Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review: The Host Movie

I was so excited to see Stephanie Meyer’s The Host on the big screen this weekend. I am a huge fan of the book and still am. The movie does a good job trying to fit a long book into a 2 hour movie. For me the thing that made the book so special for me was all the emotions Wanda was experiencing for the first time. She made connections that I loved, that the movie did not have.

Wanderer did not make friends with the other humans in the cave. No time to make those powerful connections. There was no sweet, old Walter. Lily and Wes did not get to start a relationship. Kyle never left the cave and brought back Sunny. All of these relationships were special and tugged at my heart strings. Therefore, I felt a lot less connection to the movie than I did reading the book.

The caves were amazing, exactly how I thought they would look. I loved all the actors and actresses, they did an amzing job. I liked how they did Melanie's voice.

There were some scenes I wish they included. The soccer game is fun in the book but also shows the humans are not just surviving, they are trying to have fun still. There was also a scene when Wanda, Ian, and Jared are at a hotel and see two Soul parents with a human child. It shows hope for the human race.

In my opinion, if you have not read the book and see the movie you might not understand what all the hype was about. If you read the book, like me, you might like seeing the world come to life on the big screen but thought is was missing something. Personally, I filled in the parts they missed in my head so I still enjoyed the movie. Now Stephanie Meyer needs to finish the sequel so we can have another book and movie.


  1. Leave it to Stephenie Meyer to ruin another concept that used to be badass. Good review Cait.

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