The Host

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Host
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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.
Title: The host
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Bonus features: deleted scenes; bringing The host to life; seeker PSA; feature commentary.
Originally released as part of a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating PG-13 for some sensuality and violence.
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Statement of Responsibility: Open Road presents in association with IAV International ; a Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures, Fickle Fish production ; produced by Nick Wechsler ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Andrew Niccol
Credits: Editor, Thomas J. Nordberg ; music, Antonio Pinto ; director of photography, Roberto Schaeffer.
Performers: Saoirse Ronan, Frances Fisher, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, Diane Kruger.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Drama. Biological invasions Drama. Betrayal Drama. Spirit possession Drama. Human-alien encounters Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Science fiction films.
Topical Term: Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Biological invasions
Spirit possession
Human-alien encounters
Publisher No: 61123847
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Oct 14, 2014
  • courtney92_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 14, 2014
  • Cheri_rishi rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The movie has been nothing like the book. Poor screenplay, dialogues and completely wrong cast chosen.

Aug 02, 2014
  • Janice21383 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I endorse Bazooka_Joe's review.

The author, Stephanie "Twilight" Meyer, says that The Host is science fiction for people who don't like science fiction. How true that is. Ms. Ronan gives an excellent performance under the circumstances, so there's that.

For a longer, scene by scene review, please see here: http://www.yourmoviesucks.org/2014/06/yms-host-part-1.html .

Jul 30, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I think this film should be re-titled "The Hostess" (The Hostess Twinkie, that is).

(Spoilers Ahead!)

From my perspective, The Host played out very much like a standard Made-For-TV movie. I think that this rather sloppy, Sci-Fi, soap opera actually might have benefited some from commercial breaks in order to help alleviate all of the insufferable monotony that prevailed throughout the whole clichéd ordeal.

This film (in a roundabout sort of way) was just a very silly and mega-shallow Romeo & Juliet story where, this time around, dear-Juliet had the advantage of a split-personality disorder. And this, of course, conveniently allowed her to juggle 2 pretty-boy Romeos without the baggage of guilt or the stigma of being looked upon as a two-timing slut.

If nothing else, The Host's most damaging mistake was to take all of its meaningless drivel way-way too seriously. This, in turn, caused the story's mighty solemn tone to backfire upon itself, thus rendering many of its straight-faced situations as being just laughable parodies of themselves.

The Alien-Souls (with their blind belief in their practise of kindness & love by all) were definitely one of this film's biggest and most hypocritical jokes of all.

As we all soon find out, these deluded ones were certainly just as prone to violence and murder as were the humans (not to mention that they were still polluting the environment with the continued use of motor vehicles).

About the only thing that truly impressed me about The Host was its undeniably awesome setting in New Mexico's vast desert wasteland.

Jul 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sweeter and more watchable than I thought it would be.

May 28, 2014
  • john_doh rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I kind of liked the aliens, but the love story was just too cheesy. Why not just take over dogs instead of people? Then everyone could be friends. Stupid aliens. If they had to be in charge being a dog or cat would been a much easier way to take over (at least in the USA).

May 05, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Goose bumps arose when the inner voice talked on the big screen. Never again please. Some chemistry were missing between the beautiful talented Saoirse Ronan and the male leads.

Mar 01, 2014
  • louv2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the book a lot, so was looking forward to the film. As others have said, it did drag. It also failed to show any chemistry between the 3 leads and that was crucial to making it work.

Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie, and was really involved in the story line. Hubby thought it was an awful movie.

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Oct 14, 2014
  • courtney92_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 29, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Oct 14, 2014
  • courtney92_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 29, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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

Nov 14, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

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