So, three posters for ‘The Host’ came out yesterday, and let’s just be clear about one thing. I am excited for this movie! However, I’m just not so sure the posters themselves are correctly conveying what the movie is about. Then again, there are three different messages, so let’s see if other sites will get it.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and takes place in a future where a parasitic alien species is nearly finished wiping out the human population by taking over the consciousness of each person. A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie Stryder’s (Saoirse Ronan) consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl. Two trailers in, I’m still not entirely sure what the film is about, but I’m interested to see [director Andrew] Niccol’s take on a teen sci-fi romance film even if these new posters look like perfume advertisements.
Oh jeez. Perfume advertisements? Really? Even if I didn’t know what the movie was about, I would hardly suspect the posters to be about fragrances. At the very least, it’s about stylish drag racers… or something like that.
What’s really irritating is that MTV found the “Choose to Love” poster, with Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons sweetly drenched together, a bit too much like a Nicholas Sparks tearjerker flick. Wait, what?!
Because, after all, while there’s plenty of action and intrigue in the sci-fi drama (which hits theaters March 29), at its heart, “The Host” is all about the love shared by two of the last surviving humans on Earth—and the lengths they’ll go to to be together. Which, come to think of it, kind of does sound like something Nicholas Sparks’ great-great-great grandson would pen in the year 2312.
via MTV Hollywood Crush.
Ugh! I hate to agree with MTV on this, but they’re right! This idea really upsets me. The only difference between the Sparks’ posters and The Host poster is the overlaying tagline, which is already annoying enough as it is. Well, at least there are two other posters.
Clearly my favorite is the “Choose to Believe” poster with Saoirse Ronan standing front and center between Max Irons and Jake Abel, because who doesn’t like to look at two good looking fellas. And even though the “Choose to Fight” poster should not be confused with an actual advertisement of any sort, I find that the shadows of Diane Kruger‘s feet make it look too much as if they’re pointed in awkwardly. It bugs me.
So, what do you all think? Is there some validity to what’s been said about these posters? Do you have a favorite?