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Three new banners for The Host starring Saoirse Ronan and Diane Kruger invade the web

Jan. 4, 2013by: Paul Shirey

We haven't exactly been coy about our distaste for Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT saga around these parts, but now that the painful vampire/werewolf love triangle is over, we're ready to welcome the next go round from the author with open arms.  Right?  Driving on the same love triangle themes as her previous work, Meyer's THE HOST does have a few things going for it, namely in its director, Andrew Niccol, and the lovely stars of the film, Saiorse Ronan and Diane Kruger.  The sci-fi element certainly doesn't hurt, but the biggest concern is whether we'll be getting something fresh and cool or something like IN TIME meets TWILIGHT, only with aliens instead of mythological creatures.

That said, today Yahoo! premiered these three new banners (four, if you count the "collected" version) that highlights the themes of love, belief, and, uh, fighting.  Y'know, all those keywords that are supposed to pull you in and make a connection with your personal feelings and what not. 

Did it work?:

I'm naturally skeptical of THE HOST, but I do like the second trailer they released, largely for the Imagine Dragons song that plays underneath to enhance it.  We'll see how it all plays out come March 29, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Andrew Niccol started off great with Gattaca, but has yet to match that film's strength. Could The Host be that film? Yeah, you're right. Probably not.
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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11:18PM on 01/06/2013
Seems like a rather cynical re-tread, but hey - I wish I could come up with a popular series of novels and get them published, and then later made into a popular series of movies...
Seems like a rather cynical re-tread, but hey - I wish I could come up with a popular series of novels and get them published, and then later made into a popular series of movies...
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11:04AM on 01/06/2013

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It is rather sad. Gattaca and The Truman Show are two of my very favorite movies. Lord of War is good, too, but a completely different genre. Then again, it can be really hard to make good, thought-provoking science fiction that doesn't end up rehashing old worn-out concepts.

Case in point, The Host. My hope is that he took it on as a challenge, since he also adapted the screenplay. But cast aside, it still looks pretty mediocre.
It is rather sad. Gattaca and The Truman Show are two of my very favorite movies. Lord of War is good, too, but a completely different genre. Then again, it can be really hard to make good, thought-provoking science fiction that doesn't end up rehashing old worn-out concepts.

Case in point, The Host. My hope is that he took it on as a challenge, since he also adapted the screenplay. But cast aside, it still looks pretty mediocre.
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4:46AM on 01/05/2013

The Host?

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10:44PM on 01/04/2013
Stephanie meyer proves that you don't have to write quality. Proves that you can write like an idiot and idiots will buy your crappy book.
Stephanie meyer proves that you don't have to write quality. Proves that you can write like an idiot and idiots will buy your crappy book.
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3:55PM on 01/04/2013

You call yourself a writer?

I just can't with the stupidity of the writer in this website, they start trashing an author in the very first sentence of their article and they can't even SPELL the name of the author.
I just can't with the stupidity of the writer in this website, they start trashing an author in the very first sentence of their article and they can't even SPELL the name of the author.
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4:57PM on 01/04/2013
Hmm. Well, a simple, "Dude, you spelled my favorite author of all time's name wrong," would've sufficed.

We could always talk about your sentence structure above. But, you're probably not a writer.

Thanks for chiming in from under the bridge!
Hmm. Well, a simple, "Dude, you spelled my favorite author of all time's name wrong," would've sufficed.

We could always talk about your sentence structure above. But, you're probably not a writer.

Thanks for chiming in from under the bridge!
6:49PM on 01/04/2013
Cool it siervamaria, seriously.
Cool it siervamaria, seriously.
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3:19PM on 01/04/2013

Meh...

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