Three generations of a family run a poor old snack stand in the middle of a river park. After a giant monster attacks the banks of the city the youngest of the family is taken and thought for dead. The family is shipped off to a quarantine where they are tested and tested for potential diseases until the fathers cell phone rings and it's from his captured little girl who is trapped deep within the sewers of the city. The family must escape the quarantine after no one believes them and find there lost daughter.
This was an absolutely amazing movie. Taking a genre so far flushed down the toilet and rekindling it into a movie with so much depth and width that it will forever change Asian filmmaking.
When looking up The Host on imdb and under the category of genre you will see that the film covers almost every type known to man. Sometimes you laugh, cry, fear, love, hate, and cheer. The genres are unforced in the script and placed so carefully within the characters themselves that it marries perfectly with an Asian monster movie.
This was an amazing ride and I highly recommend. I give it the highest honor Shea can give.