Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 9% (Critics) / 54% (Audience)
Directed By: Andrew Niccol
Written By: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons and William Hurt
Studio: Open Road Films
Synopsis: 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. (Source)
I’ll let my zesty friend clue you in on whether there was anything good about THE HOST right after he takes a sip of his drink…take it away buddy:
Yeah, I came up with nothing too.
Would it be too harsh to say everything is bad about this movie? Turning Invasion of The Body Snatchers into some ABC Family channel teen romance was a lame idea; having the alien invaders do nothing but strut around in snazzy white suits or drive shiny sports cars did nothing to convince me that they were a true threat; having the bulk of the movie take place in leftover sets from Land of the Lost was asinine; having Saoirse Ronan talk to herself in every other scene while using some bizarre Southern accent that dropped and returned constantly was not entertaining.
These aliems were the most wishy washy invaders from another planet I have ever seen. They were somehow able to take over almost every human being on the planet yet when met with slight resistance from a couple Abercrombie & Fitch models they want to just live and let live. Buncha sissies.
Final Verdict: This was just a dreadfully boring and awful movie that failed as sci-fi, failed as a teen romance and failed as an action movie. I am still violently angry that I wasted over 2 hours of my life watching this dreck.