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The Dark Tower (2017)
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I'm not hearing good things about this. A shame, looks like it probably won't turn into a tv show.



Lol, what were they thinking making this only 95 minutes long?


Sounds like there was heavy editing battles backstage.

Wait these many years for the adaptation...then they end up making up on the cheap in Eastern Europe with some no-name director, and butcher the final edit. Just great.


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Sounds like there was heavy editing battles backstage.

Wait these many years for the adaptation...then they end up making up on the cheap in Eastern Europe with some no-name director, and butcher the final edit. Just great.


Yep, seems like it potentially might have all been for nothing. It's a shame if Idris Elba was squandered.


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As someone who's never read the book. Can I go see this and enjoy it as just a fun movie etc.


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As someone who's never read the book. Can I go see this and enjoy it as just a fun movie etc.



yes...

i've never read any of the books either


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yes...

i've never read any of the books either
cool, cheers


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this is a pretty good movie... haven't read the books but a friend told me that they used several parts of the 1st book and a couple others.

I enjoyed this.. unlike others I do not let critics sway me one way or the other, I go and judge for myself.. that being said again if this makes money I will laugh so damn hard at people..

8/10
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, you've convinced me not to see it. thumb up


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Lol at box office being indicative of the movie's quality. thumb up


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cool, cheers


i will prolly read the novels when i get the chance...


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Lol at box office being indicative of the movie's quality. thumb up


Then i guess other movies with a poor box office is dogshit too..... roll eyes (sarcastic)


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Watched this. I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it on some level. Idris Elba and Matthew Mchanahey (**** I don't want to look up how to spell his name) are both somewhat interesting, and even the kid is pretty good. I was interested enough to see where it was going, but I found myself laughing at it on several occasions and it really didn't go anywhere interesting. It's a bad movie. I was actually cheering for the monsters and demons and whatnot to be unleashed. They aren't shown enough. Seems like the film could have easily had another 20 or 30 minutes to make it more interesting. Instead it feels like just a half-assed attempt at sci-fi/fantasy. To me there is a disconnect between the technology and modern worlds and the fantasy elements and more archaic realms (is that the right word?) and the Man in Black's sorcery. And it really felt like the mythology wasn't layed out well enough. I can totally see why critics slammed this. It's a bad movie.

Oh, did I mention the terrible Coca-Cola product placement?

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Oh, I just got more interest in this. I didn't realize Jackie Earle Haley is in it.

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He's great on Preacher.


He is extremely underused and just sort of [SPOILER - highlight to read]: gets shot and hit by a car and dies... haha.. I laughed at that part.


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