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Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, The Host "The Earth is at peace. There are no wars. There's no hunger," intones Saoirse Ronan in The Host's teaser trailer (see below). "Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. The world has never been more perfect. It is no longer your world." Indeed, it's not. In my world there are wars and hunger. Dishonesty, rudeness, and viciousness are practiced by way too many. So, what's the problem with The Host's perfect world? Well, things are perfect for the same reason that things are kinda perfect in Don Siegel's The Invasion of the Body Snatchers: human beings have been taken over by alien invaders known as Souls. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca), The Host stars Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (for Atonement) as Melanie, a young woman possessed by a Soul named Wanderer. The problem is that »

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