Movie Review: The Dark Tower
I have to confess that I’ve not read the books in this series. And while I didn’t mind the movie per se, it did seem unfulfilling. And some parts, like the end with the bad guy, were too easy and made no logical sense.
However, I wasn’t basis, since I haven’t read the books like my husband who grumbled ever so often, I didn’t mind some aspect that irritated him.
Overall, I thought the movie was okay and now had me more curious about the books.
My rating 3.4 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Recently, I watched the new Carrie movie. This is not the original with Sissy Spacek, but the one with Chloe Grace Moretz.
Some issues I had:
First, I didn’t feel the actress represented the awkwardness of the character. She was too pretty and good figure – not that Sissy Spacek wasn’t – but the latter seemed to fit into the ‘pre-prom’ clothing better. To me, it almost seemed like she would be in the popular crowd while one of the other actresses who was in the ‘in’-click, seemed like she should have been in the ‘out’-group.
Second, when the prom scene happens, parts of it seemed too silly. It’s supposed to be scary. This is a supernatural horror novel. Yet, I found myself fast-forwarding through parts of these – which, when I saw the original, I couldn’t stop watching.
Third, the ending was anti-climactic. After seeing the first movie, the ending made me jump out of my seat. Carrie 2013 ending didn’t surprise me.
What was good:
- A new Carrie movie for this generation.
- Adding in cyberbullying
- Carrie saving a character (sorry, can’t spoil a part of the movie)
- The special effects
- Having Carrie discover her gift and learn about it on her own, rather than being told
My rating 3/5 Stars
And of course, like with all movies that are based on a book – this one is no exception – the book by Stephen King is sooooooo much better than either movie.
Have you watched the new movie? What did you think?