Arcel and crew have managed to turn one of Stephen King's most creative works into one of the most dry and tedious films of this year... If they had created a film with one ounce of the creative and imagination on display in the source material they could have had the next Lord of the Rings on their hands... What a wast of potential! This film has truly forgotten the face of it's father.
Watchin the trailer i thought that this will be somethin interesting and now that i actually saw the movie i easily say that largely the movie delivered some nice action moments,a malicious villain/vengeful hero and a good story overall but poor developed because of the running time.With at least 2h the depth of this movie would have been completly different. A sequel might never happen and thats frustrating . 7.5/10
Not the worst movie I've seen but surely one of the most inept. It looks and sounds fine but the script is just all wrong and makes no sense. It just goes from scene to scene and the actors wander aimlessly around trying to survive this mess. It feels like a bad sci-fi B-movie from the 90's. It's staggering that this is what they made considering the source material. And the end fight is really bad...
The weirdest thing about this adaptation is how surreally faithful it is. Every scene stems from something in the novels, only its wrong; the wrong characters or the wrong context. It less resembles a condensed version of the story than one involved in a horrific teleportation accident.