Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger
Director: Andrew Niccol
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Based upon the novel by Stephenie Meyer
Action | Adventure | Romance | Book-to-Film | 2013
Starring Saoirse Ronan as Melanie/Wanderer/Wanda, this movie is a dystopian story line where humans have been taken over by aliens and their bodies used as hosts. When one of them is put into Melanie’s body, her soul doesn’t leave so basically there are two souls inhabiting one body and they are the main characters of this film. The seeker (Diane Kruger) wants Wanderer (the alien soul) to look into Melanie’s memories to help find any and all humans that are left on Earth.
Well, long story short, Wanderer takes the side of Melanie and helps her rather than the Seeker. There’s action along with intensity when the seekers come after Melanie/Wanderer/Wanda. A big part of the story, however, is Wanda’s integration into the human’s hub. The story itself has a pretty big racism (I don’t know what other word to use here) aspect to it.
I did not read this book, and I did not read Meyer’s other books *cough cough* Twilight, but just in the movies themselves I can see a bridge in writing and plot twists that are similar to each other. I for one loved this movie and have it in my DVD collection.
I think it’s interesting the way that the “souls” are, but I would like some more information on how they even were able to take over the humans in the first place. I wonder if the book gives more information on this. I mean, they are little creatures with no will to hurt and no way to hurt anyone. How did the first one come to Earth and get into someone’s body? That’s the only thing about this movie I don’t get.
Other than that, I’ll give this movie a “Loved It.” Saoirse is becoming one of my favorite actresses to watch on screen. Her ability to get rid of that Irish accent in almost all the movies is just so astonishing to me. (5/5).
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