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Invasion of the Body Snatchers mixed with teen love, The Host has the potential to be a good movie and a solid addition to the sci-fi genre, but the film gets weighed down by a middle that kills the pace and a story that doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Based on the novel from Twilight's Stephenie Meyer (who also produced the film), The Host was written and directed by Andrew Niccol (1997's Gattaca) and stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Frances Fisher, Chandler Canterbury, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Boyd Holbrook, Scott Lawrence, and Emily Browning. The film introduces the plot quickly with a voice-over narration that explains the Earth is now nearly perfect. There are no more wars. »

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