Well, here we go. The Host has another new trailer. This one is something of an “add on” trailer, as it isn’t exactly a completely different look, it’s just rather extended.
This one takes us quite a ways (I think) through the development, as we get all the way to the secret hideout bits, and the “is she, or isn’t she” really gets a chance to raise its head. Plus, there’s quite a bit more of the frosty-eyed ones showing their faces.
It’s hard for me to shy away from anything sci-fi, although I have to balance that with the Twilight aspects involved here, but I don’t know what to make of this still. It looks weird, and more trailer isn’t changing the fact. Weird is relative, and probably hard to pinpoint given the subject matter here, but I mean that in the sense of an overworked story that doesn’t seem to amount to much.
My real question at this point is about the overplay of “from the author of the Twilight series.” I’m not sure what to make of that. Not that you could get away with downplaying that, I suppose, and I’m led to understand the Twilight series made enough money that you’d be happy to bankroll anything we get to stick that quote on, but it doesn’t seem like you’re expanding your audience with it.
I’m anything but convinced that Saoirse Ronan made a genius career choice here, but I will say this… I’m moderately intrigued, and that’s a lot more than Twilight managed.
At any rate, take a look at the new trailer, and let me know if you’re interested in this one.