The Host, directed by Andrew Niccol, is a sci-fi, love adventure, exploring the mutliple levels of relationships we find ourselves intertwined in.
Planet Earth has been invaded by an alien race who now live in a parasitic relationship with humans, using their bodies to achieve a physical form. Life on earth is peaceful, but the gift of free will no longer exists.
The heroine, Melanie (played by Saoirse Ronan), resists the alien inside her, and so begins the journey of love and sacrifice. Saoirse’s character provides not only the main thread to the film, but also some of the films lighter moments with conversations between the inner alien, and her inner monologue.
The antagonist comes in the form of The Seeker (played by Diane Kruger), who creates a rather polite and subdued enemy, with hints of her violent humanity begining to surface.
A great film for a relaxing evening, or when you’re in a pensive mood.
The Host opens Friday 12 April.