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The Host (2013)

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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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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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HUF 22,039,113 (Hungary) (31 March 2013)

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$26,627,201 (USA)
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Shiloh Fernandez had originally auditioned for Jared before Max Irons was cast. Ironically enough, both had previously collaborated in the film Red Riding Hood (2011), which was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who also helmed Twilight (2008) based on another Stephanie Meyer novel. Shiloh Fernandez had also auditioned for Edward Cullen in that film before Robert Pattinson was cast. See more »

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When Wanderer starts to draw the horizon glimpsed in Melanie's memory, the sketch in the first shot does not match the same sketch in the second shot . 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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Written and Performed by Brett Andow
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Unexpectedly great
20 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was invited to "The Host" premiere last night and was very impressed by the film. I'm not a Twilight fan and have not read the book; If anything I was very suspect of this film and for whatever reason even felt negatively towards it (in an eye-rolling manner).

That said, I found myself walking out of the theater quite surprised. And yes, I still have my manhood and haven't transformed into "A Hoster" or a "Hostling" or whatever they may call the new breed. Honestly, I thought it had a wonderfully intriguing plot, good acting, and I was completely engaged. Yes, there was a bit of "romantic cheesiness" but it seemed to handle itself well and even poked fun of itself at times for this fact. I think if it wasn't for the excellent work of Niccol and Saoirse it might have easily slipped into laughable cheese, but amicably doesn't. Plenty of sophisticated action as well as thought-provoking concepts of love, loyalty, perseverance. A well rounded film overall. I especially enjoyed William Hurt but all the acting was on par.

Perhaps the Twilights were focused on teenagers but as a 30something guy I really liked it. I would definitely recommend giving this movie a chance to all. I'm just in the market now for a shiny silver Lotus.


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