Written April 25, 2015
Where as the movie "In Time" succeeds in its clever use of language & banter between characters, The Host fails. I was so hoping this movie was going to be great. Instead I got a bit of excitement, heartfelt romance & intrigue, & a bit of annoyance by the film's attempt to be cute & funny at times. Inconsistent in it efforts at believable rapport between characters as they were put into "role play" I did enjoy the internal conflict between Wanda & Meg. Saoirse Ronan captured the role in a delicate & touching manner. The human element was presented in a believable way. I think the film was made more for the Hunger Games generation. I could have done without a lot of the "inner voice" at times, as emotions & concerns were obvious during certain scenes The inner voice could have been toned down a bit, was actually comical at times when the Film was obviously trying to be serious & somber. I really wish they had spent a little more effort & time giving The Host a little more substance. C
Written October 13, 2015
It seemed like they were in too much of a hurry to get through the story. The acting was only so so. The script wasn't very good. I really liked the last trailer they made, but it set me up for disappointment in the end. Mostly it was PG except for one scene which I think should not have made it into the movie. It was not in the book either anyway. Disney probably could have made two or three good movies from the book.
Loved the book. Movie was okay, I guess.
Critic Reviews were not very helpful either. Just a lot of derogatory nonsense.
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 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 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.