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.
La prima metà è fatta bene, interessante e dinamica. La seconda metà però corre troppo, per arrivare ad un finale veloce e scontato. Bei personaggi che potevano essere sviluppati meglio e poche descrizioni per luoghi e storia di questi due mondi che vengono a contatto. Se vuole essere una trilogia, almeno sono contenta che questo capitolo sia autoconclusivo e non lasci in sospeso niente. Speriamo migliori col secondo
Yet another foreign filmmaker chewed up and spit out by the big Hollywood machine. The movie feels like a classic case of too many chefs in the kitchen. While watching the movie you can just sense the meddling of talentless hack executives. I feel bad for Arcel but he's bound to bounce back - for his next project he returns to politics, a subject he knows how to tell well, with a movie about RFK starring Matt Damon.
Well, its not the worse King adaptation to come along by a long shot...if that sounds like faint praise it is. Tom Taylor gives the only performance of note here with the two leads looking lost in their under-written parts. This was an adaptation that spent years in development hell and perhaps should have just faded away instead.
Probably the most disappointing movie adaptation of the great source material since "Watchmen". Just like the latter, it had to create its own tone and style when it had all of that perfectly established already in the book - and just like the latter, it failed miserably. So, it feels more like modern and sterile sci-fi flick rather than nightmarish spaghetti western that it was supposed to be. Still, kudos the cast.