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The Dark Tower Series

  1. Aug 3, 2017 #1

    Kerrie

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    I am on book IV Wizard and Glass. Anyone else read these? I am interested in seeing The Dark Tower movie. It's one of the few science fiction series that has got my interest.
     
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    Read the series but I'm not too sure about the film. Films based on books so often disappoint. I did not like the TV version of "Under the Dome".. My wife does not like McConaughey so I may not see it in the theater.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2017 #3

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    The film got one of the worst reviews I've ever seen on Rotten Tomatoes. Even Idris Elba can't save it from being awful.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2017 #4
    Boss Lady's orders, we see the movie tonight. (Idris makes her purrrrrr.)
     
  6. Aug 3, 2017 #5

    Kerrie

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    I have read that too which is disappointing.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2017 #6

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    Yeah, the trailer made it look like exactly the kind of semi-mindless action adventure that I enjoy but I've never found anything with anywhere near that low a rating that I've liked. I've watched a movie or two that had a 50 or so and they were, as advertised, not very good (at best). At 20, I can't imagine this one will be any good.
     
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  8. Aug 3, 2017 #7

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    Movies based on Stephen King novels have not had the best track record in terms of film adaptations, so I'm not entirely surprised that The Dark Tower film have received such negative reviews.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2017 #8
    Okay, first off, I've not read the books. Boss Lady has. She said they did a fair job of telling the story, that the book was vastly more complex and that word-for-word wouldn't have worked in a single movie. I thought it was a fun movie.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2017 #9
    Rendering the entire series of books into a single movie is an impossible task. The film is bound to disappoint a lot of people who liked the books because of the changes they've made. I haven't seen the film yet, but I intend to look at it the same way I looked at the TV series Hannibal (which also had a lot of similar changes from the original movie and book) - it's an alternate universe version of the story. I don't know if that viewpoint will make the movie more enjoyable for me or not, but I'm still going to give it a chance.
    In my opinion, the only way they could do real justice to the DT books would be a series on Netflix or HBO.
     
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