- Aug 15, 2019
There seems to be nothing but negative feedback regarding this movie. The main problem is the argument that the film couldn't adapt enough of the story. Well, what did you expect from a Hollywood movie. There is only so much you can do in a movie length feature. I thought the film did well to capture the essence of The Dark Tower in a movie format. The main focus of the series is Roland and Walter O'Dim, and especially in that first book. Added to that is Roland's relationship with Jake. I don't think anyone could argue against how good Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey where at the part. I also thought they managed to capture the action sequences of Roland pretty well, especially that final shoot out when Roland's trying to get through the Portal, just after Walter takes Jake. Not to mention the scene at the small town, where Roland shoot a guy from miles away. Does anyone agree? Stephen even said that he found the movie enjoyable and did a good job at getting the basic ideas of The Dark Tower down in a single feature length film. I dont know how the people who call this terrible can say that the new IT is a masterpiece. Makes no sense. The new IT relied on nothing but jump scares and turned the basic premise into nothing more than a Conjuring - Hollywood Era - cash grab. True, I was a bit sceptical of the Director, who I had never heard of, and the fact that it was written by Akiva Goldsman, for those of you who don't know Goldsman is the guy who wrote Batman & Robin, that gives you an idea of the calibre of screenwriter. Although, the director brought in his own screenwriter and heavily re-wrote Goldsman's script. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this, agree or disagree.