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This is officially the fourth trailer for Andrew Niccol’s “The Host”, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer (of “Twilight” fame, or infamy, depending on your love of glittering vampires). It sells the teenage love story angle, which is apparently a big hit with the kids. Then again, I wouldn’t know. Whenever I try to ask “the kids” anything, cops show up. Go figure.
Please to watch. (Or not. See if I care.)
THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
“The Host” stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, and William Hurt.
Resistin’ them aliens this March 29, 2013. Hey, that’s this Friday!
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