So I loved the book. I was so mad when
The intricacies of the Dream Catcher being the minds of the boys was well done. I felt a little more explanation could've been given, but I got the idea. The chase scene is monumental in the book and ends on a sad note. In the movie, you get a campy twisted, straight-from-left-field version that left me wanting to tear into the movie screen. Also, right when the helicopters take off to give chase, I felt like a new director had taken over and the movie switches tones almost entirely. I know of no one who thought the movie was good. Which IS a shame because I felt like the 1st 45 minutes of the film were perfect! Right down to the cabin and how it looked on the inside! I kid you not; it looked almost exactly what I had pictured when I read the words on the page.
I think, given money and time, take that 1st 45 minutes and redo the 2nd half of the movie. It could be done. I actually shouted out; "NO!" and slammed my hand on the book. I was that moved.