Written March 30, 2013
This is based on a book written by Stephenie Meyer [if her name sounds familiar , she wrote the 'Twilight' books] . The story takes place after an alien invasion has occurred . The aliens are called 'Souls' and they take over a human's body [kind of like in 'The Invasion of the Body Snatchers'] . Most of the planet has been taken over but there are a few survivors left in hiding . Saoirse is taken over at the beginning of the story but she puts up a fight [when she is talking out loud , it's the alien and when it's just the voice in her head it's Saoirse] . Diane plays a Seeker [kind of like a policeman for the aliens] that is after Saoirse . William plays Saoirse's uncle . Max and Jake play the love interest for Saoirse [Max likes the human part and Jake goes for the alien side] . I can see this becoming a new franchise for Stephenie .
It's rated "PG-13" for sexuality [no nudity] and violence and has a running time of 2 hours & 5 minutes .
I liked it and would buy it on DVD .
Written April 06, 2013
Honestly I can say I haven't read the book yet, so I can't compare it to that, but the movie on it's own was amazing. I loved the intensity of the double person/double love and the suspense of the whole conflict it self. This is a great movie and I recommend it for everyone.
Written April 08, 2013
I read the book before I saw this move and I'm glas I did. I took a friend with me who hadn't read the book and she kept asking me what stuff meant. I suppose you would get that with any book that's been made into a movie, but I think you really should read the book before seeing THIS movie in particular. Some of the acting was just ok, but overall I think a very elaborate plot was portrayed very well on the screen. Lead actress Saoirse Ronan did a stunning job playing essentially two characters. Max Irons and Jake Abel were great as the lead love interest and you could just tell there was chemistry between these three. So bottom line, I would recommend this to someone who has already read the book, just because you would understand the plot better and see how close it is to the book. I don't expect this to be anything as big and the Twilight books/movies were, but its a nice follow up from Stephene Meyer.
Written March 29, 2013
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 April 04, 2013
For a person who didn't read the book, I would rent this movie instead of going to see it in theaters. It's not something I would buy but, I would watch again with another friend. The timeline of the movie was different than I though it would which made it a little more intresting.