#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A body-snatching alien takes possession of a young woman who refuses to surrender her mind, and together they seek out the man they both love as Writer and Director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca (1997), In Time (2011)) adapts Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s New York Times best-seller. The majority of the human race have been possessed by unseen invaders, leaving only small pockets of “wild” humans like Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) scattered throughout the world. Upon being captured by the invaders, Melanie finds her body claimed by Wanderer, a spirit that has been warned of the difficulties that come with claiming a human host. In the process of inhabiting Melanie, Wanderer is deeply affected by her vivid dreams and memories. And when Melanie fights to maintain control of her mind even as Wanderer possesses her body, the sympathetic entity joins her on a journey that will reveal the unfathomable depths of human love and compassion.
Plot: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race’s mission of taking over the Earth, “Wanda” (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
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Hit or Miss
This movie you will either enjoy or hate to be honest. If you want something that is action-packed and filled with cool sci-fi moments do not see this movie. Yes the movie is sci-fi but it’s more about romance. It also is a tad slower.
However, the cast was fantastic and the script was beautiful. There were cheesy moments but it was still really sweet and well done. Basically what I am saying, is if you like romance with a twist go and see it! If you are expecting something like Gattaca, you will be disappointed.
I really loved the movie and felt it held up to the book. I usually hate movie versions of books but this was really good! If you like the book chances are you are going to like the movie. There are tweaks of course, but I thought they were mainly well done and helped get the same message across.
“The Host” Is Half-Baked Hokum!!!
For the record, I enjoyed the “Twilight” film franchise and even read the first novel. Author Stephanie Meyer’s vampires versus giant wolves epics amused, excited, and delighted with surprises galore. My favorite was “Eclipse,” but I loved all those lightweight but memorable horror chillers. Unfortunately, Meyer’s doesn’t deliver much of anything with her latest bestseller “The Host” that she produced with writer & director Andrew Niccol of “The Truman Show” fame. Ostensibly, “The Host” synthesizes the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” movies with aliens who have luminous eyes like the urchins in “Children of the Damned.” Worse, Niccol provides little in the way of actual conflict in this pursuit of the human with an alien inside her who has no control over her host. The action occurs after Earth has been dominated by an alien race known as ‘the Souls.’ The Souls emerge as benevolent compared with the usual malignant alien marauders lurking in other cinematic galaxies. Indeed, these intelligent aliens don’t pose much of a threat to Earthlings. Instead of wanting to wipe out mankind as the aliens in the green-themed aliens in the Keanu Reeves’ “Day the Earth Stood Still,” the Souls intervened because they felt humans were too violent for our own good. Consequently, they subject humanity to a form of house arrest, except they occupy our bodies and erase our memories. Moreover, they are hopelessly polite and immaculate in their white uniforms. They patrol the planet in chrome plated Lotus sports cars, hover overhead in Bell Jet Ranger helicopters, and straddle shiny motorcycles. They don’t lie, and they have eradicated the obstacles to a long and prosperous life. Wars are no longer waged, diseases afflict nobody, and everything is for the better, except that these aliens subjugate each human with one of their own Souls. Since I haven’t read “The Host,” I cannot fill in the holes about how Earth succumbed to these friendly enemies. The problem with this unique but hilarious science fiction saga is that the Soul we see the most of is naive to the point of idiotic.
Our heroine is Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan of “The Lovely Bones”), and she struggles to protect her little brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury of “Repo Men”) from the Souls who are tracking both of them. She leaves her younger sibling concealed under a desk and resorts to diversion. Scrambling away in another direction, this fleet-footed twentysomething leads the aliens away from Jamie. She doesn’t get as far as she would have liked. Instead, she crashes headlong through a window and plunges to what should have been her demise. Miraculously, despite smashing every bone and rupturing every organ, Melanie survives and the Souls heal her with their technology that resembles containers of chic personal body deodorant. They introduce one of their own parasites into Melanie’s body to learn where the last pockets of resistance on planet Earth remain. The mind control that the Souls have perfected, however, is dealt a setback with Melanie. She refuses to kowtow to the alien inserted in her body known to us as ‘the Wanderer.’ Inexplicably, after the Wanderer has exposed most of Melanie’s memories, she decides to obey Melanie when the latter insists that she flee from her comrades. Apparently, the Wanderer is not too enamored of her own race so she helps Melanie commandeer a car without hurting the vehicle’s owner. The owner willingly gives up his car and assures Melanie and the Wanderer that it will transport them for many miles. Our heroine escapes and later crashes the car on a deserted stretch of highway crossing the desert. Eventually, they trudge through the desert until she finds the last known humans. Of course, when Melanie finds her family, everybody regards her with downright suspicion because she has those eyes.
“The Host” spends most of its time with Melanie and the Wanderer competing for supremacy of the brain. When the Wanderer kisses and/or allows her old boyfriend Jared (Max Irons of “Dorian Gray”) kiss her, Melanie reacts with considerable rage and jealousy. She forces the Wanderer to slap Jared. Jared feels better now because he knows some visage of Melanie has survived the possession. Later, Ian (Jake Abel of “I Am Number Four”) falls in love with Wanda and doesn’t want to see any harm come to her. At this point, “The Host” degenerates into a third-rate, unintentionally asinine comedy. The one-thousand year old alien inside Melanie’s body doesn’t understand the strong emotions that humans display. Basically, what we have in a triangle romance. Two guys and one gal who suffers from a dual-identity complex constitute this ridiculous romance. One dude interrupts the Wanderer to smooch and then Melanie pulls the strings so she can put a lip-lock on her squeeze. This is almost as funny as one of the real-life Siamese twins in the 1930 movie “Freaks” turning her nose up to her other half’s boyfriend. Presumably, “The Host” was designed for girls attending junior high because our heroine doesn’t let anybody get her hot and bothered. Meantime, the Seeker (Diane Kruger of “National Treasure”) and her crew are doggedly searching for the Wanderer/Melanie. Not surprisingly, the Seeker discovers the humans who harvest grain in a hollow mountain with the use of gigantic mirrors. Like the survivors in the television series “Falling Skies,” the last humans on Earth scavenge for anything they need until they kill themselves rather than be taken alive and has a parasite slipped into their heads.
Mind you, as bad as “The Host” remains, this is one of the few sci-fi films where the future doesn’t seem as dystopian as it generally is. Ultimately, “The Host” amounts to half-baked hokum.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Andrew Niccol
Writer Andrew Niccol, Stephenie Meyer
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel
Country United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Zeiss Master Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Arri Shift & Tilt Lenses
Laboratory Cineworks, New Orleans (LA), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,419 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema