Written June 29, 2016
I liked the Host a lot. The cast was picked out very nicely. I would say that it is for adults and kids. It really kept to the book. Better then Twilight.
Written July 27, 2016
This is one of the worst movies I have seen in years. There are terrible messages to teens: you kiss me, no you kiss me, now both of your kiss me; look at the sperm-things coming out of my neck. Stephanie Meyer wrote this as an adult novel, and I assume that the morons in Hollywood wanted to soak the youth market, so they turned the film into drivel. The pace is painful, there is no real action, and the deep Mormon roots of the author come through as they did in the Twilight movies and books. I would like to have my money back.
Written September 04, 2015
This was a movie I enjoyed, one that told the story of The Host very creditably. I was impressed by the cast, particularly William Hurt, Frances Fisher and Saoirse Ronan. I loved the sets, especially their cave dwelling/hideout. I felt very satisfied with the movie...felt it was well edited, moved right along and did the story justice. I think people who read the book will enjoy the movie more than those who don't.
Written June 25, 2016
Honestly I can say I haven't read the book yet, so I can't compare it to that, but the movie on it's own was amazing. I loved the intensity of the double person/double love and the suspense of the whole conflict it self. This is a great movie and I recommend it for everyone.
Written June 24, 2016
I did not hate this movie as much as I should have, but I am definitely not its target audience. The film starts out as a decent sci-fi thriller, but Stephenie Meyer robs the momentum of her story by having the body consist of a teen romance-drama that unfolds mostly inside a giant cave. Meyer does find a convoluted , yet intriguing, way to shoehorn the mandatory youth love triangle into the mix. The snail pacing of the majority of this film makes it somewhat tedious to sit through.
However, Saoirse Ronan is a talented and winsome actress. She's not given too much to work with, but she does make her scenes watchable. Diane Kruger appears to have a little more fun than everyone else playing the ruthless "seeker" villain. And director Andrew Niccol's colorful expansive scenic cinematography keeps things visually interesting.
I also now covet an all-chrome Lotus Evora. Kudos to the film's product placement managers!