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Will Watch This One Soon...

Discussion in 'Dreamcatcher' started by 91rewoT, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I just picked this up at a pawn shop for a measly $1! Reread the book recently, so am looking forward to watching this for the first time!
  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Just my opinion, but the book was sooooo much better than the movie.
  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I usually like the books better than the movies. i try to read the books first before watching the movies.
  4. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    I enjoyed the book immensely, but then I enjoyed the movie as well. For $1 you got a real bargain.
    I don't think you will be disappointed with the adaptation, if I was asked to categorise it as good or bad. I'd have to say, to use the parlance of the book, that it was a..
    (If you find strong language offensive do not open the spoiler, or read "Dreamcatcher")
  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I liked the movie a lot, especially on subsequent viewings. I think the book is far superior, but the movie is still definitely worth watching.
  6. Neesy

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

    Well I have not seen the entire movie (just caught a bit of it on TV once) but I enjoyed the book. The above actor is one that I like watching so that did help a bit.

    "Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space".
  7. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    I recently rewatched this for a Trivia Game. Not bad, entertaining, and watchable. It is definitely no Shawshank...but not bad at all :)
  8. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    The movie hardly does it justice.
  9. kingricefan

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

    I like the book and thought the movie was an okay adaption- the first part showing the friends together is great but after it the army shows up it's kinda loses it for me. I can't get over the eyebrows that Morgan Freeman is sporting in his role- what were they thinking???? They're scarier than the Ripleys!
  10. Wasp27

    Wasp27 Well-Known Member

    The book is one of my faves, but I think this adaptation is actually pretty good. I own the movie and rewatched it recently and was surprised at how closely it followed the book, except the end!!! But I really liked Damien Lewis and Thomas jane(?)
  11. kingricefan

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

    Amazon has listed the release date of the blu-ray edition of Dreamcatcher as September 16th!
  12. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Sh!tweasels!! (I'll see myself out...)
  13. kingricefan

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

    Morgan Freeman's eyebrows are scarier to me....;;D
  14. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    While I enjoyed much of the early part of Dreamcatcher (the book), I felt it lost its way when the army got involved and, overall, didn't really work. The film made a valiant attempt to capture the book but, inevitably, followed a similar rather rambling and unsatisfactory path through to its conclusion.
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  15. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    Had a great cast but the film was disappointing IMO
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  16. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Never seen the movie. I own it, but can't bring myself to watch it.
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  17. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    I liked the movie :)

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