I used to work on a sci-fi magazine that had three rules for extended content: magic, monsters, aliens. During that time I chained seven seasons of Buffy on boxset and upped my count of monster movies, to put me on an equal geek footing with the rest of the office.
What’s this got to do with a clip of The Host 2, the Google robots are wondering as they scan my copy (and you’re probably reaching that point, too). Well, when I saw The Host it seemed to bring together an awesome, very un-Hollywood monster movie, with the kind of kick-ass humour Joss Whedon slotted throughout Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Judging by the first clip from The Host 2, the same principles apply in the sequel. We can’t wait.
Make sure you stick around for the comparison shots between the special effects and the clean footage at the end of the clip.