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Stephenie Meyer’s New Movie Looks Just Super

It’s called The Host and it looks like it’s going to be just as good as The Faculty, and I genuinely mean that. As far as how you want to take that, well. That’s entirely up to you, you know. I personally liked The Faculty, and it wasn’t entirely to do with a hot, drugged-out Josh Hartnett, but sometimes, guys, you don’t need to make the same movie over and over and over again even if you are going to use choice actors like the aforementioned Hartnett (he’s not in this movie, is he?).

Anyway, the premise of the book-turned-movie is that the world is perfectly at peace, and things are as perfect as they can get. Which, of course, is prime alien invasion time, because what’s more bittersweet than learning that you can’t bomb other countries or slit the throats of your neighbors, living in perfect harmony, and then having shit hit the fan all over again? I mean, too little too late if you ask me, right? IMDB says:

One soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a captured human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth.

And Wikipedia says:

The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. The book describes one Soul’s predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover.

So, more or less we’re dealing with aliens who are probably teenaged, are probably fighting raging hormones, are probably not going to have sex until one of them turns alien (or marries an alien), and probably will feature a lot of soul-searching on its protagonist’s part. Sorry. Bad joke, I know.

Does this movie look good? Survey over on this side of the computer says ‘no’, but don’t take my word for it. I’m the only one over here right now, so the results might be a little off.

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  • Actually, her book Host was far better than any of the Twilights. Still problematic writing, but not terrible. The movie looks like crap, though.

  • Everything sounded horrible on the lead-in…no more war, no more famine, peace, everyone is nice? Bleck. Dudes, let’s face it, that sounds horrifying.

    Then some crap about it not being our planet anymore was supposed to be the scary part. Yadda Yadda.

    Still not watching it.

  • i’m waiting for the uncovering of conservative mormon undertones to the plot line-that was why the main girl had sex and then DIED in Twilight amiright?

    • Lets not forget that she was also punished with a demon baby that was then eaten out of her vajingo by her vampire boyfriend. Jeso-lovers, just get laid already!

  • I actually really liked the book. I agree it was better than Twilight….except I hate when I watch thr Host had so much detail and what not in it that idk if the movie will hold enough explaining to do the book justiice. I hate when I watch a movie where if I hadn’t read the book I would know what’s going on, then you have to explain it to the other people watching it because they didn’t read the book and the movie didn’t cover all its basics!

  • Agreed, the book was actually a million times better than the Twilight series, even if both main characters were still running the lines of “Mary-Sue”ness. In any case, this trailer looks like shit and doesn’t really explain the premise.

    It’s that the whole world is at peace BECAUSE everyone has been taken over by these peaceful aliens that are inherently reasonable and emotionless and therefore have the ability to get rid of war/violence/famine, etc. But there’s a rebel force of humans who don’t want to get taken over by the souls. When the souls occupy a body, the person who that body used to be essentially goes dormant – they’re gone, maybe forever. It’s the soul’s body, now. But the main character “Wanderer” gets put into the body of one of the captured rebel humans and the person who the body was – Melanie – is still hanging around against all odds.

  • The Host was the only one of Stephanie Myer’s books I read and enjoyed. It’s for young adults but can be enjoyed by everyone.
    @dutchie~ the symbiotic aliens are FAR from emotionless, they’re just in no way violent or selfish.