The Host

Rated 2.0

Sometime in the vague future alien “souls” have infiltrated nearly every human body in the world. While trying to avoid a similar fate, a human named Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) gets caught, and her body is infused with the soul of an alien called Wanderer. Usually, the human spirit dies, but a resistant Melanie lives on in the subconscious of the alien who soon empathizes with the entrapped human, leading to some unintentionally funny schizophrenia as they talk to each other within the same body. Of course they each have eyes for different human hunks, and so we get a very weird version of a love triangle. Bottom line: It’s another pretty but contrived Hollywood formula piece, with the added distraction of being a convoluted and silly love story. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13.