Written May 03, 2016
Spending a few minutes writing a review on this movie is already giving this movie too much credit. But I will do it for the greater-good.
I didn't know anything about this movie going into it (saw it with my girlfriend who wanted to see it) and I walked out glad I was never invested in the story or else I would have been extremely disappointed.
The only way this movie could be justifiable is if it was a made-for-TV movie that only played once on the SyFy channel on a Friday night.
Written June 01, 2016
We really enjoyed this movie. It was not what we were expecting so we were completely surprise out how the movie played out. Thought it would be more outragious but turned out to be well played and a thought out. Would highly recommend to go and see it.
Written June 27, 2016
I might have liked this movie if I hadn't read the book first but having read it I can't help but feel a little cheated. I know it is impossible to translate everything from a book to a movie in a limited time span but they left out some of the most important parts. Many of the important characters in the book were not even mentioned in the movie, or were barely there. The whole point of the book was how Wanderer comes to love these humans and adopts them as her family even if it means turning on her own kind. They didn't express that at all in the movie. Also, they did not show the passage of time well. One minute Ian is choking Wanderer and the next he's like, "Ah, maybe she's alright." It doesn't show anything in between, and that is just one example. The book took place over the span of about a year but the movie could have taken place over two days for all I know. It just wasn't thought out very well and it didn't do the book justice.
Written July 29, 2016
This was an excellent movie! I think that the movie did a great job of bringing the book to life--perhaps even better than the Twilight movies did, especially considering how much of the "action" in The Host occurs in the Melanie/Wanderer's head. Loved it!!
Written July 29, 2015
its not a bad film if you can leave your logic hat in car. in many way i relate this film with the movie gamer. like gamer it had some really funny moments for an action flick. i giggle at the line "kiss me like you want to get slapped."
its an underused idea in some way the possession alien is the star of the film for once and not a fav baddy (the borg) or a side bit (stargate). however the tringle romance (alien likes one boy and the girl like another boy) is kind of cheap but makes for most of comic fill of this movie. the idea is cool but i the ending makes this film go from so-so joke about in the theater movie into something that you can honestly enjoy. even if a lot loopy ideas pop in and its starts to edge on plot hole city. the cgi is cool and the feel looks is a little like the movie In Time. (far warning lots of shinny stuff.) PS acting was so-so to flat out bad. leads are ok but sides are not. the little kid and the 2 lovers need help. 7/10