Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Starring: Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Matthew McConaughey

Release: August 4th, 2017

I will see this movie because Stephen King is my favorite author and I loved the Dark Tower series.  I highly doubt that I’ll enjoy it though.  First off, this is nothing like the books, which I know is something everyone screams when a novel they enjoyed gets adapted, but seriously, nothing like the books at all.  Secondly, the story has been turned into some Hollywood version that resembles a standard fantasy plot instead of the off-kilter fantasy/western/horror epic that makes Dark Tower great.  I don’t know why someone decided to butcher King’s opus up this much or why he allowed it, but I have to imagine that money was involved.  So, like I said, I will watch this movie, I will try my best to be entertained by what it IS rather than what it is NOT, but I’m not optimistic.

By ochippie

Writer, Critic, Dad Columbus, Ohio, USA Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals Colorado Avalanche, Duke Blue Devils