Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Read the saga and forget the film


If you have read the eight-volume saga entitled The Dark Tower by Stephen King, you will be disappointed in the worst possible way. This film does not have the magic, the tension and the perspective the saga has. Why on earth does Stephen King accept to put his name on such a treacherous betrayal of his work, of his art? It is beyond me.

This film is a mediocre action film for teenagers, and not too old please, with a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of violence, a little bit of magic, and everything mixed up and whipped together with galore special effects. And really nothing actually saves the project. Too bad because the saga is a masterpiece in all possible ways brought down to earth and made to bite the dust by this adaptation.

If you really want to have an adventure going to the Dark Tower and seeing the Crimson King just before finding out it is a never-ending always ever restarting again story, you better buy the eight volumes and get ready to read some seven thousand pages. Then you will find what fantasy is under the pen and in the hands of Stephen King. Not this tasteless daub, for sure.


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