The Host Movie
I just watched the movie adaptation of The Host, and I have to say that it was probably the best book to movie adaptation I have ever seen. Yes, they took out some stuff and they could have done certain parts better, but all in all, it kept the essence of the book. There are two things I have to complain about. They took out a few really good lines and I don’t see why they didn’t keep them. And the second is Ian. In the book, Ian’s love for Wanda sort of crept up on me so slowly that I didn’t notice it until it was built up to a really epic love. In the movie, they made Ian start to care about Wanda so sudden. I understand that in a movie, they don’t have time to give all the subtle changes in his personality and views, but I didn’t like that Ian changed so suddenly.
But it really was an amazing movie. I did feel that they kept a lot of things out, but it’s understandable. I loved the movie, and after watching a few pretty awful book to movie transitions (*cough, cough* Percy Jackson *cough, cough*) I think that this was the best I’ve ever seen. I understand that they have to take some things out that aren’t needed, although I wish they wouldn’t. It was a really great movie and I felt that they were true to the book. If you’ve read The Host or not, go see it.
Oh yeah, and the Sea of Monsters trailer showed, so yes, I freaked out in the theatre. And (this was totally unexpected) the City of Bones trailer showed. And the thing is that I completely didn’t expect it so I almost screamed in the theatre and I was just saying all the lines in the trailer along with the characters. I completely freaked out and I am proud of that.
Anyway, watch The Host. It was truly amazing.