The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

DVD - 2017
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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, 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.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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kpelish
Jun 05, 2019

Good adaptation of King's sci-fi/horror book with his trademark black and white Good vs. Evil. U.K. actor Tom Taylor plays a young New York artist with "The Shine" (paranormal sensitivity) and is considered crazy by most--until his persistence finds him a portal to parallel universes and the guardian of the universe, The Dark Tower. Idris Elba is excellent as the cynical, almost-out-of-faith Gunslinger while Matthew McConaughey steps out of his usual good guy role and revels in being the truly evil Man in Black. Note this has scenes of children being kidnapped and tortured in attempts to break down The Dark Tower, so not recommended for under 13.

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SAPL454
Mar 25, 2019

Excellent Stephen King adaptation!

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blkops33
Feb 05, 2019

NO STARS!!!!!!!!!!
Why don't they make an animated series for adults?!!! would that be so bad? couldn't be worse or as disappointing!
Waste of time and talent, this is nothing but a TYPICAL holywood money scam!!!

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publicenemy46
Jan 03, 2019

This movie was okay nothing great about it nothing horrible. Got to watch for free.

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dnooner
Dec 03, 2018

Disappointing, haphazard character development...crappy special effects. Expected more based on the book and Ron Howard directing.
Only thing more disappointing will be a "The Dark Tower II".

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coolpup
Nov 15, 2018

What a horrible movie!! It doesn't really follow the story line in the book, and the screenwriters basically made stuff up. If I was Stephen King, I would have been screaming blue bloody murder about how the story was so badly butchered. Don't waste your time checking it out.

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claudialg
Oct 13, 2018

I’ve seen a few comments of how if you have not read the books, it will make no sense. However, I had never heard of the series prior to watching this movie and I found I quite enjoyed it anyway. It’s the classic battle between good and evil, not that hard to understand.

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21221018293347
Oct 01, 2018

It has been many years since I read the book, so the film was new and fresh. Great fantasy. Both Matthew and Idris are excellent performers. The proverbial story of good versus evil never fails to capture our attention. Great story line.

VaughanPLErin Sep 10, 2018

If you're a fan of the books, you might find this disappointing. In an effort to fit 7 books into one movie, they removed most of the story and replaced it with a generic "save-the-world" plot. The casting was fantastic, but sadly the script just couldn't be saved.

I highly recommend reading the book series instead. It's phenomenal!

AjaxMiscreant Aug 30, 2018

I agree with the comment by “7626Dee” this move was another waste of time - in fact when I “tried” to watch it I found it so boring in the first 30-45minutes I actually took it out and returned it!

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red_owl_584
Mar 10, 2018

red_owl_584 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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relache
Dec 05, 2017

relache thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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kpelish
Jun 05, 2019

Violence: Gifted children are kidnapped and tortured. Battles with aliens and evil. Mom and stepdad killed.

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jimg2000
Dec 16, 2017

Script does not remotely resemble books from the master writer King, harmless and dull except this repeated chant:

“I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart.”

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