Written March 30, 2013
This was the worst movie I have seen in a while, but it was worth every penny mostly because I was cracking up for the duration of the movie. Every attempt by this movie to be an actual love story is thwarted by the ridiculous premise of two guys falling in love with two girls inhabiting a single body. Only Stephanie Meyer can complicate a love triangle by giving one of the characters a voice in her head that has different feelings and is prone to violent outbursts. The action was actually done quite well and the side of the plot involving the Seekers vs. Humans has great potential, but every time the movie kicks to the love story, the repressed giggling came back. The internal dialogue of Mel/Wanda just adds to the ridiculousness, especially when Mel is third wheeling in a conversation Wanda is having. There's a great action movie buried somewhere, but it's smothered by a ridiculous love story, bad cinematography, and horrible acting. Strangely though, had a great time.
Written April 11, 2013
I had read the book and the movie followed the book very well, although it was slow in some spots. I think that it might be a little odd if someone had not read the book.
Written March 29, 2013
I've not read the book, Yet, but I just loved, loved the movie. Read other reviews, and it says it follows the book, so I'm great for that! I really enjoyed it. Actors were good. It had its funny comments/moments. Got see it! You won't be disappointed. And Love triangle. I will go see it again! :)
Written April 01, 2013
we were so excited to see The Host. and so happy that the film followed the book. there was a bit of difference, but they made it work!!!
Written March 31, 2013
I will admit, I'm not in the demographic this movie is going for...especially if I consider myself in the demographic of people who actually go to the movies to see a well thought out, entertaining story. The movie is over 2 hours long, and every five minutes I managed to convince myself it was going to pick up at any moment. The plot was monotonous and stagnant, each scene feeling as if it was stuck in a melodramatic loop. The transitions were horrid, and the dialogue turned the movie into an unintentional comedy much of the time. At one point, I thought it may have been just my non-understanding of a book that was written for teenage girls, and I was accepting of that, however, the teenage girls in front of me continuously made fun of the characters, dialogue and situations, to a point where I didn't even care they were talking. I have so much more to say, and not enough characters to say it in. Bottom line, if you're a kid, or an adult, you're wasting your money on this movie.