Knowing that they could NEVER do any kind of straight adaptation of this series, I didn't expect it to be just like the books, but what disturbed me most is how much they downplayed everything. They made Walter look like Dr. Evil, running his little minions when he is not really that small. The defeatist attitude of Roland, not really the driving quest you expect of a knight like him. Also the village, not enough of the reverence for the gunslingers and not enough of the mystery of the ones that came before and North Central Positronics. I don't think they did enough to establish the ancient nature of the whole thing. Just kind of jumped right into the middle without ANY backstory. The cast was pretty good and would have done more with better writing. Not being any kind of regular on boards like this, my opinion may not count for much, but there it is. Still, I'll have to see any further movies and if the TV series happens, I'll be there too. Just feels like it was not enough. Hoping for more the next go round.