When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
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What a thoroughly boring movie. Most of the characters are bland and underdeveloped, most of the plot meanders inside a vacuum, and the story doesn't make an effective case for why humanity should retain custody of the Earth. Simply atrocious.
I realized Andrew Niccol really likes sci-fi dramas. Much like "Gattaca" and "In Time" he likes to showcase fresh concepts.. at least he tries. "The Host" wasn't disappointing like what others say. Though the echoing voice of Saoirse Ronan's sub-conscience character could have been presented better, in a less clichéd way. I wanna say, some romance scenes didn't even feel necessary. Nevertheless, this was a good film.
There are aspects of this film that are clunky and cheesy. The romance angle especially feels forced. However, I still like the film overall. As with nearly all Andrew Niccol movies, 'The Host' has some very interesting sci-fi ideas to chew on. It's not on the level of 'Gattaca' or 'The Truman Show', but it's still a good movie if you're willing to forgive some of the surface flaws and give it a chance.
A pretty good book becomes a pretty damn awful movie, sunk by the decision to excise 70 percent of the book's content, and Saorise Ronan's grating, high-pitched voice-over whine. "Hey! Don't do that! Hey! Listen! Hey, that's my friend! HEY! HEY! HEY!" Shut up already. The remaining shreds of plot make no sense unless you've read book (and even then...) and the actors don't care. A disaster.