|The Host (2013)|
|Rating: 5.9/10 (85,057 votes)
Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
Stars: Rachel Roberts, Shyaam Karra, Brent Wendell Williams, Jhil McEntyre
Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Released: 29 Mar 2013
|Plot: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.|
The human race has been taken over by small parasitic aliens called “Souls”. The Souls travel to distant planets inserting themselves individually into a host body of that planet’s dominant species. They are able to access the host’s memories, and occupied hosts are identifiable by silver rings that form in the hosts’ eyes.
A human on the run named Melanie Stryder is captured and infused with a soul called “Wanderer.” Wanderer is asked by Seeker to access Melanie’s memories in order to discover the location of a pocket of unassimilated humans. Surprisingly, Melanie’s consciousness has not been eliminated, and it struggles for control of her body. Melanie and Wanderer carry out an internal conversation and debate with each other, forming something of a friendship.