— Jessica B (@BooksATrueStory) August 23, 2013
I thought I’d expand on my tweets I did about The Host a few days ago, add some animated gifs and BOOM I’ve got a movie review and hopefully something entertaining for you to read :)
Before I even turn on the movie, I notice on the DVD menu that it’s Jake Abel aka the bad guy from Percy Jackson! I don’t know why I didn’t realize that before.
So the movie starts out with President Snow from the Hunger Games narrating that there is no hunger and no violence and there’s all this peace and stuff. ONLY, IT’S NOT OUR PLANET ANYMORE. I guess that’s how the Hunger Games ended – aliens invaded.
One of my favorite things about this movie was the the soundtrack. It was very simple, beautiful and featured a lot of piano music (especially the song “Wanderer”). I might have to go buy it. Also, I didn’t know the song “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons was on there! I kinda like that song.
Well, the music is great until you get to the end of the credits. Then there is random elevator music. O.o
The voice-over did not really work for me … It worked better in the book. I mean, I got used to it, but it was still kind of disjointed and bizarre especially since it had this echoey quality a la the extremely weird wolves scene from Breaking Dawn Part 1 that I always fast-forward through.
Also – why does it have to be blurry? I get that it’s a memory. Ok. Sorry. Complaining over.
The scenes with the little brother really got to me. I’ll come right back….:’(
As I watched the movie, I got this really weird hokey vibe while being deeply moved at the same time. I can’t explain it.
I laughed out loud (is LOLed a term??) when Wanderer is all ”Can I borrow your car?” And complete stranger is like “Sure!” I think it’s these aliens that aren’t going to survive very long.
Speaking of cars, when I saw what they looked like my first thought was this:
Oh hey! It’s the old guy from Tuck Everlasting!
Wow the caves look just like I imagined them. Well done on that one.
And then Wanderer (aka Wanda) goes to the Apple store to get some food and stuff and she doesn’t have to pay.
Oh wait. It just said “store” not “apple store.” But look! More chrome!
And suddenly I’m invested in the story. These actors did a good job making it not seem crazy and all.
I’m not crying I’m not crying
Who’s the actress for Wanda 2.0? Is she that girl from unfortunate events? *gets on imdb*
Holy crap it is! I love it when I’m right.
Overall, I liked it! I got used to the weird voice-over and I was invested in it. It gets less cheesy as it goes on. No, it’s not the best movie ever made but it’s not the worst either. I think it’s worth a watch. I found it entertaining at the very least. The book was definitely better, though.
Have you seen it? What did you think? Did you like how they adapted it from the book?