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    Why? I would think we would want whoever is the best actor for the part.

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    Just so long as young Roland keeps the same general melanin count.
    In other words: whomever is playing Roland ought to look somewhat like a young Idris Elba.

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    In other words: whomever is playing Roland ought to look somewhat like a young Idris Elba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Why? I would think we would want whoever is the best actor for the part.

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    Just so long as young Roland keeps the same general melanin count.
    In other words: whomever is playing Roland ought to look somewhat like a young Idris Elba.
    Of course. However, given that live-action Roland is now established as looking like Idris Elba, it makes sense that teenage Roland would appear somewhat like him.
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    I suppose. However if the television show is ever made I don't think the movie will hold much if any weight with the potential audience. Maybe I'm very jaded but the movie didn't bring much character development or world building and certainly didn't hit on my curiosity about a continuation of the story. It would be better served to change into a stand alone television show at this point.

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    Just so long as young Roland keeps the same general melanin count.
    In other words: whomever is playing Roland ought to look somewhat like a young Idris Elba.
    Of course. However, given that live-action Roland is now established as looking like Idris Elba, it makes sense that teenage Roland would appear somewhat like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
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    Why? I would think we would want whoever is the best actor for the part.

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    Just so long as young Roland keeps the same general melanin count.
    In other words: whomever is playing Roland ought to look somewhat like a young Idris Elba.
    Of course. However, given that live-action Roland is now established as looking like Idris Elba, it makes sense that teenage Roland would appear somewhat like him.
    It's too bad that Idris Elba starred in that abortion of a film. He's a great actor. For multiple reasons it just didn't work. It is time for a total reboot and a new Roland
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    If a prospective TV series is going to start from scratch with a new creative team, there's no point in keeping Roland black just to keep a link with the movie. The movie has picked up NO fans, so there's no demographic to satisfy, and to be honest, I would want to see Roland played by a white actor to (a) stay true to the Man-With-No-Name pop-culture archetype that was invoked by the books, and (b) keep the racial tension that Odetta/Detta/Susannah brings to their interactions. In a nutshell, I want to see a Roland influenced by those original books that are the reason why we're here, as opposed to a revisionist Roland meant to satisfy current standards of political correctness.

    And I still honestly believe that one of the motives for casting Elba was that they feared being hit with the racism tag for having eliminated Susannah from the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith1974 View Post
    And I still honestly believe that one of the motives for casting Elba was that they feared being hit with the racism tag for having eliminated Susannah from the story.
    They said from the beginning Suz and Eddie would have shown up in a future film.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith1974 View Post
    The movie has picked up NO fans
    [citation needed]

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    as opposed to a revisionist Roland meant to satisfy current standards of political correctness.
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    And I still honestly believe that one of the motives for casting Elba was that they feared being hit with the racism tag for having eliminated Susannah from the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
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    The movie has picked up NO fans
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    Well probably not a whole lot at least. There was minimal fanfare or crossover appeal with this and the reaction was almost overwhelmingly negative from nearly everyone who saw it.

    If they waited five years and started from scratch I doubt most people would care.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
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    The movie has picked up NO fans
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    Well probably not a whole lot at least. There was minimal fanfare or crossover appeal with this and the reaction was almost overwhelmingly negative from nearly everyone who saw it.

    If they waited five years and started from scratch I doubt most people would care.
    I know that critics were especially critical, but average Joes and Janes were much more appreciative. The rating figures I see in regards to the majority of the moviegoing public hover around the 60 to 63% mark. Not great and not terrible. More like...generally mediocre.

    By the way, did you ever share your thoughts on the film after you watched it?
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    Haven't seen it yet. Don't know if I'll see it in theaters at this point. I'll see it eventually I suppose one way or another.


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    My eldest daughter (14)came home, "dad my friend saw TDT yesterday... He thought it was crap".. now she hasn't seen but already doesn't want to read the books! This film has ruined the chance of lots of young readers meeting the Ka-tet for real... Such a shame

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    Just a "save the boy" movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Just a "save the boy" movie.

    Disappointed
    Wasn't aware that that's a genre- but that hits the spot perfectly


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    Yeah..."Rescue movie."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priest View Post
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    Just a "save the boy" movie.

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    I'm curious... wouldn't Roland saving the boy be exactly the point of the final loop?

    I do get what you mean though but at the same time, there's obviously more going on.

    As for new readers not reading DT books...oh well, that doesn't change their quality or relevance to my life. I did see five (yes, five) different editions of The Gunslinger at Chapters last night so someone must be buying them.

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    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
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    I finally saw the film yesterday. While it would have e been nice if they had made it closer to the novels (and I'm not sure I accept this is the
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    ) I enjoyed it.

    So, it could have been so much more, but I thought it was okay, for what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
    Is this good news, bad news, neutral news, or...?

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    I finally saw the film yesterday. While it would have e been nice if they had made it closer to the novels (and I'm not sure I accept this is the
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    ) I enjoyed it.

    So, it could have been so much more, but I thought it was okay, for what it was.
    If the cinematic/televised series continues to build on what we saw in the film, let us hope that the creative minds helming the project considerably expand plus improve upon the foundation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
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    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
    Is this good news, bad news, neutral news, or...?
    I would think they would about break even at that point. Good but not too good, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
    Is this good news, bad news, neutral news, or...?

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    I finally saw the film yesterday. While it would have e been nice if they had made it closer to the novels (and I'm not sure I accept this is the
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    ) I enjoyed it.

    So, it could have been so much more, but I thought it was okay, for what it was.
    If the cinematic/televised series continues to build on what we saw in the film, let us hope that the creative minds helming the project considerably expand plus improve upon the foundation.
    Dude... Dark Tower movies are done. DEAD. It sucks... but it is true. Perhaps a new direction with a show but the movies are done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
    If the cinematic/televised series continues to build on what we saw in the film, let us hope that the creative minds helming the project considerably expand plus improve upon the foundation.
    Right.

    There's a way open for something good DT-wise in the future (let's hope they learned from this film and don't piss it away).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
    Meanwhile It looks it's going to break that domestically on opening weekend.

    And that movie is R and over two hours long. Whodathunk a lengthy R-rated film based on a Stephen King novel could do well?

    (And yes I know It has inherent advantages over DT but still.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    As of Sep. 4th, the Dark Tower has crossed the 100mil international mark...

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darktower.htm
    Meanwhile It looks it's going to break that domestically on opening weekend.

    And that movie is R and over two hours long. Whodathunk a lengthy R-rated film based on a Stephen King novel could do well?

    (And yes I know It has inherent advantages over DT but still.)
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