Sooo disappointed:(

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Doc Creed

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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.
 
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Neesy

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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?"
Welcome - are you really from Newfoundland?

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Maddie

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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.
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Neesy

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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!
Nice!

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

:biggrin2:=D
 
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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!
 

Anni M

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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?"
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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