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The Host: la pureté de l'âme

Publication: 28/03/2013 10:04

Alors que la Terre est envahie par une entité venue d'ailleurs, une jeune femme est capturée. Cette dernière lutte contre l'être qui tente de la posséder et cherche à retrouver l'homme qu'elle ne peut pas oublier ainsi que sa famille.

Après l'immense succès de sa Saga du désir interdit (les quatre romans connus sous le nom anglais de Twilight), c'est maintenant autour de The Host (à ne pas confondre avec l'excellent film de monstres coréen du même titre) de la romancière Américaine Stephenie Meyer de se voir adapter au cinéma. Petit spécialiste de la science-fiction, le réalisateur d'origine néo-zélandaise Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) a lui-même signé l'adaptation de ce film conçu d'abord pour plaire à un public adolescent ou de jeunes adultes.

Si l'aspect science-fiction pique un tant soit peu la curiosité au départ, l'aspect intriguant cède rapidement le pas à une romance mièvre et imbuvable dans la seconde partie du film. The Host se présente comme une version ado et cucul du célèbre Invasion of the Body Snatchers (les corps restent les mêmes, mais les esprits sont contrôlés), la romance en plus, mais le suspense et l'horreur en moins.

Il y a bien quelques éléments de réflexion qui se parsème de temps à autre comme la façon de concevoir le monde, mais tout cela est peu approfondi. L'intrigue tourne davantage à la dérive et se limite à un triangle amoureux dans lequel on n'y croit pas une seconde. Ce n'est pourtant pas la faute de l'actrice principale, la jeune et talentueuse comédienne Saoirse Ronan qui, de par ses gestes et son regard, s'efforce par tous les moyens de faire passer l'émotion, mais c'est peine perdue. Faut dire qu'elle est entourée par deux compagnons masculins (Max Irons et Jake Abel) dont le jeu maladroit ne dépasse guère ceux de la triste série Twilight.

Au moins, il y a William Hurt, qui, malgré un personnage mal développé et paternaliste, arbore une certaine présence à l'ensemble. Capable de beaucoup mieux, le réalisateur Andrew Niccol soigne sa mise en scène, mais on le sent coincé et peu à l'aise a manoeuvrer dans cet univers réducteur et simpliste (mettons qu'on est pas mal loin de l'intelligence et de la complexité de Gattaca). Ce dernier est incapable de générer le moindre suspense à ce film boiteux et sans vie. Il manque décidément une "âme" à ce film.

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VOIR AUSSI Des images de la première de Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

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  • Kristen Stewart; Robert Pattinson

    Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart; Robert Pattinson

    Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Elizabeth Reaser

    Elizabeth Reaser attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jackson Rathbone

    Jackson Rathbone attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Kiernan Shipka

    Kiernan Shipka attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Lautner

    Taylor Lautner, right, poses for fans at the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Julianne Hough

    Julianne Hough attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene

    From left, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, and Ashley Greene attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Stephenie Meyer

    Stephenie Meyer attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart,

    Stephenie Meyer, left, and Kristen Stewart attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Robert Pattinson; Stephenie Meyer

    Robert Pattinson, left, and Stephenie Meyer attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Lautner; Kristen Stewart; Stephenie Meyer; Robert Pattinson

    From left, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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    Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

 
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