I meant to see The Host when it came out in March, but never got around to it. Redbox had it in on Tuesday, so I reserved my copy and sat down with Brooke to watch it!
I’m a bit ambivalent about this one. I really liked the concept, and I love Saoirse Ronan, but I’m not entirely sure about the rest of it. I think it was the love tri- (quad?) angle going on between the two guys (I don’t know one’s name, but the other I kept calling Luke because he was the same guy that played Luke in Percy Jackson as well as Adam in Supernatural), and the host Melanie and her “soul” Wanderer. It was just too much and too rushed for me to get attached or involved.
I guess that should really tip you off right there – I don’t even remember all of the characters’ names!
What I can say is that I really enjoyed how the “souls” were CGIed. They were so ethereal and stunning, like a vector created in photoshop. But… yeah, not much else to praise about this one!
I give it a 5/10, because it was good enough that I sat around for two hours to watch it, if only halfway paying attention.
Brooke isn’t home right now to give her opinion, but I can say that she kept griping throughout the movie because they changed a lot of the parts that were in the book. Apparently the adaptation wasn’t as shining as she had hoped! I haven’t read the book yet, so we’ll wait and see if my thoughts change after reading the book.