The Twilight films may be in the rearview mirror, but Stephenie Meyer, the author of the saga, takes another of her stories to the big screen with The Host.
The Twilight films may be in the rearview mirror, but Stephenie Meyer, the author of the saga, takes another of her stories to the big screen with The Host. Don't expect the film to open to the same level of fandom, though: believe it or not, The Host is even sillier and more laughable than Twilight and doesn't even reward the audience with an over-the-top romance worthy of Bella and Edward's.
I will give Meyer (who produced the film) some credit for going in a different direction with the story for The Host. Set in the future, Earth has become overrun with blue-eyed aliens that call themselves Souls, who are succeeding in making our planet a better place by replacing corruption with kindness. The only problem is that they need to inhabit human bodies to exact their plan, which means our race is essentially wiped out, save for a few groups of rebels. One of the survivors is Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), who continues to fight for her life even after she's captured and her body is taken over by a Soul called Wanderer. Melanie's body becomes a host in the opening sequence of the film, and it's all downhill from there. For the rest of my review, just read more