Today I want to share the top 6 Reasons why I’m really excited about The Host movie (because a top 10 was really hard to come up with…)
1. It will give me an excuse to
find it read it again
I read the book soon after it came out & I really could use a refresher because this is about all I remember:
There are aliens. And a love story. A love triangle actually. I think there are caves? And they break into a hospital for supplies. But I could be getting confused with The Walking Dead.
Actually I’m not sure if any of the above is true except for the love triangle because it wouldn’t be a Stephenie Meyer novel without one. Or it wouldn’t be any novel worth reading for that matter….
2. Jake Abel
YOU GUYS: Jake Abel could definitely be a contender for “The List.” Let me spell out all the reasons why:
(Sidenote: 1 reason why he may not make “The List”: He was born in 1987 which is one year past 1986 when all the boys I love were born and I am starting to feel cougarish the closer we get to the 90s)
3. I’m excited to see Stephenie Meyer do something non-Twilight
There are so many unknowns: Will she make a cameo in the film? Maybe she’ll play a naughty nurse in the hospital scene I may or may not have made up (naughty nurse? This is the fan fiction version of The Host, right?) Will she make Jake Abel a star à la Rob Pattinson or Taylor Lautner? Will she be able to duplicate the success of Twilight? (Not that there is any pressure. I mean I bet the movie studio doesn’t really want a piece of the 700 million Breaking Dawn Part 2 has made worldwide. No.. no pressure at all.)
4 . This other hot guy
Max Irons for me is like having a crush on Ryan from The OC but it being okay. Because with Ryan you were like “Hmmm… Should I have this crush? First of all there’s Seth Cohen so the answer is no. And Ryan’s eyes are kinda close together & he is from Chino & he’s pretty short & he befriended that guido version of Stefan Salvatore one time. Then there’s that one time he took off his shoes after a long day & laid on the bed with Marissa Cooper wearing these black dad-socks & you just know his feet kinda smelled” (Ugh I miss The OC.)
With Max Irons it’s like erasing all those weird-Ryan feelings and being okay with liking him. Because he’s a hotter version with potentially less-smelly feet.
5. I have this love-hate relationship with Saoirse Ronan
And it’s not her fault at all. But it’s not my fault either, so it gets really tricky. Because I usually like to have someone to blame.
First we can blame her parents for naming her Saoirse because I will NEVER EVER be able to say it. I don’t care how many people have told me her name, I’ll never get it right. Don’t get me started on the spelling.
Secondly, she INTERRUPTED the amazingly hot sex scene between Keira Knightley & James McAvoy in Atonement and then DESTROYED their relationship. Yeah, yeah yeah she wrote them an epic love story in the end but that was not “atonement” for me because she INTERRUPTED A SEX SCENE WITH JAMES MCAVOY. Don’t make me say it again. Typing it hurts like seeing it happen for the first time all over again.
Thirdly she is in The Lovely Bones & I couldn’t get past READING the scene in the book I would never make myself watch the movie. I don’t do sad sister stuff.
So Saoirse and I aren’t off to a good start. I really need The Host to convince me she is the greatest of all time and somehow teach me how to say & spell her name.
6. New movies with hot guys give you the excuse to do this in the movie theater:
And acting 2nd-hand embarrassing in public is always a plus…
Who else is excited about The Host? Am I the only one who remembers that scene with Ryan’s gross black socks from The OC?