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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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In a world of superheroes, there is only one gunslinger. See more »


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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$41,673,047 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Daniel Craig, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen, Javier Bardem and Mads Mikkelsen were considered for the lead role before Idris Elba was cast. 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 »

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Man in Black: You can't stop what's coming. Death always wins.
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Right at the very end of the credits, you here the ominous whistle. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Interstate 60 (2017) See more »

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Written by Levi Brown and Junior Mintz
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Bad plot, bad instruction, bad acting and a BAD idea
13 September 2017 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I love Stephen King.

Stephen King have amazed me, thrilled me, scared me and made me yearn for more for years.

Sadly this sub-mediocre film does none of that.

You can watch this movie with or without having read the books. My best bet is that many, if not most people will at best be underwhelmed by this sloppy piece of junk, no matter if they have read the books or not.

Judging from test audiences, Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, then I am not the only one feeling that way.

The plot lines have none of Kings vibrancy or suspense, if there at all. Its confusing and shoddy. The acting is shallow and unbelievable at best, and unwittingly hilarious or sad at worst.

The film is a confused shambles and leaves everything to be desired.

I can not feel or see the vision of the Director, if one ever existed.

Some have with good cause drawn the analogy of the filming of the lord of the Rings.

If so, then this movie is more on the line of the "The Lord of the Rings" by Ralph Bakshi, the strange rotoscoping/animated movie from 1978.

Except that Bakshis movie at least had some originality, which The Dark Tower utterly lacks.

Perhaps the fact that this movie was in Development hell for 10 years, should have told someone something.

Having read the books, then the film goes from mediocre to a bad joke: The casting is way off and the whole setup is rather (poorly) inspired by the books, than an actual adaptation of the books.

The pretence is that, presumably because the team failed utterly in actually making an adaptation of the books, that this is a "continuation" of them.

Which it quite obviously is not, its just a bad rewrite, and an even poorer film.

On a different but parallel not, then to me many of the positive reviews of this movie on IMDb, looks very similar indeed. But hey: look for yourself and draw your own conclusions.

A recommendation I sadly cannot make for this movie.


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