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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
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    It premiered in the UK yesterday, although I've yet to see it. Hoping to see it next week with a friend.

    It's not promising Lilja doesn't like it. (I didn't read all the review as I noticed it was getting spoilerific but I read enough to get his view.) No offence to him, but he seems to review most things positively. (That I've noticed. I haven't been there for a while.) Not that seeing the good side is a bad thing in this world. God knows there are plenty of negative people. (Not thinking of anyone here, just in general.)

    Anyway, expectations adjusted. I'll see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sai Sheb View Post
    Just out of interest, what were we up to with links to other King movies? I only saw It ,cujo, the shinning and 1408...
    I'm not sure if this is a subtle nod to It or a fan (me) seeing what he wants to see: when Roland and Jake are sitting around the campfire and Jake's map of the Tower and the guardians, Roland pushes a tarantula inside the circle. He tells Jake that would happen if the Tower were to fall. Isn't that where It is from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sai Sheb View Post
    Just out of interest, what were we up to with links to other King movies? I only saw It ,cujo, the shinning and 1408...
    I'm not sure if this is a subtle nod to It or a fan (me) seeing what he wants to see: when Roland and Jake are sitting around the campfire and Jake's map of the Tower and the guardians, Roland pushes a tarantula inside the circle. He tells Jake that would happen if the Tower were to fall. Isn't that where It is from?
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    also did I see a Buick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamu Dyson View Post
    So much for "Judge it yourself."
    I will still do so. Good or bad, I think it'll be a worthwhile venture.

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    In France, the movies are being released on webnedays.
    2 weeks after the release, TDT will apparently only be available in 2 cinemas for the Paris area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sai Sheb View Post
    Just out of interest, what were we up to with links to other King movies? I only saw It ,cujo, the shinning and 1408...
    There was a nod to Salem's Lot by placing a shop called Barlow and Strakers in the background during a New York scene and also reference to Shawshank Redemption by having a Rita Hayworth poster on the wall during another scene.
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    I haven't had the words to describe the vitriol that this movie inspired within me until now. I had high hopes for the film despite the instinctive uneasiness that I felt having something I have had so much passion for over the years be adapted for the big screen. I was not one of the early naysayers, refusing to give the film a chance. In fact, I felt very open-minded going into the theater, prepared to judge the film based on its own merits. That said, I have never been more disappointed in a movie. I enjoyed the first 15 minutes or so, while the film was setting the stage, but I quickly felt like things were moving entirely too fast. Jake's character was serviceable at best, but I could not bring myself to identify with Idris as Roland. That is not to say he did a poor job of acting, it just was not Roland. Not even close. Matthew Mchaunahey (spelling? lol) was awful as the MIB. I did not care about any of the characters, having not been developed at all. The story was so disjointed and abstract that, had I not read the books, I would have been completely lost. About halfway through the movie, it became apparent to me, much too my dismay, that they intended to play out the story all the way to the end. I was completely checked out from that point on, and literally spent the last 15 minutes or so waiting for the movie to be over so I could just go home. The best analogy I can make is this: If you took all of the movies in the Star Wars oeuvre, and condensed it into 90 minutes, and made the story only relevant to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Leia, yet continue to throw in random snapshots of say Jabba, Jar Jar, Ewoks etc with no explanation whatsoever, then you might have something that would be as disappointing to a Star Wars fanatic as this movie was to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sai Sheb View Post
    Just out of interest, what were we up to with links to other King movies? I only saw It ,cujo, the shinning and 1408...
    There was a nod to Salem's Lot by placing a shop called Barlow and Strakers in the background during a New York scene and also reference to Shawshank Redemption by having a Rita Hayworth poster on the wall during another scene.
    Barlow and straker.. I was wondering where I new that from... Shit, can't believe I didn't get it! Thank you my dear, I couldn't have done it without you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    I haven't had the words to describe the vitriol that this movie inspired within me until now. I had high hopes for the film despite the instinctive uneasiness that I felt having something I have had so much passion for over the years be adapted for the big screen. I was not one of the early naysayers, refusing to give the film a chance. In fact, I felt very open-minded going into the theater, prepared to judge the film based on its own merits. That said, I have never been more disappointed in a movie. I enjoyed the first 15 minutes or so, while the film was setting the stage, but I quickly felt like things were moving entirely too fast. Jake's character was serviceable at best, but I could not bring myself to identify with Idris as Roland. That is not to say he did a poor job of acting, it just was not Roland. Not even close. Matthew Mchaunahey (spelling? lol) was awful as the MIB. I did not care about any of the characters, having not been developed at all. The story was so disjointed and abstract that, had I not read the books, I would have been completely lost. About halfway through the movie, it became apparent to me, much too my dismay, that they intended to play out the story all the way to the end. I was completely checked out from that point on, and literally spent the last 15 minutes or so waiting for the movie to be over so I could just go home. The best analogy I can make is this: If you took all of the movies in the Star Wars oeuvre, and condensed it into 90 minutes, and made the story only relevant to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Leia, yet continue to throw in random snapshots of say Jabba, Jar Jar, Ewoks etc with no explanation whatsoever, then you might have something that would be as disappointing to a Star Wars fanatic as this movie was to me.
    You hit the nail on the head

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