The Host

The Host (2013)

21 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Wanderer and Melanie first start to work together to escape, she walks out onto the balcony above a pool and places her hands on the railing, very close to one of the vertical dividers of the railing. The camera pans down to the pool then cuts back up to her. Suddenly, she is equal distance from the vertical dividers on her left and right, and the doors and windows she just walked through have disappeared behind her. (00:22:50)

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Continuity mistake: After discovering Wanderer, Uncle Jeb quickly points his shotgun at Kyle as Kyle is about to decapitate Wanderer. As it cuts to a close up of Uncle Jeb, the shadows of the tree are suddenly on his chest, whereas they were not in the previous shot. (00:32:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Seeker's car hits the back of the stopped humans' truck under the bridge, the impact forces the human passenger to drop his gun; based on the angle, we expect it is tossed backwards about 10-20 feet - and lands beside the truck's right side. When the female Seeker arrives and approaches the truck, she picks up the gun from about 50 feet behind (and left of) the truck. The position of the crashed Seeker's car would have blocked the gun from going any further. Also; we see her pick up the gun from a very sharp sun/shade borderline - but in the wide shots, we can't even tell where the shade ends and the sun begins - no borderline at all. Also the closeup shows the gun on the right of the double-yellow line, but the wide shot shows it between the 2 yellow lines as she picks it up. (01:02:45)


Continuity mistake: When Wanda is shopping in the store she is wearing brown pants. When she leaves the store her pants are grey.

Continuity mistake: When the Seeker approaches Wanda, Ian, and Jared (after killing Wes), Jeb comes up from behind and shoots the Seeker. While lying on the ground the Seeker is feeling around for her gun. The gun moves slightly when her hand touches it. When the camera angle is moved to above them, it shows the gun about a foot away from her outstretched hand, thus making it impossible for her to have been able to touch it or make it move.

Continuity mistake: When Jared and Kyle are being chased by the Seeker, Kyle is leaning out of the window shooting at the Seeker. When Jared says "no, let him catch us" Kyle sits down and brings his hand in to brace himself. There is no gun in his hand at this point. It reappears when it is knocked out of his hand upon impact.

Continuity mistake: When Wanda is shopping in the store, her cart has no water on it and the food is not boxed. However, when leaving, suddenly 3 bottled waters suddenly appear and everything is in boxes.

Continuity mistake: When stealing from the store, Jared is loading the last boxes when a Seeker approaches him. Two boxes are visible on the ground, but when he goes to pick up the Seeker he knocked out they have disappeared.

Audio problem: When preparing to go into the hospital, Wanda looks in the side view window of the car. While speaking about covering her scar with a cut, her mouth never moves.

Continuity mistake: In the glow worm room when Jamie hugs Wanda the second time, his head leans to his right. When they cut to a new angle Jamie's head is suddenly to his left.

Continuity mistake: When the Seeker reports that there are others, two Unimogs can be seen in the wide shot even though one of them just crashed.


Other mistake: After the Seeker says she is confident they will find Jared Howe, Melanie regains some control over her body and causes Wanderer to attack the Seeker. Seeker pins her to a tree and sprays her in the face to knock her out, as which point Wanderer falls to the side out cold. When the camera changes and pulls back, her body is in the wrong position against the tree to have fallen the way she did. The tree is close to her center with her legs out to the right of it and her torso to the left. But the way she fell, all of her should be to the left of the tree except her feet being right at it. (00:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the memory Wanderer has of Melanie and Jared on the couch outside, Jared and Melanie kiss. Just before Jared says "You should sleep" he has his hand on the side of her face. In one angle, his thumb and hand is over her hair, which is slightly tucked back. The angle changes and suddenly her hair is messier and over his thumb. (00:14:05)

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Continuity mistake: As Wanderer is taken to talk with the Seeker for their first session of questioning Melanie's memories, the table in the room is from a camera angle from outside of the window. The legs and all the table are in the shadows with no light visible on the floor from this angle. It cuts to a view from inside and suddenly the lighting has changed, one of the table's legs now being in the light that is now extended out to the table. (00:17:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Healer Fords makes a laser incision on the back of Melanie's neck to place Wanderer's soul in it, Melanie's hair is not tucked in but just pushed down by the Healer's hand. Moments later when he brings Wanderer's soul and begins allowing her to enter Melanie, Melanie's hair is suddenly tucked under her head to be almost in front of her face. It wouldn't have been Healer Fords to move her hair, or he would have done it earlier when making the incision rather than just pushing down on her hair to get it out of the way. (00:03:45 - 00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: To escape the Seekers, Melanie jumps through a window and falls several floors, hitting the ground below as she tries to kill herself. The close up of her landing shows she is on her side, with her left arm out in front of her, and her right arm is draped so that her right hand is resting on her left arm. Moments later when the Seekers come down, her right arm has moved and her hand no longer on her left arm. (00:02:30)

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Audio problem: As Ian is leading Wanda to his room, he asks her what it is like to have both her and Melanie in her head. She responds saying "It's crowded." The camera angle changes to show their faces before she finishes the word "crowded", and her lips are not moving. (01:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie's Aunt comes by and gives Ian some water, but, doesn't give Wanda any, there is a cut to a different angle. When this cut happens, Ian raises his water bottle to drink a second time, and his grip on the scythe changes from holding it below the blade to resting his arm on the blade. The angle cuts yet again and his hand is now back down below the blade. (00:57:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the swamp like area, Wanderer and the Seeker begin walking down the road and talking. As Wanderer asks "In your past lives, have you ever felt anything like this?" As she does, her hair on her right is behind her shoulder. It cuts to a different angle and suddenly that part of her hair is now over her shoulder. (00:19:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Melanie tries to force her car off the road on the way to Fort Worth, the car flips and rolls; the 'cannon' that shoots out the bottom of a car to make it flip is visible. (00:27:20)


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Question: What happens to Melanie's dog that is shown in flashback of her skateboarding with it at the beginning of the movie? She (as an alien) and her hidden family never speak of it at all the whole film.


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