Written July 01, 2016
For a person who has not read the book or for that matter any of Stephanie Meyer's book, I totally enjoyed this movie. The actors were convincing and the scenery was spectacular. Although the idea of being taken over is not new this was treated quite interestingly.
Written October 13, 2015
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 April 30, 2016
A decent movie to burn 2 hours in. Not a really fast paced movie and is completely different than the book. If you only like shoot-em-up's don't waste your time. If you enjoy a decent story, give it a shot.
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 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!