THE HOST

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Based on a best-sell­ing novel by Stephe­nie Meyer of Twi­light fame and boast­ing some big names (Saoirse Ro­nan, Diane Kruger and Wil­liam Hurt) in the cast, ex­pec­ta­tions were high for this film. The re­sult, though, is in­cred­i­bly dis­ap­point­ing. The con­cept is promis­ing: aliens are tak­ing over hu­man bod­ies and eras­ing our mem­o­ries while a se­cret com­mu­nity is de­ter­mined to build a re­sis­tance force. How­ever, it is let down by corny dia­logue, es­pe­cially when Ro­nan al­ter­nates be­tween her real self and the alien in­side her head and an un­re­al­is­tic love story. ★✩ Ex­tras: Deleted scenes, fea­turettes and com­men­taries. ★★

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