The Dark Tower

DarkTower-covOnce again a movie that was widely trashed by the critics (16% on Rotten Tomatoes ! — although it did well at the box office and the audience score is at 46% — the overall critical response being that it is “incomprehensible to newbies and wildly unfaithful and simplistic to fans of King’s books”) but which I greatly enjoyed. Despite not having read Stephen King’s series, I had no problem following and understanding the story. The storytelling was well paced and I found the background of the story quite interesting: what’s not to like about a universe that mixes dark fantasy’s wizards and western’s gunslingers! The acting is rather good, and, although the story itself is not exceedingly great (it feel like an relatively ordinary YA movie), it is quite entertaining. A sequel is considered and a TV series is in production at Amazon. stars-3-0

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