The Host has no reason to boast

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Host, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt, is a science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the ever-so-popular Twilight Saga. The film takes place in a future where an alien race has invaded Earth and has possessed the bodies and minds of all of the humans. Only a fraction of the human population remain free and they have to run and hide from the “seekers” that are hunting them down one by one. Ronan plays one of the few humans that have escaped being possessed, but she sacrifices herself for her loved ones. The seekers think that she will lead them to the remaining free-bodied humans, but little do they know that Ronan is still able to influence the alien that is possessing her. The acting in this film is mediocre at best. Ronan pulls off her character well, but the other characters lack depth and connection to the audience. The plot is creative and has promise, but it’s poorly written and doesn’t keep you engaged. The film has a 9% rating on rottentomatoes, the popular movie rating website, which is a little harsh, but not surprising. This is the kind of movie you should watch if you’re in the mood for a cheesy chick flick. It is not the type of movie you should pay for if you want to watch a good quality story that will keep you interested.

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