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June 28th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Has anyone seen The Host? I heard it was going to be a movie, and I just found out it was already on DVD. lol Going to watch it tonight, but it doesn't have good reviews at all. the Twilight series cracked me up so I am going to see how this goes. I couldn't find riffs of it yet which is how I'd rather watch it.
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June 28th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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I haven't seen the movie yet but I did read the book and actually liked it! I think it was in the theaters last fall?
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June 28th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Was it? I don't even remember it coming to theatres. i do live in a small town, though, and sometimes movies stay for a grand total of a week.
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June 30th, 2013, 02:52 AM
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So how was it? My SO and I want to check it out once FiOS lowers the price to rent it. I was also worried it's no good though.
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June 30th, 2013, 07:29 AM
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It was a watered down Pod People story with disturbing love themes. It felt to me like a Disney Channel movie got a 15 million dollar budget. And they didn't spend any of the money on writers. Lot of familiar faces in it. I want to totally rip into it, but I'll give people a chance to see it first.
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July 1st, 2013, 04:15 AM
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I didn't even know it was a movie yet. I had heard that they were going to make it into one. My mom read the book and really liked it, but I haven't had a chance to.
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July 1st, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Oh I didn't realize the movie was out either...I did read it and thought it was okay...will have to check netflix tonight.
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July 2nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Where did you get it Arwen? I just googled it and it said the DVD release isn't until July 9th. My mom read the book and liked it, so I thought she may want to see the movie now.
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July 2nd, 2013, 08:12 AM
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LOL I torrented it! We are horrible about getting free previews to movies, but we do buy and support everything we find awesome. The Host will not be on the shopping list when it does come out.

I have no clue how people get that DVD/BR early. Copies from China or Mexico? Maybe someone works at Walmart and steals it from the back?
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July 2nd, 2013, 08:15 AM
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LOL, oh ok. Gotcha. My dh used to do that too until comcast came down on him so hard. We haven't done it since. We do have a pretty extensive DVD collection that he bought after seeing the movies just like you guys do.
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July 2nd, 2013, 08:59 AM
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They got him for too much bandwidth or did they know he was playing pirate?

We just have so many DVD's. Oh, goodness. I paid $400 for a custom shelf to hold them! There are over 700 DVD's on it, and we have another 300 in folders. And those are the DVD's we want to keep. We had hundreds more that we would buy because they looked like good movies, and they'd end up being crap. We just gave them away. Friends would come over, and they'd leave with 30+ DVD's.

We normally don't even watch all of the movies we dislike that we pirate. The Host was a special exception. Had to stick it out. It was really bad.

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In short aliens have pretty much taken over the world, but they are preserving our heritage/culture. There's world peace, but we don't enjoy it because we never have control over our bodies. So are they good guys or bad guys? They force you to be a pod person, but then you live in love forever? The main character started out trying to kill herself to get away from them, and very quickly it went from suicide to: It's you and me, ET! Us against the world! Both sides of it.

Um... What??

And the romance parts got disturbing. The alien wanted to use her body for one person(rape IMO), and she wanted to use it for another, but she never had control of it, and she CRIED when the alien wanted to leave her. It's just so BAD!

And when they were forcefully putting that alien in her, the background music was majestic and filled with ******* HOPE. And some of the aliens get homicidal on people, but they can only be coaxed out of a body by someone exuding LOVE and KINDNESS.

Main alien is given an "empty" body of some poor human that somehow got lobotomized by the takeover process. She had no more brain of her own, and she couldn't live without an alien using her body for whatever the hell they pleased.

I'm not sure of the message the author was trying to send. Oh, and the girls in her books are so willing to hop into bed with guys, but it's the MEN that keep them "pure."

"I don't want to rush things, beautiful. We can wait. There's no hurry because I know I want to be with you forever." CRAP CRAP CRAP! Us women are just too stupid, and we need a man to keep us in line?




Wow, I kind of went on and on there. I really disliked the movie. lol I don't think I am ever going to allow my children to read her books. The relationships are unhealthy, the girls are sluts and constantly being beaten, the men are the only ones with brains, the love interests are either doing things like stalking the girls or trying to convince their aliens to lock their consciousnesses away so their bodies can be used without their permission. It's just disturbing.
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July 2nd, 2013, 09:39 AM
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LOl, it does sound "interesting".
They said pirating when he got the letter from them. They said if they detected anymore of it that they would turn him over to the authorities. I think this happened last year.
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July 2nd, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I read the book. It took me until about half way thru to get "into it" but once I did I thought the book was enjoyable. I plan to see the movie but I don't have very high hopes for it. It doesn't seem like what my brain imagined the story to be.
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July 2nd, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Maybe the book is better. I know at least for Twilight, the piggyback rides were not as awkward in my head as they were on screen.
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