The Host (2013)

TheHostDespite the fact that “The Host” has all the needed ingredients to be a good movie, it turns out to be a mediocre one. The idea of an extraterrestrial life taking over a human body is not a new one (See the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers“, 1978). There is however some originality in the fact that the human consciousness remains along with the invader in the human body as well as the benevolent nature of the invaders. This provides for a totally different story A story and film which does not turn as good as it could have been. It is hard to believe that “The Host” was created by Andrew Niccol, the director and writer of Gattaca, one of the best science fiction movies ever and writer of “The Truman Show” which is one of its kind.

My rating: 05/10

Iron Man 3 (2013)

IronMan3  A female friend of mine mentioned yesterday that 95% of men stop maturing at the age of sixteen to eighteen. Well, it should have hurt my feelings but it did not! Was it the 5% left or the feeling deep inside that, well, part of me is really still a kid that really enjoys a real good tale? Probably it is the second case 🙂

Well, Iron Man 3 is such a tale. Despite the fact it is the 3rd sequel, it does keep its freshness, delivers a good show and whoever enjoyed Iron Man 1 and 2, will certainly enjoy this one too. It does have a touch of philosophy too: the film opens with the quote “we create our own daemons”. How true… Don’t get too frustrated though: philosophy ends there!

My rating (for its kind of course) : 08/10

Supernova (2000)

SupernovaIt is unbelievable: this film had three (3) directors, mainly attributed to Walter Hill but among them is Francis Ford Coppola (uncredited)! Well, it reminds me of a proverb: “Too many captains run the ship ashore”. Acting? Awful. Avoid it.

My rating: 04/10