‘The Dark Tower’ invades the summer blockbuster season this week with a pleasant surprise. This Stephen King adaptation is a warped version of ‘The Never Ending Story,’ with its modest production budget can compete with the likes of Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe.
Matthew McConaughey is an over-the-top villain, while Idris Elba made a women crying out during the press screening:
“That’s a bad man! You don’t mess with that man!”
If you are a fan of Stephen King, fantasy, and westerns; ‘The Dark Tower’ has enough to win you over and is worth seeing in the theater.
When building a cinematic universe you need Easter eggs and with ‘IT’ right around the corner one scene will make you jump out of our seat with excitement
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• Elba does what he does best. Makes men want to be him.
• The film takes a surprising twist.
• The final battle can compete with what Marvel is putting out.
• Film Easter Egg
• McConaughey does his best Darth Sidious impersonation.
• Giant beam in the sky.
• This film needed more creatures
• Jackie Earle Haley needed a bigger role.
With a $60 million budget, ‘The Dark Tower’ should earn a sequel at the box office and hopefully, Sony Pictures will up the financial ante for the next film.
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), 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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