A Filmster Quickie: The Host


Release Date: March 29, 2013

Review Date: April 2, 2013

Director: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel

The Filmster Rating:

Beware Rating

Synopsis: 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.

Review: The Host is a dull film with dull characters that gives you nothing in the two hours of its run time. This had to be the most boring Sci-Fi film in recent memory. I didn’t expect to much from this film, only that it would be some kind of adventure of a cat and mouse game. All we get are people living in a cave in the middle of the desert, and two guys fighting over a girl. A boring story mixed with a poor execution of the development of the aliens, you never get a clear explanation of their motivations for taking over worlds. The only good thing going for the film is the cinematography of the desert, it was a beautiful sight. A Sci-Fi film killed by a weak story that will bore you  to death. By far, the worst film of 2013!

Recommend? I guess only the fans of the book will enjoy this movie.

Worth The Ticket Price? Hell no, not even the matinee price.

Would You Watch It Again? Never again!

Blogger’s Thoughts

“All told, “The Host” is slow, and relatively dull. It’s filled with ruminations on ethics that it’s not well written enough to carry out effectively. The result comes across as tripe.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

“Should The Host invite you to come and watch, decline that invitation. There are much better scifi films out there, much better love stories, much better action films…this mixture just does NOT work. Skip out on The Host.” – The Focused Filmographer

“Even if it is a tad better than those wretched Twilight movies, that still isn’t saying much at all when The Host is that movie you speak of. It’s dumb, contrived, dull, and just plain boring, without ever bringing anything new or cool to the table, despite the promising premise may have implied from the start.” – Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews

Comments are much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

16 responses to “A Filmster Quickie: The Host

  1. Good review Issy. This is poorly acted, the story is a sloppy mess, the characters are boring, the romance feels completely out of place, the special effects suck and worst of all, nothing happens in it.

  2. Issy, I am surprised you wasted your time on this! You need to watch “The Hidden Face”. I am trying to get people to watch this. I am hoping fellow bloggers will watch and write a review if they feel inclined to do so after viewing. It’s on netflix streaming if you have it.

  3. This bums me out. All the bad reviews have steered me away from this thing. I was very concerned due to the Twilight connection but I really like Ronan and the trailer looked intriguing. Apparently more intriguing than the film. Good review my friend.

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