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Action, Alternative Reality, Fantasy - Sourcery

The Dark Tower (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name
Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel
Director Nikolaj Arcel
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick
Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the universe, protecting it from the demons and devils outside. The Man in Black is using children’s minds to destroy it, and his attempts cause disruptions throughout the worlds. Young Jake dreams and records the images, and finds his way though a portal to another world where he joins the last Gunslinger in his attempts to protect the tower.
Content Mostly battles between the Gunslinger and the Man in Black, or the Man in Black’s henchmen (who are apparently rat people). Some travels through the portals, and across the landscape of other worlds.
A View Just for once I would have liked the film to be longer since most of it seemed to be exposition. I was unaware of the troubles it had been through and I quote Robbie Collin who said this on the Radio 5 film programme. “It is if you had ordered a washing machine, but when you opened the box it contained a door, and a drum and a few bits of rubber. You know what they are getting at, but still it is not a washing machine”. So not really a coherant story then.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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