This past weekend, I saw The Host with my current roommate and tru luv, Claire. I went into it not really knowing what it was about, and the only thing I knew was that it was based on a Stephanie Meyer novel. Needless to say, I kind of expected it to suck majorly, but it wasn’t thatttt bad. There were a few parts that had Claire and I whispering “HA, GAYYY” under our breath but other than that, the story was actually interesting. It’s about a post-apocalyptic ish future Earth that has been taken over by another life form. These life forms inhabit the bodies of humans, and in the first few minutes of the film, we see one get placed in the body of young Melanie Stryder (played by Saoirse Ronan). However, Melanie’s soul stays alive within the body, so there are pretty much two competing minds inhabiting Melanie’s body: Wanderer, the alien who seeks out humans that have not yet been converted, and Melanie, one of the few humans left who needs to protect her brother and friends who are in hiding. Also Diane Kruger plays the badass head of the aliens.
It’s an okay movie, nothing special, but also not terrible. If you enjoyed Twilight or The Hunger Games you’d probably like this.