The Host is terrible

By shadwb
Written April 07, 2013
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.
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I am glad I went but it was lacking....

By ibmisspeppermint
Written July 01, 2015
I was really rooting for this movie as I really enjoyed the book. I was hoping the author would write more because the book was left open ended. I really hope this movie does not squash that - I think it might sadly. I went with a friend who had not read the book yet so it was interesting to get her take and she enjoyed the movie. There were pockets of teens that would squeal with laughter in some points and I found myself unfortunately chuckling at moments that there shouldn't be a chuckle. There were some enjoyable relationships that understandably had to be removed from the book's story line to adapt it to the movie but I was disappointed that the relationship between Wanda & Ian was not believable. There were quite a few leaps that were in the movie that were not very believable, especially for those who did not read the book. I did like the last 40 mins of the movie though and do hope SM will write another in this series. Sadly, this movie won't be around long.
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well its a step up from the last few twlight moives.

By mulark66
Written July 04, 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
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Adapation removes moral issues from book

By Invegat
Written April 21, 2015
The parasite watches a man die a horrible death from cancer in the book rather than acknowledge that she can easily steal the cure: totally removed from movie The parasite watches her kind and their human hosts die rather than show how to safely remove parasites from humans: vaguely hinted at in the movie, no development of the moral issue. Big part why is a commercial success is setting up an ethical way for a middle aged man to have an underaged girlfriend.
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I wanted to...

By oceantrav
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.
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