The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

Byr Nikolaj Arcel

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release: 2017-08-04
  • Rate: PG-13
  • Lenght: 1h 35min
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Producer: Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Country: South Africa, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
5.6/10
5.6
From 3,459 Certification

Description

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King, in the parallel realm of Mid-World, the once-respected Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has abandoned his ancient oath to protect the Tower that is being threatened by the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) who seeks to destroy it and life across the universe. In New York City, teenager Jake has recurring visions that signal the end of the universe and when he stumbles upon a hidden portal he travels to Mid-World, meets Roland and the two must embark on an adventure to find the Man in Black and save the Tower.

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Reviews

  • SAMUEL MAFFIE

    5
    By SAMUEL MAFFIE
    SATURDAY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 14 (2020)
  • Bad movie for anyone over 14

    1
    By Etienne95616
    Some reviews suggest that having two great actors in the movie make it bearable. It doesn't. Great actors cannot overocme a cliche plot, insipid characters, trite dialogue, and an utterly predictable plot. The movie is nice for children, akin to Van Damme movies of the 80s with special effects taking the place of martial arts--you won't care about any characters and in the end you know who will win. Had to skim through some parts to avoid just turning off this one.
  • Good movie on 2nd viewing!

    5
    By Macmelody
    I didn’t much care for this movie, not understanding it. I’ve watched the movie more and I do understand it and love the movie better than the first time. I recommend watching it again!
  • Not that bad.

    3
    By jak3Nbake
    Completely putting the book aside and going purely in as a film review, I enjoyed it. I have read up to the wastelands so I may be almost unbiased. But Elba puts in some serious lines and Matt Mcon isnt to terrible either. This movie is a rent at least.
  • Ka is like a circle

    4
    By JTdesign
    Ever curious what might have happned after the end of the books? This movie is one possible cycle. With that in mind, I was able to enjoy the film for what it is without getting hung up on thougths like "that's not how it happened in the books." However, I do wish it was a little longer – it felt rushed – and I missed certain characters from the books – but I really enjoyed seeing Elba's Roland. Jake seemed about right, and McConaughey's Walter was better than I expected.
  • There are other worlds than these

    2
    By Nubbs 4309
    As having read the entire series I am am highly disappointed in this movie. I understand that this is a different story from the books. There are other worlds than these. Appearing to be some sort of prequel to the series. Because it can not be a sequel. This is a horrible depiction of an artist life work. If I had watched this before reading the books I would assume that it would make no sense at all. I felt as though I was in todash throughout the movie. And I know the foundation for which it was written. This movie is disgusting and would be taken down immediately by the Tet Corporation. Give Steven King the honor he deserves. This should be a series of movies to compliment the story and not reinvent it. Hopefully the TV series I’ve heard rumor of will do the series justice.
  • Way off coarse

    1
    By STX 1911
    You complete ruined it!! This garbage was no where near the story line of any of the books, plot or character wise!! Ron Howard should be smacked for his contribution to this crap and Stephen King should be ashamed for letting this to even see the light of day.... in the words of Roland, He has forgotten the face of his father.
  • Good, Not Great

    4
    By Panegyrist
    This is a film that is held together b y the competence of its adult actors who come together as a kind of fragmented ensembleand make the film work in spite of a script (and perhaps direction that is at once too familiar and spends too much time explaining itself. I do wonder how this film got a PG13. It opens with a scene of children being tortured (with the implication made later that their brains are burn out in the process).. While there's no gore involved in the torture scene, the flic is very violent. Ten years ago when I had a 13 year old I would have been angry had he seen this. Which brings us to the central problem the film makers did not overcome: Is it a kid flick of an adult action/fantasy? I'm still not sure, and I don't think the director and script writers were either.
  • Just bad

    1
    By TPDPCQ
    The only things entertaining are all the fake positive reviews. Movie was terrible. Major disappointment. I wouldn’t even say based on the books.
  • Movie so wack don’t waste ya time

    1
    By Stevenm98
    Horrible!!!

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