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Movie Review: The Host - Ladue News: Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: The Host

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Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 pm

I will be brief. It was all I could do to stomach the last seven or eight Twilight movies—at least it seemed like that many. Now, author Stephenie Meyer brings us The Host. Instead of vampires, we have aliens; and instead of…well, that’s about it.

The time is the future. Aliens have, of course, invaded our planet and occupied our human forms. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and Jared (Max Irons), two of the few remaining humans, are in love. But when Melanie is captured and taken over by her alien alter-ego, everything changes…or does it? You see. Melanie’s human battles her inner-alien demon; and together, they fight to reunite with her true love. Lucky for him, he’s dating the only human with the inner fortitude to battle their oppressors. Need I go on?

So in short, unless you are a pre-teen girl with a less-than-C average, this movie is probably not worth your time. And by probably, I mean definitely. Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones) is an extremely talented actress, but even she can’t save this. It’s a 3.

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