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User Image liquid.reviews Posted: Dec 29, 2017 1:18 AM (UTC)

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The Dark Tower (2017) dir. Nikolaj Arcel – 2/5 - FILM REVIEW

I've not read through the entirety of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series, apart from the first 2 or 3 books (can't remember exactly, it was a long time ago), so I had no real affection for the source material or had any real worries of the film being a faithful adaptation or not.

As for the film itself: muddled, inconsistent, thinly-written, possibly too short. I'd say this would have been more interesting if the story was better paced and the actors were given a bit more to chew in terms of the script. The characters weren't as fleshed out as they could have been, their intentions and actual characterisations were starting on the right path, but the editing just cuts away too soon and makes substantial scenes feel insubstantial. Because of this, Idris Elba's and Matthew McConaughey's talents are wasted; there could have been some really interesting dynamics and performances if the script was stronger, but unfortunately it just feels like their talents were wasted here.

I don't know if maybe fans of the books may get more from this film than I possibly did. Whilst it's watchable, it isn't great and just feels incomplete on the whole.

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User Image boulderbookstore Posted: Jul 29, 2015 6:57 PM (UTC)

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#EastofWest is a brilliant comic book series set in a pre-apocolyptic America in which the civil war never really ended. It's SO GOOD and beautifully drawn. And violent. #boulder #books #boulderbookstore #bibliophile #instabooks #bookstagram #bookstore #scifi #sciencefictionwestern #scifiwestern @imagecomics @NickDragotta @JHickman
User Image mouthdork Posted: Mar 21, 2015 4:30 PM (UTC)
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Chicken Cesar & Comics - taking a page from @thediscodork playbook! #Copperhead #ScienceFictionWestern

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