Weekend movies: Will Stephenie Meyer fans ignore critics’ A-bombing of “The Host?

Is there life after “Twilight,” Stephenie Meyer? At least at the movies?

Critics, who carped away at various installments of “The Twilight Saga” are almost uniform in their scorn, or at least dismissal of Meyer’s follow-up book-turned-film, “The Host.”

Not terrible reviews. Just all negative. Almost all. I went easier on it than some, but man.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” got off quite a bit easier. Stupid, but some fun bits. Having a sense of humor might have helped Stephenie Meyer.

“On the Road” opens in most markets this weekend. Not great, not terrible. Not “The Host,” that’s for sure. It has a sense of a time, a place and a restless need to wander, to be somewhere you’re not. Right now. Mixed reviews on that one.

Nothing mixed about “Room 237,” the deconstruction, by fanatics, of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” Fascinating for a film buff.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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