TURD ALERT! TURD ALERT! TURD ALERT! The Host is a new film from the mind of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.
I contemplated how I wanted to start this preview for a while, and I thought TURD ALERT was the most honest approach.
So, The Host is set in a world where aliens have taken over the minds of all humans and control them. There is no war or anger anymore, but also no freedom. One spirited young woman is able to resist her alien host enough to get the host to allow them to embark on a journey together to help the girl find her true love.
Holy crap. It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and a large pile of shit had a baby!
Andrew Niccol wrote the screenplay and is directing The Host, and as I said, it’s based on the novelby Stephenie Meye. Oddly, Niccol didn’t escape from a mental institution recently. He did write/direct Gattaca, which I like, and In Time, which I thought looked interesting but haven’t gotten around to watching yet.
This is just weird. He doesn’t seem like a total hack. He must have lost a bet.
March 29, 2013.
Saoirse Ronan … Melanie Stryder
Diane Kruger … The Seeker
Jake Abel … Ian O’Shea
William Hurt … Jeb Stryder
Frances Fisher … Maggie Stryder
Max Irons … Jared Howe
Chandler Canterbury … Jamie Stryder
Boyd Holbrook … Kyle O’Shea
I suppose it’s good that it’s ripping off a classic like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
At the same time, IT’S STEPHENIE MEYER RIPPING OFF A GOOD MOVIE. Good lord, she’s already ruined vampires.
Please, no one tell her about Batman. Please.
I want to say that The Host will be horrible and make no money, but I think it’s more like that it’ll be horrible and make lots of money, which is worse.