The Host

The Host

DVD - 2013
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When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans' bodies and erasing their minds, a young woman risks everything to protect the people she cares about most.

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sunnyfeline
Jun 26, 2017

I went back to watch this again after finishing Stephanie Meyer's book, "The Host." I was really disappointed to see how this movie lacked depth with the characters. The film rushed and/or skipped over some important things that made the book enjoyable and good. If the director and writer(s) were worried about having too much to put into a 2-hour long movie, maybe they should've just split it up into two different movies. That would've made it much better if they gave it more time with getting to know the characters and follow the book more closely. I was also surprised to see how many of the movie characters didn't resemble the book characters. For example, Ian appears to be slender and average height in this movie. Also pretty young, almost as if he was a teenager. In the book, he's huge with some muscle and older (like his brother Kyle). That threw me off a bit and it was hard for me to enjoy it plus the other issues mentioned above in my review.

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quelab
Mar 14, 2017

enjoyed it, my husband also said a lot of negative comments in the beginning of the movies, as other people in the comments. however by the end of the movie we were both into the plot. I enjoyed it, because its reality to the fact that earth, humans are almost always driven to the point to kill each other and even our planet. I believe it was a lot of morals and good things to take from the movie. I could see technology advancing as far as the health care in this movie, it was really cool to see that. in my opinion personally this was the best extraterrestrial alien like movie that caught my eye.

Aka_Aka_Aka Oct 24, 2016

Hideous garbage for non-thinkers.

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smarjano
Jul 01, 2016

Teen-oriented variant of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" for the positive-thinking, optimistic new millenium. The best feature of this movie are the futuristic sets and costumes, which create a real sense of menace, which in turn is completely undone by the inane scenes in the hideout. For the real tension, see the 1956 or the 1978 above-mentioned movie or the 1975 "The Stepford Wives" (not the watered-down later versions).

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Furryball211
Feb 24, 2016

I love this movie.

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Mr_Static
Sep 12, 2015

Way too much romance/Drama
Honestly this had barely any action which was what I was hopeing for I mean movie would be 100% good for me if not all the kissing and Drama which made it a 67% but other than that good movie!

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marx_bro
Apr 14, 2015

Lamage. But, maybe, because I never "got" the Twilight series either?

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jds1
Mar 11, 2015

Very good Sci-fi movie.Touching story. A gentle moral to the story as well. I do like Saoirse Ronan and I enjoy the characters she plays. A good watch for anyone.

LindaHolland Oct 14, 2014

Might be good if you're a 12-year old girl, but I gave up after about 15 minutes of it.

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courtney92_0
Oct 14, 2014

I think many people have missed the concepts of this movie. Like how we all take our easy everyday lives for granted. Even the lack of appreciation for how terrific it is to be human, to be in the body we currently occupy. To feel the things we feel and to know what we know. To be able to experience such wonderful passion and most of all, Love.
Even my boyfriend enjoyed the love scenes. If everyone got over their controlling ego's than they'd be able to look past the label of 'sappy crap' and see the beauty of it all.
And I think the cast was perfect. Just the shape of their faces suited the characters.
The movie did a great job in recreating the book. Yes it's not exact, but that's not logical to do. They have to work everything in a time frame of a movie, otherwise it would go on forever.
Don't go into this movie with a pre-emptive judgeful mindset. You'll only hurt yourself.
And for all those people bitching about this movie, I'd suggest researching on google 'Ego and Spiritual Awakening', particularly through Eckhart Tolle's teachings. You guys sound heavily burdened by it, which is making you miss out on a lot of beauty within life.

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Mr_Static
Sep 12, 2015

Mr_Static thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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courtney92_0
Oct 14, 2014

courtney92_0 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ManMachine
Jul 29, 2014

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courtney92_0
Oct 14, 2014

“Body and soul. Two different things”
― Stephenie Meyer, The Host

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ManMachine
Jul 29, 2014

It really killed me when Wanda, so admiringly, told Melanie "You are the purest soul I ever met." (Ha! Spare me!)

aaa5756 Nov 14, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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Mr_Static
Sep 12, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of kissing just saying incase parents you know dont want kids to see that

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