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“The Host” Trailer: The Battle for Contact Lenses has Ended

Truth moment: I have been trying to fully read “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer‘s book “The Host” for a while now. I have read a little of it, but I haven't quite had the chance to sink my teeth into another 600-page book. Perhaps I should continue though, as the film adaptation of the novel is set to be released on March 29, 2013, plus, we already have a teaser trailer almost a year in advance. The movie will star Saoirse Ronan (“Hanna”) and is directed by Andrew Niccol.

The plot of the book/movie is simple: aliens have invaded the earth and have begun to take over the bodies and minds of all humans. After they inhabit the body of a human, the alien “souls” erase the human occupant and establish their claim over it’s body and mind.

Melanie Stryder‘s (Ronan) body has been inhabited by one of the aliens named Wanderer, but she herself refuses to completely lose herself and give in. She is also a part of a group of “rebels” who have tried to ward off complete inhabitation. The “Seeker”, who is in charge of Melanie's body, starts to worry about Wanderer's lack of control over her mind. Wanderer is flooded with Melanie's memories and her powerful feelings for Jared (her love interest –this is a Meyer book isn’t it) and her brother Jamie, and Wanderer soon finds herself having feelings for Melanie's former companions. She becomes desperate to find out whether they are still alive, and eventually becomes a part of the rebel group.

However, none of what I just told you about this is in this trailer you are about to watch. That’s right. NONE OF IT. It is just a weird trailer full of people wearing contacts that have been taken over by the aliens. Like a weird version of MJ’s  “Black or White” video, but no one is dancing. Oh, and there’s the earth.  I don’t like it, and quite frankly, it doesn’t make me care about this movie. But, give it a peek and let me know what you think.

 

 

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MTRSlick
MTRSlick
April 11, 2012 11:50 pm

This bullshit sounds like a straight ripoff of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Myst Ny
Myst Ny
March 27, 2012 12:27 am

Ohhhhhhhhh NOOOOOOOOO Andrea TELL ME THAT’S an early April Fools *makes gagging noises* It’s really not that good *sob*. . . not good romance and not good porn. Where’s a gun, literature is officially down the crapper!

My Take Radio Podcast
My Take Radio Podcast
March 26, 2012 4:17 pm

That’s some crazy shit. I can see where plagiarism can come into play. Smooth jack move on her part eliminating the need to cultivate a fan base.

Andrea Betz
Andrea Betz
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm
Myst Ny
Myst Ny
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

More than you ever wanted to know about the “Twilight” fandom right? LOL!

Myst Ny
Myst Ny
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Yea the books are quite different the only thing in common when I read “The Host” was the fact I found the leading males to be somewhat douche-y LOL! As for Shades of Grey, to make a long story short–a Twifanfic author wrote a very popular errrrr “alternative” Twilight. Since Twilight does still appeal to Mommies/Women with a “please rescue me hero” complex, Twilight (the original is as popular with them as it is with Tweens)–they write fanfics just like teen fans. Only when the MOMS write fanfics of Twilight–it all goes real “Skinamax” real fast. “Shades of Grey” was… Read more »

My Take Radio Podcast
My Take Radio Podcast
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Myst, As always I appreciate the insight. There is a definite push to capture the “twihard” demo based on the merch and adverts promoting this movie. Fans of the books not appreciating this is not a shocker since the book and film fanbases are definitely different to a degree. While I have seen many that appreciate both mediums I also see those that solely exist to support “Team Jacob” and “Team Edward” lol.

What’s the premise for 50 Shades of Grey?

My Take Radio Podcast
My Take Radio Podcast
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Sadly not that “Host” Ant.

Myst Ny
Myst Ny
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

*Hits the buzzer* Sorry the Twilight fanbase is not feeling this one. As part OF that fanbase–I remember when the BOOK dropped, we were not pleased. To quote the fans mostly went: “Hey what the f–. . . it’s TWILIGHT minus all the good stuff and with an alien stuck on top.” No bueno! So uh no the true Twilight fans are not “The Host” fans. Most Twilight fans (particular the adult women) want that little Fanfic turned novel “50 Shades of Grey” to get made

Anthony Angelista
Anthony Angelista
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

What, no giant lizard monsters, vomiting on school girls, and tentacle porn?

My Take Radio Podcast
My Take Radio Podcast
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Well played lol

Val Lewis
Val Lewis
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

😐 There goes my wishful thinking. 😀

My Take Radio Podcast
My Take Radio Podcast
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Not with that Twilight fanbase. They cast some “beautiful” people which will make the adaptation appealing. You know how that shit goes

Val Lewis
Val Lewis
March 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Dont you mean her upcoming flop?

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