The Dark Tower Review

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That means Sony made a movie that MRC and author King both had veto power over. But from there, the film they are tasked to is a odd brew of streamlining - minimizing its multiversal epherma as background noise, and striving to produce a stand-alone adventure that turns King's multi-volume saga, one that connects nearly every book he's written to some degree, into a troublingly flat affair.

As we prepare to climb The Dark Tower and bring Stephen King's fantasy opus to our screens, it looks like we are heading to the Wild West for a shootout with those critical reviews.

IdrisElba and Matthew McConaugheystarrer "The Dark Tower" had its premiere in NY as it approaches its release date of August 4. Jake's mom thinks he needs psychological help and is having trouble coping with the death of his father, whom he lost in a fire.

The Dark Tower as written by Stephen King is worth the weeks or months it takes to read all eight books, but the 95-minute film doesn't do the source material justice at all. At times, the film feels like a family-friendly buddy comedy, while at others, a genuine horror film. But in doing so, The Dark Tower loses all of its intended epic heft. Although Elba ("The Wire", "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") is extremely talented, he, like the movie, is merely OK as this last gunslinger. Ultimately, he urges movie fans to go see it if only to "learn from it and try to be better despite of it".

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Matthew McConaughey, on the other hand, struggled to determine the film's tone, just like his director. Let us know in the comments! The actor's performance is sure to snag a nomination at the end of the year - but it will mostly likely be for a Razzie, instead of an Oscar. There's another fun scene where Roland finds himself being questioned by a doctor inside a NYC hospital, but they double down on that fish-outta-water angle in a later scene that's just skin-crawlingly corny (it involves Roland eating a hot dog).

It seems hard to believe the film was given such a puny budget of only $60 million. EW has confirmed that The Dark Tower adaptation will indeed consist of movies and a TV show that's set to premiere in 2018.

The film is not quite as terrible as rumours of confused test audiences and frenzied last-minute editing might have suggested, says the Hollywood Reporter. It's now on track to make somewhere around $25 million this weekend, but the accessibility of the story seemed to be a concern throughout the making of the film, leading to a series of creative clashes between the filmmakers and executives at Sony. The cast includes some of the finest actors available, including Matthew McConaughey as Walter the Sorcerer, Idris Elba as the Gunslinger Roland, and Tom Taylor as Jake. However, if you were hoping to see an adequate adaptation of King's highly celebrated works, you'll want to hold out for someone else's attempt. I can already picture John McCain strolling into a theater this weekend, giving a dramatic thumbs down, killing The Dark Tower forever.

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