So “The Dark Tower” trailer is finally out. I’m a huge fan of the Dark Tower books. I’m not a big fan of Stephen King’s politics and don’t like how he’s a Trump hater but despite all that, I’m still a fan of his work and his movie adaptations too.
This trailer is getting mostly negative reviews from what I’ve seen… actually the reviews are pretty much mixed but in my opinion, I think the trailer is fucking awesome.
A lot of people are like, “To those who read the book, will be upset”… I’ve read the book. In fact, I’ve read the book several times over the years of my life as “The Gunslinger” is one of Stephen King’s best books, in my opinion. From what I’ve seen in the trailer, it is pretty faithful to “The Gunslinger”, don’t listen to the critics.
Some of you ask, why doesn’t Roland Deschain (played by Idris Elba) have the hat which is depicted in the artwork of the books? Well in “The Gunslinger” novel, I think Roland lost the hat and doesn’t get a new one ’til in the later books. I don’t want to reveal any major spoilers, of course but I’ll leave it at that. Some are already asking where are Eddie and Susan, a married couple who are part of the second ka-tet? Well you won’t see them two until “The Drawing of Three” which is the second Dark Tower book so you probably won’t see them until the second movie. The first movie is an adaptation of “The Gunslinger” novel.
In the beginning of this trailer, you see Roland shooting at some creatures which are called the “slow mutants” just like “The Gunslinger” novel. The story is about Roland Deschain who is in search for the Man in Black whose name is Walter (a character who Matt McConaughey plays).
Once again from what I’ve seen of the “Dark Tower” trailer is pretty faithful to “The Gunslinger” novel. I’m gonna have to re-read the novel again before the movie comes out.
I’m definitely willing to give this one a chance and will see this one. I’m looking forward to seeing the “It” remake too. They both look real good! I’m so glad that “The Dark Tower” movie is finally here after all these years. I’ve been waiting for it for a pretty long time!
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I’ve read the series a few times and I think they have hollywooded it up too much. I really, really hope I’m wrong.
This is just a teaser. I love how people are quick to judge it. I’m sure they will release more trailers, revealing more and more stuff. You’ll start to see how it is faithful to the book then. Sure the film is loaded with CGI and shit but the Dark Tower books are taken place in different worlds. I think it’ll turn out to be really good, even King himself likes it a lot. They gave him an early viewing.
I read that he liked it as well. It will be tough to boil down all the books and the large story into the one movie. What I noticed that I didn’t care for is to much of things like sliding on the knees across however far shooting things, etc. Roland isn’t like that. Highly skilled in combat but not flashy. Flashy is what will draw the audiences, for sure, but detracts from what I feel is the character. I also don’t what Roland says to be said in the manner that a Rocky or Arnold character would say it.
I think all of us that have a relationship with the books are going to be quick to judge, either “Oh lord have they messed this up?”, which is where I am, or “OK it seems fairly faithful…” which is where it seems you are.
I’m going to go watch it, for sure, and will try to clear my mind and allow it to happen.