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The Dark Tower (2017)

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,153,698 (USA) (6 August 2017)

Gross:

$41,673,047 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Trivia

Several of Stephen King's other novels are connected to the Dark Tower series, and some of them have been adapted into films. They have all featured actors from the various Star Trek series. The earliest novel with such a connection was Salem's Lot. The first film adaptation featured Julie Cobb, who appeared in the original Star Trek series. The 2003 remake featured Cobb's former husband, James Cromwell, who played the crossover character Father Callahan, and had appeared in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). The Stand (1994) featured Ray Walston, who appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987); and Miguel Ferrer, who appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Hearts in Atlantis (2001) featured Anton Yelchin, whose final film role was in Star Trek: Beyond (2016), opposite Idris Elba. See more »

Goofs

Understanding that this is a fantasy story and that Roland's pistols are somewhat magic there is a bit of a glitch here. The pistols are based on the Remington 1858 army model and, as such, should be single action pistols meaning that the person firing them would have to cock the hammer manually each time they're fired. Roland operates these pistols as double action pistols (never manually cocks the hammer) throughout the movie firing them one handed. See more »

Quotes

Roland Deschain: For centuries, the gunslingers were knights. Sworn to protect this from the coming of the dark. Now I'm the only one left.
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Crazy Credits

Right at the very end of the credits, you hear the ominous whistle. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: The Dark Tower (2017) See more »

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Va Va Voom
Written by Levi Brown and Frank Zappa (as Junior Mintz)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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This movie is badass
4 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this film. I wish it had been three hours long. And, no, I'm not a fan of the novels, although I may dive in. But any film this decent that enrages the finger-sniffing fanboys of the online world gets an extra star on IMDb from me.

Admit it: Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are brilliant actors well cast as the mortal opponents in a cosmic struggle of good and evil. Telling their epic tale through the boy Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor, also worthy of praise) is an inspired narrative device that appears to be much of the sand in joints in the fanboys who trash the reputation of a highly worthy film.

Like Watchmen, another excellent film that irritated fanboys, The Dark Tower is a wild ride across an action packed multiverse.

I want more. Lots more.


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