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The Host (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  29 March 2013 (USA)
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When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

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Trevor Stryder
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A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance group. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / edited and revised by statmanjeff

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Choose to believe. Choose to fight. Choose to love. Choose to listen. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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29 March 2013 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,600,112 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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$26,616,999 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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In the final scene of the film when the "Seekers" surround the protagonist's vehicle, an entire camera crane can be seen through the windshield on the left hand side of the street. A possible lighting setup, along with a potential crew member can be seen on the other side of the street. See more »

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Jeb: The earth is at peace. There is no hunger. There is no violence. The environment is healed. Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. Our world has never been more... perfect. Only, it is no longer our world. We've been invaded by an alien race. They occupy the bodies of almost all human beings on the planet. The few humans who have survived are on the run.
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Awesome movie!
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So before I went to see The Host I read the book and I loved it! I instantly fell in love with it and was excited to see the movie. However, before I went to see the movie I came onto IMDb and read a number of user reviews. I started to get nervous when I saw the amount of bad reviews. I was finally able to see the movie today and before entering the theater I cleared my mind of all the bad reviews I had read and the expectations I had for it. When the movie was over I decided to write this review as soon as I got home.

I loved the movie. I thought it was absolutely amazing. I think the adaptation from book to movie was very well done. It is definitely top 4 on my list of best book to movie adaptations(it is at the top of my list with movies such as Atonement and Lord of the Flies).

The acting was great and I loved the casting. I have always been a fan of Saoirse Ronan and Diane Kruger and I think they were both fantastic. Also I have admired Max Irons since I saw him in Red Riding Hood and thought he was great in this movie.

I would definitely recommend this movie. I walked out of the theater very happy and very impressed.


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