The Dark Tower

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Western
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: August 4, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: October 31, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.64
based on 278 votes and 78 reviews
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Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley

Synopsis

Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young boy with visions, but he's told they're not real. He's suddenly transported to the fallen land of Mid-World that he thought only existed in his dreams. There he meets Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) — a gunslinger who is trying to keep the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the Dark Tower in the End-World and unleashing hell onto both worlds.

The Gunslinger follows the boy back to Earth in an effort to save the Dark Tower, which stands at the epicenter of time and space, and is the only hope in saving his dying world.

Based on Stephen King's book series of the same name. 

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Akiva Goldsman, Erica Huggins, Ron Howard
Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel
Official Site: thedarktower-movie.com

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  • 3 stars "Follows the first book very well can’t wait for the next movie"
  • 1 star "When you walk out, you'll be trying to figure out all the loose strings. The movie is uneven, detached, and superfluous. Everything that is has no explanation, and the bad guy has no story. It's pitiful to say the least. Stephen, get a ghost writer."
  • 4 stars "Of all the 2 hour sequels out now, this is one of the few that could have constructively used 2 hours and a couple sequels. It just didn't get it. I came in with no preconceptions and enjoyed the movie, but it's obviously a cut down version of the real story. In what might be a back-handed compliment, it caused me to buy all the novels right after I saw the movie. Steven King is an amazing writer, but rarely sees his work translated to movies with the brilliance of his original work."