I have to admit when I read the book about four years ago, I quite liked it. I thought the writing was an improvement on The Twilight Saga and the story was entertaining.
When I found out they were making a movie, I was moderately excited.
When I heard they cast Max Irons, I may have let out a little squee.
Still, I was nervous about how The Host would translate on screen, especially considering a large portion of it is two people interacting in one head.
As it turns out... it didn't translate. It didn't work at all.
'Melanie' was this weird echoey voiceover while 'Wanda' talked to her out loud, but it just looked like she was talking to/arguing with herself.
Things got hella awkward when the two guys were introduced.
Although Max Irons was pretty.
But the corny, corny lines and obligatory kisses in the rain were laughable.
And the love
Especially when Wanda would be kissing one of the boys while Melanie's voiceover screamed in protest.
Not even Max Irons or Saoirse Ronan (who I actually think is pretty great) could salvage this awful, awful movie.
I can say one good thing about this movie: It made me laugh.
But I don't think that was its intention.
I give The Host one star.