Film Review – The Host

Director: Andrew Niccol
Screenplay: Stephanie Meyer (Novel), Andrew Niccol
Cast: Diane Kruger, Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan
Genre: Science/Fiction Romance
Rating: * and a half
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall Cine 3

Hosting nothing but holes
Based on a science fiction novel by Stephanie Meyer, The Host is a futuristic movie in which mankind has been colonized by the ‘souls’, a parasitic alien race which inhabits human bodies and erases the original occupants leaving no trace of their former identities.
The film follows Melanie, one of the last free humans alive on her quest to take care of her family while she is stuck in the mind of a character named Wanderer (Saoirse Ronan). Wanderer still hears the voice of Melanie because she still has human tendencies and has memories of when she was a human. Those memories result in rebellion by Wanderer much to the disapproval of her fellow ‘Souls’. She then goes on the run.