The Dark Tower is an adaptation of a novel written by Stephen King. It is about protagonists Roland Deschain and Walter O’Dim where the two are locked in eternal battle. Roland Deschain is known as the last Gunslinger is determined to prevent Walter O’Dim also known as Man in Black from destroying the Black Tower. The tower holds the universe and the other parallel worlds together and destroying it will destroy the universe and only Roland can prevent this from happening.
Being written by one of the most celebrated writer of our time, all the elements of a good novel are there but the film is unremarkable; the movie looks hurried with the characters having no emotional connections and no character development, entire movie is very dark literally even the special effects are wanting and forgettable even in this age of advance technology. Editing is also bad, the movie looked like slapped together just to make the movie whole. The book needs a better adaptation than this.
The novel is very expansive, the movie was not able to capture everything, and the novel cannot be condensed into a 90 minute movie. It may have worked if it was done in several sequels. It had the potential of a great movie but it was squandered and just not properly done. It has good actors but their talent was wasted. Idris Elba is great but that’s about what is good with the movie.
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