When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.
Jamie Campbell Bower,
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.
A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.
A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance group. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb...Written by
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Although at first reported as such, this was actually not the last movie Roger Ebert reviewed before his death. As reported by Jim Emerson, the last review Ebert wrote was for Terrence Malick's film To the Wonder (2012). However, the review for The Host (2013) was the last review that was published before his death. See more »
When crossing the desert on foot, Melanie tells Wanda to walk only on rocks so as to leave no tracks. The cave-dwellers, however, drive 7.5tonne Mercedes trucks in and out. See more »
The earth is at peace. There is no hunger. There is no violence. The environment is healed. Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. Our world has never been more... perfect. Only, it is no longer our world. We've been invaded by an alien race. They occupy the bodies of almost all human beings on the planet. The few humans who have survived are on the run.
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Unlike most of the target audience, I checked this one out because of Andrew Niccol's grasp of SF in film. Gattaca, Truman Show, S1mOne, and the recent In Time ranged from noteworthy to transcendental. He could even do non-genre films like the Terminal. I have no idea what happened with this one, as he had both writing and directorial control. He could have improved upon Stephanie Meyer's book (which I haven't read) if the dialogue therein were as cheesy as some of those found in the movie. This young-adult female movie has basically the same love triangle as Twilight. The SF content is not new either. Neither were convincing in their execution. If Meyer ever writes a sequel and Niccol directed it, I'll wait for it on cable TV. Should've watched the popcorn movie G.I. Joe instead.
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