Der Dunkle Turm (2017)

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Der Dunkle Turm: Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. With Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert. A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower’s disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

“I have not read any of the novels, but I think I would be even more upset about the amateurism of this movie, and about the murdering of those (probably) awesome novels.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFirst of all I would like to mention the aspects of the movie which were pretty good: -The scenery: The wastelands of Rolandu0026#39;s world were beautiful. -The special effects/fight scenes: I was actually surprised how good the action scenes in this movie were. The special effect guys did a very good job. The fight scenes with Roland shooting bullets in slow-motion and Walter Ou0026#39;Dimu0026#39;s scenes were extremely fun to watch. -The actors: In my opinion the actors did a pretty good job. They did their best with the horrible script the writers handed to them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd now the negative aspects: -Awful writing: I have no idea how can four (!!!) writers create a stupid dialog and story like this. Itu0026#39;s not even the booku0026#39;s fault, because as I know the story is completely different than the one of the booksu0026#39;. -The constant switching between the two worlds, the involvement of the u0026quot;asian medium ladyu0026quot; and her village, the repetitive usage of the Warriorsu0026#39; praying were so unimportant that it makes me mad. Not to mention the ending…as if it was made for 6 years olds. -Sloppy directing: The director was nominated for BAFTA Award, so I am pretty sure he just did not give a damn about making the movie at least mediocre with the absence of a proper script. The cuts in this movie (when thereu0026#39;s no fight) are very annoying, and I am pretty sure I could have cut it to be more watchable than Nikolaj Arcel did (and I have not directed anything yet).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSummary: The books had a perfect material to create an excellent movie series, but someone decided to create an upset, a ruined cinematography from it. I am pretty sure it is the fault of the negligence of the people behind this movie (writers;director). If a Sergio Leone directed this movie with the given universe, it would have become a classic. Now itu0026#39;s a movie nobody will remember after a couple of months (if yes, then it would be due to their hatred for the production crew).”

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