Movie Review | The Host (2013)

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.
Director: Andrew Niccol
Writers: Stephenie Meyer (novel), Andrew Niccol (screenplay)
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons
(source: IMDb.com)

Well, this might be the first time I tried watching a full dialogue movie~ (ノ ̄ω ̄)ノ

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5Visual/Special Effects: 

Unlike Twilight (and I know it is what you’re comparing it too but not a very good comparison I admit…) the effects of this movie is in a whole new different level~ you might roll your eyes with what I’m saying but you might try to see the movie and unexpectedly like it. (〜^∇^)〜

2

Audio/BGM/OST: 

Well, first, there’s not much of music in this kind of movie. As what I’ve describe it’s the kind of movie, I REALLY TRY TO AVOID. Full dialogue movies don’t really catch my taste so I understand if it’s only BGM I’m hearing throughout the movie and in certain scenes only. Second, well not much to be said but yeah it’s full instrumental to my hearing. Anyhow, the music could get you to the mood to watch the scenes wholeheartedly. (=^‥^=)

4

Script:

I told you I avoid dialogue movies (with no memorable lines) but with this one I’ll make exception. “You are angry when I kiss the man you like, and angry when I kiss the man you don’t like… you are confusing…” <—- my favorite line. I commend how the scriptwriter did it that a really dull movie can be watched without it being dull at all. Talking to oneself and with the audience having a laugh without looking at the girl like a crazy lunatic and sleeping in their sits. So yeah, Andrew Nicole, thumbs up! (^_^)d

4.5Plot/Story: 

To tell you the truth, I chapter skipped the book (yeah I read Stephenie Meyers’ books) so I’m not quite sure if the script is fully following the book but the plot looks amazingly legit to me. And how they did it seems like a miracle. It might not be too unique if you place it against other sci-fi movies but with the twist of romance and life lessons, it became the saving grace of a suppose to be dull plotted movie. Try to watch it and see the not so obvious but amazingly there… uniqueness of the movie plot. ヘ(^o^ヘ)

4

Characters: 

Hmmm, about the characters, they have all a bit of confusing personality (or maybe it’s because they have another soul in their bodies… nah!). But, what I do love the most would be Wanda (Saoirse Ronan) NOT Melanie. She’s a pure soul as what they said in the movie if you can find any other soul. She’s kindness personified…err… soulidified?! LOL. Anyways, there’s Jared (Max Irons) he’s the ideal guy if you want one but that slap on the face hurts! Ian (Jake Abel) … there’s a saying if a person started to hate you first, when he fall for you it’ll be greater than when he started loving you first. So if Ian first wanted to kill Wanda, he now wanted Wanda to stay with him for life~  (ノ≧∀≦)ノ The Seeker (Diane Krueger) did I already said they have confusing personality? Yep, this one also got one. LOL. Anyways, there are too many characters to mention but these four made the most impact to me.

4

Cast: 

Casting did good! Can be better but yeah, they are still compatible with the characters!! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ

4

Ending: 

Concluded but you can still say it can have a sequel if permitted. Good one for me but there is something missing that I don’t really understand what. `ヾ(-_- )ゞ

3.5
Overall: 

Never liked dialogue movies but with this one, I tell you I will make an exception. So, try it out and you might unexpectedly like it. And now I’m just repeating everything I said in a summary. LOL.

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