Title: The Host (2013) (A movie based on a novel written by Stephenie Meyer, for more information about the movie click the title)
Director/ Screenplay by: Andrew Niccol
Music: Antonio Pinto
Release Date: March 29, 2013
For more information about the book, visit the Goodreads page: The Host (Click title for Synopsis)
I attended an Open Road's advanced screening of The Host.
I was pretty excited to see The Host movie early, and after I watched the
trailer I had high hopes for the movie.
It’s not that it fell flat, but it was more of a satirical take on a
love story. Right away, the relationships
between the characters seemed to take the forefront in the movie. The plot follows Melanie, who after being
caught, is taken over by Wanderer, an alien.
Immediately there is trouble, which leads to Wanderer leaving the
comfort and safety of the city after a split-second decision. This decision takes the two on a journey. I liked that it dealt with things such as
self-discovery in a seemingly idealist, but totalitarian society. As well as what matters most like life, love,
friendship, and family. Melanie and
Wanderer also dealt with inner-conflicts that were often times at odds with
each other as the movie progressed.
Still, this was a Sci-Fi movie, as is evident by the aliens who were trying to take over mankind. Another thing that made this
movie different from the others was the premise of how the “souls” assimilated
into society. There were bits and pieces
of action placed throughout the movie, but I felt like the pace could have
been a little faster. There were also
light and humorous moments that filled some of the void. Overall, I liked the
movie and if there’s ever a sequel I might see it. I also look forward to reading the book
to see if some of the plot holes from the movie are explained.
What do you think? Do you plan on seeing the movie? If so, what are you looking forward to?