The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

DVD - 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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SunnySanMateo
Aug 02, 2018

Never read any of the books; young boy sees the future through his elaborate drawings. Bad guy, good guy trademark.

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7626dee
Jul 17, 2018

Wasted 2 very good actors on a script that didn't flow very well and occasionally made no sense. Consensus seems to be read the books!

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Merenwen
Jun 19, 2018

A few critics had said that this movie made no sense if you hadn't read the books first. Well, I've never read a lick of Stephen King (though I've watched the first couple seasons of Under the Dome, and I've been watching Mr. Mercedes), and it made sense to me. I happened to really like it. Not sure if it's one I'd own, but I would probably stop on it if it ran on The Movie Network when I'm up early/late.

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monday123_1
May 30, 2018

I love the movie, so entertaining . Hope there is a sequel.

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tstor
May 20, 2018

If you've read the books, you'll be so disappointed. The movie tries to jamb all books into a 2 hour movie. Not possible.

If you haven't read the books, you'll be so disappointed. You won't have any idea why people are doing what they're doing, and it seems like it has absolutely no plot line.

Either way, you'll be so disappointed.

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duane767
May 13, 2018

This film took a fair risk with keeping its main two actors out of the picture for the first fifteen or twenty minutes and focusing on someone who I consider a relatively young unknown. I'm sure the books are better.

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Switch
May 08, 2018

Ok, so I watched this thing twice, and this is what I've come up with. Having read this series of books years ago, I was able to follow along with the film. However, if I hadn't read this story before, I would not be able to figure out what the heck was going on. The film was very well made, well acted, special effects were great...but, as there were 8 long books behind this, it was like trying to tell the story of the entire Star Wars saga or the whole Lord of the Rings tale in 1 two hour movie. So much is left unexplained, and most of what is explained is really more of a passing breeze. There are a lot of hidden symbols and easter eggs for fans of the books, so there's a reason to watch. If you haven't read the books, do yourself a favor and read them!!! You will get a whole summers worth of entertainment instead of just 2 hours.

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chaliser
Apr 22, 2018

Such Great Foundation Premise - that is, so long as it is not mistaken for something other than what it is. Lets see if I can explain that without gaining a spoiler alert: 'the creed' as stated is a metaphor for (the power of intention as related to) the heart center (and by intention) the Centered Heart. (Because, for ONE...) What we call "Reality" is the school of hard knocks and the dance of learning (one of the paradoxes of a dualistic universe, no matter how many realities). EG: Walking "on the earth" (grounded in understanding of what's goes on in people's hearts, minds, and bodies in the daily grind, etc), "but not of the Earth" - aware that it's ALL part of the dance of learning. In the special features, McCanaughey, describing the mindset behind the role he plays, refers to various beliefs relating to Free Will and (negatively) to "saying yes to all of it," but that does not account for the premise that every critical play of a Present Moment requires a unique approach drawn through and filtered by that Centered Heart via choice (becoming increasingly conscious) per Free Will. As far as that 'creed' goes, it could be said that if one "kills" hate within one self, one transmutes one's lead into gold - and that kind of gold attracts more toward that pure intention and away from divisive thought. Which metaphor also relates to the Kali-Shiva (death & rebirth) theme of metaphysics... There, didn't say anything about the nature of the screen play or the (intense) action carrying the plot, right? Much easier to correlate the metaphors than in the Matrix series. At least so far, although some may question why the tower is a "Dark Tower" vs a "Light Tower"(?). But knowing Stephen King (albeit not having read the books), I'm guessing future movies on this theme will continue to mix it up a bit, while deepening and expanding the metaphor(s). But just forget all that and enjoy the movie ;-) as the other reviews here indicate there is no worry about the movie being a spoiler for the book version - or vise versa. (How's that for positive spin? ;-)

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steresem
Apr 16, 2018

This movie was so unlike the book that it only had the title in common. Okay that is not all together true, but you get what I mean, or at least you had to have been there (which I highly recommend that you don't). This movie isn't even good as a stand alone movie regardless of the supposed connection to King. If you expect this to be a Dark Tower movie you are going to be disappointed. If you look to this to be a coming of age story, well, you are going to be disappointed on that front too. Leave it on the shelf.

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misatim
Apr 14, 2018

Excellent! This is a film made for every teen boy who feels he has lost his power. Huge stars with great backing. very impressed with the shoot.

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red_owl_584
Mar 10, 2018

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relache
Dec 05, 2017

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jimg2000
Dec 16, 2017

Script does not remotely resemble books from the master writer King, harmless and dull except this repeated chant:

“I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart.”

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