Written October 02, 2014
I did not hate this movie as much as I should have, but I am definitely not its target audience. The film starts out as a decent sci-fi thriller, but Stephenie Meyer robs the momentum of her story by having the body consist of a teen romance-drama that unfolds mostly inside a giant cave. Meyer does find a convoluted , yet intriguing, way to shoehorn the mandatory youth love triangle into the mix. The snail pacing of the majority of this film makes it somewhat tedious to sit through.
However, Saoirse Ronan is a talented and winsome actress. She's not given too much to work with, but she does make her scenes watchable. Diane Kruger appears to have a little more fun than everyone else playing the ruthless "seeker" villain. And director Andrew Niccol's colorful expansive scenic cinematography keeps things visually interesting.
I also now covet an all-chrome Lotus Evora. Kudos to the film's product placement managers!
Written October 01, 2014
I diligently plugged my way through the book and actually came to feel for the characters, even though her writing is mediocre, at best. I saw the movie with some girlfriends and was very disappointed. Not only did they change a lot of the plot, the stuff they changed was actually worse than the book. Casting was horrible. I literally dosed off within the first 10 minutes and then had a hard time keeping my eyes open through the rest of the movie. The transitions from one scene to the other were so choppy and abrupt. To sum up, I left thinking "we'll, that is 2 hours of my life I'll never get back."
Written March 30, 2013
The movie was exactly as I had imagined it would be. It was "spot on" with the vision of the book. I very much enjoyed the movie and felt a real connection to the characters. Uncle Jeb was perfectly played by William Hurt. Stephanie Meyer finds a way to make what should be the bad guy a sympathetic figure, not only the main character, but the "souls" in general. Not much more I can say. My absolute highest recommendations for this movie.
Written July 28, 2014
if at best this is a science fiction movie that not everyone will like but compared to twilight its not that bad. if fact i would also say some people who see this will absolutely miss the point in what going on in this movie. it all depends on your attention span. in a way i rather see this as a tv series then a movie.
Written August 22, 2014
I read the host awhile ago but from what i can remember it followed the book very well. And it is not very often that I can say the movie was exactly what i pictured when i was reading! To everyone that has read the book you must go see it!!!!!!!! For people that have not read the book, you will probably just say its an ok movie