Dark Tower

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  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Saw this today in a DOLBY Cinema
    which is one of our finest.
    Certainly one of the loudest...but actually
    damn nice.

    The story is good VS Evil
    The Sound track is Frenetic
    same as Batman V Superman

    Photography and SFX are good.

    Acting, well is serviceable.

    Plot is mostly predictable
     
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  2. Phil A

    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Thanks for the review (makes it easier as I don't go to as many or buy as many discs as I used to - some will wait for Netflix or the bargain bin)
     
  3. nolan

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    I didn't really enjoy it to be honest! But yes, the plot was very predictable
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    I thought about holding off on seeing this and maybe starting the book (its a whole series, right?) Now maybe I'll just hold off for the rental any way.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    My daughter's short review: The movie was OK and McCannahey kept his shirt on so that was a plus.
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    That's a plus? I figure you'd want a distraction from... his personality.
     
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    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

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    I thought it was better than expected. But, given that JJ Abrams started as director, followed by Ron Howard, and then Nikolaj Arcel, I didn't expect much. The Dark Tower felt incomplete. I can't blame the director(s) for wanting to be part of what they thought might be the next "Game of Thrones" or "Harry Potter". The potential money would make you drool. It remains to be seen if there will be a sequel.
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    I just finished watching this. It was better than expected given the comments here and elsewhere and the Rotten Tomatoes score. The picture quality was top notch in my opinion. On my screen it was one of the sharpest movies I’ve seen recently but not unnatural. The story just wasn’t that compelling or something just wasn’t done right in the filming. Possibly attributable to all the changes at the helm. I tried reading the first novel before the film came out and it is one of maybe five books I’ve given up on in the last several years. I just couldn’t get into it and found the writing to be unnecessarily confusing.
     
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    What was the source? Streaming, or 4K BluRay?
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    iTunes movie purchase 1080p. I don’t have a 4K AppleTV yet. It was just filmed and processed very sharp. Possibly some extra contrast added but close ups on objects and faces seemed Uber sharp.
     

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