The Host is the Best Monster Movie Since the Original King Kong…and Maybe Even Better Than That

The sequence in The Host takes place later in the film and by that point we’ve gotten to know the two main characters that are the focus of the chase sequence and therefore we are emotionally involved. What happens is not just punishing emotionally, but is directed exquisitely and actually manages to use slow motion to brilliant effect. (I think that may be the first time since Raging Bull that this happened.)