Team Twilight Or
Team Host?

We’ve got to hand it to Stephenie Meyer for creating imaginative stories with young, sexy men. For the last few years, movie audiences have gotten addicted to the lusty men from Twilight, so it is even possible for the actors in the new film The Host to replace Jacob or Edward in our hearts?


Before the Twilight Saga, we might never have imagined falling in love with a vampire or a werewolf. But Robert Pattinson enticed us with his mysterious goth styling and those soulful blue eyes that reveal a hurt, vulnerable being in contrast with his character's sharp fangs. Who doesn't want to get bit by him?


Taylor Lautner romanced us with his chiseled muscles and boyish good looks, dividing women all over the world into Team Jacob or Team Edward. But alas, Twihards, there’s a new saga with smokin' hot men in town.

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The Host

The new film The Host, based on the book by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer, is about to give vamps and wolves everywhere a run for their money. Opening March 29, The Host is set in the future after an alien invasion that threatens to destroy all of humanity. Aliens called "souls" inhabit human beings and destroy their memories. But a few humans are still willing and able to fight back.

The Host

A young woman named Melanie, played by Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (her first name is pronounced SER-sha), falls in love with Jared, played by Max Irons, the son of Brit actor Jeremy Irons.

At 6 feet, 2 inches, Max is a tall drink of cool water, bringing sexy machismo as a romantic lead. Could he be the next movie hearthrob, kicking Robert Pattinson to the curb?

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The Host

But Max Irons isn't the only hunk in The Host. Jake Abel plays Ian, who's desperate to win the love of Wanda, a "soul" that's inhabiting Melanie's body. Abel worked previously with Saoirse Ronan in 2009's The Lovely Bones, and you may remember him from 2011's I Am Number Four. The 25-year-old actor hails from Canton, Ohio, and is known for his chiseled features and big, dreamy blue eyes.

Who do you think is hotter: Team Twilight or Team Host?

Twilight Saga photo credit: Summit Entertainment; The Host photo credit: Open Road Films


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Comments on "The men of The Host vs. Twilight smackdown: Who's hotter?"

Tasha March 16, 2013 | 2:55 AM

I loved all the twilight movies awesome, I haven't seen the host which looks absolutely interesting, I'm sure it will also be great, Stephanie is a great writer, she's very passionate, so I'd say let's appreciate these wonderful books and movies , there is no need for comparison, there will always be other great movies and books its a never ending thing, I'm just grateful for all those who made it possible for us to enjoy, each and everyone of them are great and unique in their own right.

This is pathetic. March 13, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Okay, this pisses me off. -----, it's STEPHENIE MEYER. Not Stephanie, not Myer, not Meyers, and most definitely not Stephanie Meyers. If you're going to post an (idiotic, shallow) article, AT LEAST keep it true to the facts and with proper grammar. Say it with me. STEPHENIE MEYER. S-T-E-P-H-E-N-I-E M-E-Y-E-R. With an E. Stephenie. There you go. Also, have you actually read the books?! You don't judge how good a book is by the hotness of the male characters in the movie. If everyone did that, Twilight would have died in 2008 with Rob. Only a select few can look past the horror of the movie and love the books for what they are, which is beautiful. Stop comparing Twilight to things like the Hunger Games and the Host. Each fandom stands completely individual and on its own. -A

Mariska DH March 12, 2013 | 5:16 AM

Twilight might be over & The Host is started to being a bog movie in the box office.But i think Twilight is more better than The Host.Twilight always have a new stories in new chapter of the book..and it very inspired me.Thanks for Stephenie Meyer for bringing this amazing movie9Twilight)in this world??

jackie March 11, 2013 | 7:59 PM

yes, i agree with all the previous comments. even though twilight was the first movie, the host is very much different from the story to the characters. so stop with the "team ian or team jared" concept.

Kelly March 11, 2013 | 6:21 PM

The writer is acting which leading men are HOTTER.... not comparing the two books storylines. Personally, I think the men in The Host are hotter than Twilight... but I do love my vampires!

Jane March 11, 2013 | 5:41 PM

I agree with what everyone else said. It's not fair to compare The Host and Twilight, these two books are completely different from each other. The Host was x1000 times better than Twilight will ever be and has much deeper meaning in it than Twilight does (or ever will). There is no love triangle going on in The Host, so stop saying that.

Rachel March 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Agreeing with the above comments. The Host and Twilight are completely and utterly different. No 'love triangle' is possible when both of the guys are in love with different girls. Ian does not love Melanie and I quote: "Melanie is a very pretty girl, but she's not the one I care about." He loves Wanda who loves him. Wanda does love Jared too, but that is because of how she sees him in Melanie's memories. Jared loves Melanie and Melanie loves Jared. There's no IanxMelaniexJared triangle going on at all. Therefore, stop comparing Twilight to The Host. It's not one girl and two guys. It's two girls and two guys. Get it right or get out.

Really?! March 11, 2013 | 1:50 PM

You can't compare these two books. It is like comparing day and night. They are completely different. There are no teams. What a DUMB article. Most fans of either of these books like both. It is stupid to make us choose.

Brianna March 11, 2013 | 1:12 PM

I will repeat what Megan said. The caption for the last picture is WRONG. Ian is not "desperate to win Melanie's love". He is desperate to win Wanda's love, and he does. Wanderer is the soul who inhabits Melanie's BODY and Wanderer and Ian fall in love. Ian does NOT love Melanie. It would be GREAT if this caption was fixed.

Megan March 11, 2013 | 12:58 PM

It IS NOT A LOVE TRIANGLE. It is a love box. Max's character loves melanie, the human. Jake's character loves Wanda, the soul. Two beings in one body. BUT jake does not love melanie. Read the book to get the full love box meaning.

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