Written August 31, 2015
I really enjoyed the story, and how it played out. I liked everything about it, it made you laugh, cry, hate, love and more. I really recommend it. But if you don't know the book it maybe a little hard to understand, or get into.
Written August 31, 2015
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!
Written March 29, 2013
...like this movie, but when you have a certain level of expectation in terms of plot and character depth you'll only be disappointed with the Twilitization of any sci-fi story. From the absolutely annoying human mind talking to the alien who possessed her body, to the huge holes in storyline, it just ended up being a photographic experience that would have best been seen in super-fast-forward.
Written September 17, 2014
I took a gaggle of giggle tweens to the premiere last night. That seems to be the demographic. The film itself is "meh" as a work of art. The scifi effects were surprisingly unimaginative. There was really no climax to the film, just lots of love triangle dabbling. I did not read the book, although my daughter loved it.
It is a pretty innocent film, although the previews that played before it were, in some cases, terrifying!
Thanks, Hollywood, for another try. This time it probably meets the mark for the maturing Beiber set. Only.
Written December 25, 2014
I read the host awhile ago but from what i can remember it followed the book very well. And it is not very often that I can say the movie was exactly what i pictured when i was reading! To everyone that has read the book you must go see it!!!!!!!! For people that have not read the book, you will probably just say its an ok movie