What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about—Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement.Tom Charity, CNN.com, 03.29.2013
Dopey, derivative and dull, "The Host" is a brazen combination of unoriginal science-fiction themes, young-adult pandering and bottom-line calculation.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 03.28.2013
[A] bizarre Saturday Night Live sketch about a girl with a bratty alien inside her.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 03.29.2013
Pick up the book. It does a far better job of breathing life into this monochromatic new world than the film.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 03.28.2013