My verdict: It turns out that The Host wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. It certainly wasn't a great movie, but it wasn't deplorable, either. There was some pretty impressive footage of the American Southwest. Sometimes the voice-overs were cheesy-sounding , but the rest of the acting was functional, if not remarkable. The attitudes of several characters concerning Wanda changed too quickly to be believable (but that's the writers' fault, not the actors'). And it was hard to take any of the alien characters seriously because of their eyes. A couple of the actors looked similar enough to be hard to tell apart. A lot of the 'science' of the show was ridiculous (e.g. growing wheat in a cave by using mirrors to acquire sunlight).
 See my RiffTrax reviews of the five Twilight movies here, here, here, and here.
 How come no one ever noticed that she was having a one-sided conversation?
Close-up of an Eye is by SarahCartwright, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahcartwright/369063792/.