I saw The Host
last week and enjoyed it quite a bit. Good scifi, great lead and it was visually stunning. And the romantic angle that might have people concerned is hardly there.
As for Man of Steel
and The Dark Knight Rises
, I thought those were among the best superhero movies to come out over the last decade because they were anything but "more of the same". Even a year later I don't have a full understanding of why The Avengers
is so popular. As entertaining as it was, it's the epitome of "more of the same".