Recently at the premiere for Stephenie Meyer-produced film, Austenland, she comments on the dismal box office returns and poor reviews that The Host received. This is the first time that we have really heard anything from anyone involved in the film about how bad it did.
“The sad thing is The Host got punished for Twilight,” says Meyer. “There was such a stigma from Twilight. And because I had done The Host, it got trashed in the reviews. We got kicked around for Twilight.”
“The reviews are not reflective of the film itself,” she adds of The Host.
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But Meyer says she has taken solace watching The Host pick up since it’s been released on iTunes.
“People are going onto iTunes and asking, ‘Why are the reviews of the movie so bad, the movie is really good,’ ” says Meyer.
I don’t think it got trashed simply because it was related to Stephenie Meyer and Twilight. If it was an outstanding film, critics would have to give the whole production the credit it deserved. To each his own. I am sure this is not deterring her from writing the second novel, which she apparently is already working on now. Whether we will see a follow-up film, that is still up in the air. At the premiere of The Host, one of the producers was dead set on making the second book into a film, but I do not think anyone was expecting it to do so bad.
Source: USA Today