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Controversial Opinion...

Discussion in 'Dreamcatcher' started by Takoren, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Takoren

    Takoren Well-Known Member

    I actually didn't think it was too bad. It wasn't good, really, but this one has such a bad rep that by the time I watched it I was convinced that I was in for a couple of hours of pure sh!t. But I enjoyed myself.

    Ultimately, I didn't care for the book. Maybe that's why the movie didn't bother me so much; I wasn't expecting much, and I got a little more than I expected; good performances from the four leads and decent effects.

    I certainly would not rank it as the worst King movie I've ever seen, even if it would be in the bottom ten.
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It would have been good if not for Morgan Freeman's eyebrows. Good Lawd, I'm glad I had a big flat screen TV because otherwise I don't think I would've seen anything but brow.....
  3. Takoren

    Takoren Well-Known Member

    LOL, I too wondered just what was with those eyebrows? Did they think it made him look crazier? Because it made him look like he'd stepped out of a Rankin/Bass Christmas special!
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...felonious assault on the eyebrows...now you know how he ended up at Shawshank.....
  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  7. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Sorry to join the party late but I just watched this, I finished the book quite recently.

    I mostly agree with everything that's been said - it was not as bad as it gets made out to be, Morgan freeman's eyebrows were ridiculous, and SOME of the acting was good.

    I didn't like kurtz as a character in the book so only someone like morgan Freeman could make him good, and he did. I thought young duddits was excellent, old duddits not so much. I thought Henry, Pete and beaver were all really good, drunk acting is very hard to pull off but Pete did it well, and I'm a fan of Jason Lee in the Jay & Silent Bob films.

    Jonesy was OK at best until he became Mr grey. I mean really, a stereotypical English butler? I wanted to punch the telly when came on. That was horrible acting. And that ending......I just can't find the words to describe how stupid and bad it was.

    So, apart from the ending and Jonesy/Mr Grey, not a bad film adaptation.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  8. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Well, there was quite a bit of the actual thing. :eek:

    I liked it, for the most part, but I would have liked it better without that reveal about Duddits at the end.

    And I agree young Duds was very cool. ;-D
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  9. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I liked the movie, for the most part, and I liked the alternate ending much better.
    But, I liked the book... for the most part as well...
    I normally don't care for King movies since they don't have time, in a movie, to do them justice. Mini-series... like It and the Stand... that's the way to go.
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