It’s always interesting to be in the aftermath of something that didn’t live up to your expectations. Now that we live in a post Dark Tower movie world, I’m struggling with what I thought of the movie. Of course, I didn’t think it was a great adaptation, or one even worthy of the name The Dark Tower, but it’s also not as terrible as the reviews would have made it seem. Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel, and even Stephen King himself have made it known the plans for this franchise, but now that the dust has settled and the movie is out, I’m left with one question: what now? Read the rest of this entry
The Dark Tower (2017)
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series means a lot to me. A large chunk of my time in college was spent devouring those books, and the tale of Roland and his “Ka-Tet” as they traveled Mid-World to get to the Dark Tower had an incredible hold on my imagination. While some may be Harry Potter fanatics or worship the works of Tolkien, The Dark Tower was the series that latched onto my brain and took me on an adventure I’d never been on before. Naturally, Hollywood has tried to bring the tale of Roland and The Man in Black to the big screen for a long time now. J.J. Abrams tried, and couldn’t crack it. Same for Ron Howard. But now Sony Pictures has seemingly done it, with relatively unknown director Nikolaj Arcel.
Unfortunately for everyone involved, they forgot the faces of their fathers. Read the rest of this entry
“The Man In Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”
In less than a year, I’ll see those words up on a big screen. It’s a weird feeling hearing that The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s magnum opus (and one of my “Five Fandoms”) is FINALLY going into production. After years of false starts and almost green lights, hearing that Roland and his Ka-Tet will finally be exposed to a wider audience is both thrilling and frightening. Thrilling because it’s revitalizing the feeling of first reading the Dark Tower series, and frightening because this is an almost impossible series to adapt. King’s series spans multiple realities, time periods, creatures, and more, and many believe it’s unfilmable. But for better or for worse, Sony is going to try. Read the rest of this entry