Archive for September, 2013

The Host

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The-Host-Movie-PosterFollowing the success of The Twilight Saga being adapted for the big screen, Stephanie Meyer’s The Host is the next of the author’s books to be released onto DVD.

The science fiction romance begins by establishing that aliens have taken over Earth, using human bodies as a host to colonise, to avoid extinction. Melanie Stryder is one of the few humans left but then comes across Jared Howe, where a romance soon develops. While hunting for provisions, Melanie is captured and is taken over by an alien species.

Throughout the film, Melanie fights her internal intruder while battling to convince Jared that she is still partly alive.

To watch a film like The Host, imagination and a slightly open mind is encouraged due to its strange plot twists and obscure outlook on what the world could become in the future.

Saoirse Ronan, who plays the lead of Melanie, must be noted for her commitment to the role, developing different relationships with each character, including the alien who quickly becomes her conscience throughout the film.