I won’t be able to say what I think about The Host for another month and a half, but thankfully “from the mind of Stephanie Meyer” should really tell you all there is to know. The Twilight author’s attempt at science fiction, The Host weaves a love triangle into an Body Snatchers-style story of a conquered earth complete with all the baffling romantic subtext you’d expect from the brain behind Bella, Ed, and Jacob. Saoirse Ronan stars as a human rebel who is finally captured and made to host an invader’s “soul,” but manages to fight back against her mental parasite.
Andrew Niccol (whose Lord Of War I still love immeasurably) brings the story to the screen, complete with chromed out Lotuses and William Hurt. It opens March 29th.