Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Host (2013) Movie Review

Set in the future, the storyline goes where earth is overrun by an alien life form where it inhabits the host's body (in this case human's), takes control of it and live it's life experiencing through that form. When it does so in a human body, a ring of light will appear in the eyes hence knowing that it's inhabited by the alien life form. But not all humans are in control by these alien life forms. There are still people who are still who they are and hideaway while those alien life forms that are tasked to seek out these pockets of humanity (called the Seeker) in so that more of their alien life form can inhabit their bodies tried to weed them out.

Melanie Stryder was one of these few who are still human and while being hunted by the alien life forms, she jumped off a building out of desperation. She survived the fall and so the Seeker had her body healed and inhabited with one who's called Wanderer. Wanderer was tasked to access Melanie's memories in order to find out where the rest are hiding so that they can capture them all. But Melanie, being still alive inside the body, tried to resist as much as possible and talked and try to psyche Wanderer into not giving out information to the Seeker.

Even though, Wanderer initially cooperated with the Seeker, she finally felt compassion towards Melanie and stopped giving out new info to the Seeker. After 2 weeks of not obtaining new information, the Seeker finally decided that she should exchange bodies with Wanderer in order to try and obtain new data by trying herself.

That night, Melanie convinced Wanderer to escape. While Wanderer had the impression of finding her healer to help, Melanie had other plans and led Wanderer into a desert place to find her uncle Jeb where over there, he has his small civilization of humans that are safely hideaway from the alien life forms. When Wanderer realizes she's been tricked, she tries to regain control and after a struggle between the 2 internally, they crashed the car that they were driving hence the Wanderer had no choice but to find Jeb's hideout in order to survive.
They trudged along the desert and finally passed out from the heat after some time only to be awoken by Jeb and some of the humans. Knowing that Melanie is inhabited by Wanderer, they at first, disputed on whether should they kill her off. But Jeb overruled everybody and decided to capture her back to the hideout and eventually started to trust her as a friend.

Meanwhile, Seeker and her cohorts decided to search for Wanderer and the remaining existing humans.

Will Jeb's hideout be found out and that Wanderer not betray them or is this happily ever after? Find out from the movie!

I vaguely remember about this movie even though it's just been a week since I saw it and a few months down the line, I will probably forget about this movie as there's nothing much memorable in it. But it is an ok watch in my books so I'm gonna rate it 3 stars out of 5.


Tekkaus said...

After reading your review...I am so confused. So much watch on my on to see really happened. :D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

LOL. Oh, really that confusing? Haha

Sycookies said...

I've said this so many times...I really wanna watch this..:( everyone either watched it already or not interested..and after reading this...should I or should I not watch...argh...

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

LOL. It's good to watch once. :)

Xue Ren said...

hmm, I would love to read the book instead of watching the movie! =P

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Actually, most movies are better in their original book version.