History YMMV / TheHost

23rd Aug '16 7:07:05 AM Silverblade2
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* PuritySue: Wanderer; granted, she's not as egregious an example as [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]], but still. She's honest, sweet-natured, and gentle to a fault, and toward the end she has quite a circle of admirers amongst the human clan. Those who do not admire her either don't know her, or, like Maggie and Sharon, are described as shrewish and hateful. At the end, she even ''looks'' the part, and Doc comes dangerously close to pronouncing her TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.
** To be fair, though, the story is written from a first-person perspective. [[FridgeBrilliance Don't we all perceive people who are nice to us as better and more worthy of attention than people who aren't, regardless of circumstances?]]
** Which is why Melanie's perspective, for most of the story, is painfully overlooked. Maggie and Sharon are Melanie's aunt and cousin - maybe not as close family-wise as her brother, and definitely weird in some ways, but still family nonetheless. She knows much better than Wanda about their lives and personalities, and why they are bitter and hateful toward Souls. At the very least, she could have spoken up for them when Wanda made biased judgments about them. But Melanie hardly ever speaks up at all - and only when Jared is somehow involved. When somebody doesn't stick up for their own family in favor of the main character's point of view, there's a bit more than first-person bias going on.
* SciFiGhetto: [[http://www.amazon.com/Host-Novel-Stephenie-Meyer/dp/0316068047/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245547063&sr=8-1 As seen here]].
12th Jul '16 5:40:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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-->'''US Doctor trying to operate Gang-Du''': ''(in English)'' Jesus! Why didn't you report this to the police or the military? ''(the young Korean doctor continues to translate for Gang-du, who is staring in almost a childlike stupor of confusion)''

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-->'''US Doctor trying to operate Gang-Du''': ''(in English)'' Jesus! Why didn't you report this to the police or the military? ''(the young Korean doctor continues to translate for Gang-du, who is staring in almost a childlike stupor of confusion)''Gang-du.)''



-->'''Gang-du''': ''(sobbing, in Korean)'' Because nobody [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] listens to me! Please don't cut me off! My words are words too! Why don't you listen to my words?

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-->'''Gang-du''': ''(sobbing, in Korean)'' Because nobody [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] listens to me! ''(The Korean doctor translates into English)'' Please don't cut me off! My words are words too! Why don't you listen to my words?
12th Jul '16 5:18:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Gang-du could have escaped from the soldiers while he could but he got in quarantine a second time [[spoiler: trying to protect his father's body]].
23rd Jun '16 12:13:38 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** The scene where the family [[ImagineSpot imagines]] Hyun-seo is with them and they all feed her..

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** The scene where the family [[ImagineSpot imagines]] Hyun-seo is with them and they all feed her..her


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** Counts as a Heartwarming moment, but the desperate pleas of Hee-bong for Nam-il and Nam-joo to respect Gang-du more is quite heartbreaking.
** On that note, Gang-du's backstory. He used to seem really smart as a child, so smart that people would as him for directions, but the poor motherless boy, with a busy father, had to fend for himself and suffered from a lack of nutrition, which Hee-bong explains as to why Gang-du is slow-witted and falls asleep all the time.
4th Jun '16 6:46:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* FunnyMoments:
** It ends up in tragedy, but the all too human moment of a normal man thrust into the thick of danger... who promptly realizes he miscounted just how many shotgun shells remain in his gun.
** Se-joo asks Hyun-seo what she'd want to drink..
-->"Beer. A cold beer."
** The chase scene, due to its [[SoundtrackDissonance unfitting]] orchestral BGM.
*** When the gang gets away in their getaway car, [[OhCrap they realize that Nam-joo isn't in the car]]. They then find her walking towards the car at a horrendously slow pace.
** During the monster's first attack, we see a girl playing with a bobby pin [[SoundtrackDissonance listening to orchestral music on her headphones]] completely oblivious to the mayhem around her. When someone runs by, she turns around only to promptly get taken out by the monster.
** The Park family's mourning session over Hyun-seo turns into an over-the-top farce when they start wrestling each other and end up writhing on the ground, drawing everyone's attention.
** While the Park family is sheltering in the gymnasium, Gang-du scratches his genitals in his sleep.
** The first time Gang-du wields a sign is both funny and awe-inspiring.
** A black comedy moment; a bunch of fleeing citizens run into a food trailer to hide from the monster, and lock out a woman who is seconds too late. The monster then barrels towards them... only to run right past the woman and smash straight into the food trailer. LaserGuidedKarma indeed.
** A moment that's funny and poignant at the same time: On the family's way to find Hyun-seo and escape the doctors, Gang-du gets out of the van, and he starts running into the fumes as it drives in front of him. Hee-bong explains that he's trying to disinfect himself so he doesn't pass tje virus to anyone, especially not Hyun-seo when he finds her.
** The way everyone cowers on the floor after Gang-du makes his second break out of quarantine, and threatens to spread the virus to everyone. The moment he squirts a syringe full of his blood the doctors duck for cover.
4th Jun '16 6:42:19 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** While the Park family is sheltering in the gymnasium, Gang-du scratches his genitals in his sleep.
19th May '16 12:28:52 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** The Park family's mourning Hyun-seo, before it goes from sad to [[MoodWhiplash hilarious]]

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** The Park family's mourning Hyun-seo, before it goes from sad to [[MoodWhiplash hilarious]]hilarious]].
12th May '16 7:51:01 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Mr. Yoon's suicide is probably the bleakest opening to a horror movie ever.

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** Mr. Yoon's suicide is probably the bleakest opening to a horror movie ever.suicide. Need anything more be said?
12th May '16 7:50:39 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Mr. Yoon's suicide is probably the bleakest opening to a horror movie ever.
12th May '16 1:26:24 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** The Park family's mourning Hyun-seo, before it starts going into {{Narm}} territory.

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** The Park family's mourning Hyun-seo, before it starts going into {{Narm}} territory.goes from sad to [[MoodWhiplash hilarious]]
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