION!!! So they win American Idol or whatever doing some stupid lame ass high school quality stunt-show schtick and people are all lined up to blow them. If you're really an artist, you don't do any of this. You work quietly on a project you're passionate about and you don't cut corners. You have STANDARDS, something I don't see any so-called film makers having today... It's just sad... So sad how bad things are anymore...

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    to those complaining about the monster

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    It's not an evolved species. If you saw the movie, you'd know it's a mutant from chemical dumping, which is why it looks unwieldy and random. It's not fucking Alien.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    by Tabby

    You people are ridiculous. He was NOT driving towards the monster for awhile after seeing it. The first one to see it and gawk was the PASSENGER leaning out of the window. By the time the driver saw it, it was attacking the other car and galloping at full speed towards him. There was pretty much no time for anything except to register shock. And the people who find it boring, meh that's just different tastes I guess. It's fine if you don't like quirky drama and character development with your smash 'em bash 'em monster movies. It's all good. Stick to the full throttle action movies where you don't spend time with the people at all. But it's like the equivalent of calling 'Jaws' boring because it has talking bits.

  • The movie's called 'Host 2'. If they made the monster all different, it'd be called a different movie. SAME SPECIES as the first monster, thus a sequel.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Korea is fast becoming the epicentre of the film world

    by Seth Gecko

    Absolute geniuses work in the Korean film industry. I SAW THE DEVIL is the most awesome crime thriller ever to come out of Korea. Utterly riveting revenge based morality tale which makes Se7en look like a Disney movie. Kim Ji Woon has made some exceptional movies. The Quiet Family is a very black comedy everyone should check out.