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5.0 out of 5 stars i loved this movie, April 5, 2013
This review is from: The Host (DVD)
Pacing
- The pacing was very good for the time restraints it has (800+ page book into 2 hours movie) thing flowed from scene to scene. The emotional flow is about the same as the book with pieces taken out to shorten the film

Action
- There gun fight and chases though they are quick and don last as long we can chalk that up mostly to length. Though there is not as much action and many my have thought. There a still scene intermixed helping the flow of the movie.

Cinematography
- Really nice looking Andrew Niccol does a fabulous Job using wide camera angles to show case the scenery Which is stunning even for a desert. He captures the emotion of character using the camera to show their face and eyes to help show you how the characters are felling. This was very well done.

Production
- I personally Love the cave scene I feel as though they did a really good job with something of this magnitude (a huge interior living cave system),
-The desert scene are well shot and make you feel lost as if you where in the desert with the characters
-The scene in Louisiana Are very well shot used many land marks that look and feel Futuristic and metallic.
-This is same look is used for the look of the vehicles, tools and accessories used and it's pulled off very well
- Has flashes of Andrew Niccol's visual style
-Which lead to Costumes, they were great as souls the where a vintage style, as the cave dwellers they look and feel worn in and practical.

Music
- Score throughout the film good - Scored by Antonio Pinto* He does a fabulous job using the score to help convey emotions and help the pacing of the movie flow
-There is also an official soundtrack that has many great artists, and it is very good and worth checking out bit and pieces of this are dispersed throughout the film.

Emotions
- It was touching in a few scenes, but at times I felt it kind of sputtered and never really took off. Andrew Niccol is not an actor's director and I wish he were because (as written below) some scenes the actors could've been directed/pushed more.

Acting
- Solid ... no weak links amongst the actors/actresses who had speaking parts.
- Saoirse was good, She thoroughly pulled off the duel roll of Melanie and Wanda, Which she separated by using different accents Melanie(southern, Wanda proper and soft) And she did very well my only Gripe was that to communicate while preventing confusion was to talk outside(no Voice over) as Wanda and talk inside (using a voice over) as Melanie, and feel it might have been better to keep some of the audiology in her head to better convey that, but that would be hard to do and would be confusing to the audience seeing as it's the same voice.
- Chandler Canterbury Started out rocky his first experience could have been a little better But she is a very good young actor and can show a lot of emotion.
- William Hurt was, in my mind, the standout. I see critics really liking his performance. He was funny when needed and he really was this character.
- Max and Jake were good. They both have a very good presents in the film Jake is able to steel scenes to it balances out with Saoirse
-Boyd and Doc were very good. Though i wish they both got more screen time and character development

The Only issue I have is the fact that it felt kind of rushed. But I have found that the reasoning behind this is That there is no Accurate way of telling how much time is passing. this whole story Took place over several months almost a year, and yet it feels as though it was only days in the movie. There are hint to how much time was really passing, but not enough for people to full understand. I feel if this was fixed then thing would seem like they happen as quickly because the time would have realistically been longer.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2013 6:41:22 PM PDT
cnh46 says:
"stunning even for a desert"? OMG What chrome legged table do you live under kid?
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