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Sooo disappointed:(

Discussion in 'Bag of Bones' started by susanofnewfoundland, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. susanofnewfoundland

    susanofnewfoundland New Member

    I was so excited when I heard that the movie was being made. Pierce Brosnan would not have been my choice for Mr. Noonan but I was still excited, so much so that I reread the book in anticipation of the movie - BIG MISTAKE. . It begs the question "How involved was Mr. King in the writing of this screen play?"
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. While I don't think it was by any means the best adaptation, it was far from the worst.
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  4. CrimsonKingAH

    CrimsonKingAH LOVE & PEACE

    Welcome to SKMB
    I get excited about any and all film's made of SK's writings... and always sad that none have lived up to the words. I still love the movies... I just remind myself that it would literally be impossible to put all that genius on film.. hahahaha
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Hiya Susan!...I agree, it was a mediocre effort at best and I felt Brosnan was wildly miscast....
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    If I hadn't known it was connected to King's book I would say it was an okay movie, but as an adaptation it was abysmal. I don't think this is attributed to Mick Garris, really, but to the script (as you point out). It needed to be at least two more hours. The audience didn't have time to see the meaningful relationship develop between Mike and Mattie or witness pivotal emotional moments in the novel that helped grease the cogs of a semi-complicated plot. Brosnan brought his best to the game but, ultimately, he was miscast. Too old.
    Things I liked:
    Max Devore character
    The cabin had the right look and atmosphere (although considerably much smaller than the book)
    The scenes with Sara singing at the fair.

    As always, we still have the book. One of his best.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
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  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome - are you really from Newfoundland?

    11-22-63 Welcome.JPG
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  10. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    White cheddar????? More possible disappointment.
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  11. susanofnewfoundland

    susanofnewfoundland New Member

    Yes I am from Newfoundland although I am not living there now, my husband and I are looking into purchasing a retirement property there close to my sister and brother. I call the greater Ottawa area home right now!
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  12. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Completely agree! :)
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  13. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    I thought they did a wonderful job with this movie, its one that I watch over and over again. It was my first Stephen King book and so I already loved the story, and though the movie may have had a few differences, it was still telling that story, and so I love them both. :tickled_pink:

    I would agree with Doc Creed that it could have been longer, but for the enjoyment of having more of it, I thought the atmosphere and setting were so excellent, the entire cast was perfect. I thought Pierce Brosnan as Mike made him as irresistible and charming, as he came across in the book , and I thought it was very well done.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    I lived in Ottawa from around 1987 to 1990

    There's also a really nice member on here who's from Newfoundland

    I liked Ottawa a lot but then we got posted to Edmonton after that

  15. presto123

    presto123 Member

    I thought the series was OK, but they forgot to add the "creepiness" factor that made the book so great. The cabin was good, but way too many of the scenes were too brightly lit. Usually I'm complaining about the opposite in horror movies. The scenes are so dark that you wonder why the heck the characters don't turn some lights on. Lets go explore these scary sounds in a totally dark house. haha!
  16. Anni M

    Anni M Beta-Tester */ Moderator Moderator

    Hello, Susan and a genuine welcome from one Canadian to another! I agree with your post... Miscast, although the acting didn't suck too badly.
    The only adaptations I really dug were Pet Sematary, The Stand (Gary Sinise saves the day!) and perhaps It. Storm of the Century was amazing, however, it was not an adaptation. Bought the tie-in book and loved it. But I digress. The Dark Tower as a film/mini-series, whatever...I Just Don't Know. The casting feels off and I say this with no prejudice to the actor who plays Roland.
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  17. Anni M

    Anni M Beta-Tester */ Moderator Moderator

    Speaking of adaptations, a question to our dear Main Mod. Any word on a movie/mini series for Mr. Mercedes?
  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    They've done some casting and I think it may have begun filming but don't quote me on that. My recollection is that it won't be aired until sometime in 2018.
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  19. Anni M

    Anni M Beta-Tester */ Moderator Moderator

    , Thank you! :)
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  20. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

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