- 2 hr 5 min
The Host is an epic film that falls into the following genres of action, adventure, romance, Sci-Fi, and thriller. This particular film has a running time of about 2 hours and 5 minutes long, and it has been rated PG-13. The Host was directed by Andrew Niccol, and it was produced by Ray Angelic, Jamie Audia, Claudia Bluemhuber, Lizzy Bradford, Marc Butan, Uwe Feuersenger, Bill Johnson, Nick Wechsler, Jim Siebel, and Steve Schwartz. Also, this film star's many well known actor's and actresses such as Rachel Roberts, Shyaam Karra, Jhil McEntyre, Jalen Coleman, Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Stephen Conroy, Marcus Lyle Brown, Michael L. Parker, Phil Austin, J.D Evermore, Max Irons, William Hurt, and Jake Abel. This film takes place in a time where the planet Earth has been taken over by intelligent alien species that are called souls. These souls are a kind and peaceful species, but they cannot survive unless they are inside of a host body. Once they are inside the host body they can take over and control their mind. With a majority of the human race being over taken, a soul is inserted into a girl by the name of Melanie Stryder in order to find the remaining people that have not been over taken. Melanie Stryder has the soul inserted into her when she was captured on a journey to find the rest of her family. To the soul's surprise, Melanie has created a barrier in her mind to protect her beloved family from being found. This leaves the soul locked inside trying to break down Melanie's barrier. However, as more time passes by the soul inserted into Melanie begins to feel compassion for her and relates to her love for her family. The soul even feels sympathetic for the family she is trying to keep protected. Later on, they both begin to develop trust for one another and they begin to work together in order to find the resistance. This all leads to a chain of twisted events that could cost both the soul and Melanie their lives.