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Host, The (2013) Movie Information

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Saoirse Ronan
Jake Abel
William Hurt
Diane Kruger
Max Irons
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Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer, a parasitic invasion has left most of the population of earth as mindless bodies of alien host. Yet one girl, Melanie Stryder, will not submit to rule of her possesor, Wanderer, and infuses her own memories onto that of the alien. Both seek out Jared - a true human still in hiding - with both human and alien having a mutual yearning to find him. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 08/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I just found a movie that is worst then twilight. This movie was based of a book by the same writer of twilight and it really does show. The acting is awful and I never been bored in my whore life.

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Camper 06/30/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I didn't want to see it, I never read the book, and yet, someone forced me to see it in theaters. It was silly, cliche' and surprisingly dull seeing as the idea of an alien taking over your body should have been somewhat interesting. Oh, and the romance scenes were hilarious. So so ridiculous.

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Ryan Stephen M 04/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Pretty awful.

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02/11/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

I actually liked this teenage SF for chicks ...

Maybe it's just me or this damn hot weather that made me feel languid this week, but I thought this movie really wasn't that bad. The idea of ​​an alien civilization (Yep that's the SF part) invading earth and taking over human bodies to improve earth's environmental and social conditions by creating a healthier and more peaceful world, actually sounds both interesting and intriguing. There's also the struggle between Melanie and Wanda: it's a mental jousting in a way.
The acting was not of the highest level, but the scenery in the movie was exquisite. There are several movies that couldn't keep my attention. For once aliens weren't portrayed as being violent murderous creatures. This was confirmed when certain aliens remind Seeker Lacy she's a bit too obsessed in...

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06/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Host Just Scratches the Surface

Even though I knew this movie was based off the book by Stephanie Meyer, I was hoping it would avoid the pitfalls that made me avoid the Twilight franchise. For one thing, Saoirse Ronan is a terrific actress and I was hoping that she would be able to elevate the story beyond the mere tween romance angle. But despite the efforts all around, I just couldn't shake the feeling that, in the end, this was essentially Twilight with parasitic aliens instead of vampires and werewolves.

The concept behind the film is interesting - a group of planet-hopping parasitic beings take over the host body. In the case of humans, it makes their eyes shiny and their demeanor much better (the aliens never lie and are much more grounded). The bad thing is the human consciousness is still trapped inside and, ...

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04/23/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Another great from author Meyer

I know a lot of my male followers will condemn me for saluting author Stephanie Meyer however I cannot deny enjoying both her books and the big screen movie adaptations of them as well. Although not having read The Host this movie is no exception as it has originality qualities something that is lacking in film in this day and age.

The storyline is as follows; An alien species in the form of parasites have invaded earth and most of the human species eliminating any evil feelings of war, hatred you name has become for the first time peaceful. There are a few humans left that are hunted down by the 'Souls' and converted. A few of these humans led by Uncle Jeb Stryder (William Hurt) now have a rebellion against the alien souls and are fighting for what is rightfully theirs ...

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Something tells me as soon as Twilight was a hit, everything Stephanie Meyer's was involved in was optioned. Can't say the subject matter interests me a whole lot, but Saoirse Ronan has much more talent than Kristen Stewart, so at least casting wise they're off to a good start.

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I didn't know they were making this into a movie.  Great book hope it makes for a great movie!
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