One movie is not enough

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board is open 8:30am ET Tuesdays to 4pm ET Thursdays. Posts cannot be made outside of board hours.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.


New Member
Nov 8, 2018

I have read the Dark Tower series twice. Once was the first four books in Hungarian and the rest in German. That was long ago.

And then I watched the movie.

After the movie I re-read the Dark Tower series again, this time in German from the beginning to the end.

I must say, that the movie does not even approach the quality of any of the Dark Tower books. I have no idea about making movies, but I suspect, that the narrative style of Mr. King used in the Dark Tower books might be impossible to reproduce in a movie.

Even if the quality of the movie would even approach the text quality of the books, on movie is simply not enough for such a great work. Not every book of the series might fill out one movie, but I do think, that at least 4 or 5 movies could be made of the series. The Dark Tower movie simplifies the story in a manner, that is simply not acceptable -- except, if we state, that the movie shows a different story. Despite the fact, that Idris Elba was a formidable Roland, there was no Sarah, no Eddie and no Billy Blumber :)

I do really hope, that one day I will see a series of movies with the original Dark Tower story.
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019 Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback!