The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

By Nikolaj Arcel

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2018-01-27
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Production Company: Imagine Entertainment
  • Production Country: South Africa, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
5.6/10
5.6
From 2,109 Ratings

Description

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King, in the parallel realm of Mid-World, the once-respected Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has abandoned his ancient oath to protect the Tower that is being threatened by the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) who seeks to destroy it and life across the universe. In New York City, teenager Jake has recurring visions that signal the end of the universe and when he stumbles upon a hidden portal he travels to Mid-World, meets Roland and the two must embark on an adventure to find the Man in Black and save the Tower.

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Reviews

  • The Dark Tower

    5
    By Sbenger
    My family and I loved this film.
  • Better than I expected....

    4
    By Greggie100
    This is an odd one. When I first heard of the Dark Tower it was the film, and it had terrible reviews so I avoided it. I did however read the books which were great. Without giving away the end of of the books, it's worth noting that this film is not an attempt to cram the Dark Tower books into one film, that's a mistake that'll leave you disappointed. This film is the story of Roland and Jake AFTER the final chapter with Roland in the book. The film does have a lot of nods to the books. The spider, Steven King reference etc which is fun, though obviously there's oceans of stuff in the books that you might want to see. I think a decreped BLAINE was in there briefly. Idris is always great, but he film ot a lot of flak about the lack of emotion, which suggests an unfamilliarity witht the source material. It's a good watch, and if you read the books and want to know what happened after that.... well this film tells you.
  • So Disappointing

    1
    By The Rottie & Raven
    Dire, absolute disservice to the original books, storyline and characters. Dreadful adaptation and poorly written script.
  • Ridiculous price

    1
    By Santiago Ramon y Cajal
    Itunes pricing is seriously bad. For some stupid reason the price here has shot back up to £13.99, whereas every where else it has gotten cheaper in the usual fashion. On Amazon its selling for 5.49, down from 8.99. Amazon is kicking iTunes in every way. Unless theres a change i'm jumping ship soon.
  • Not great, script is poor.

    2
    By Chris2abel
    Great special effects, less than average script.
  • Don’t let the King fans put you off!

    5
    By Darren545
    I’m sure that fans of the book series hate this film. Most book fans do, but if you’ve not read the books this is a pretty good film.
  • Disappointing adaptation.

    1
    By Faraday9
    You don’t expect much from a book adaptation that takes seven books (each longer than the last) and condenses it into a 95 minute movie but this film was even worse than I expected. The plot made very little sense, the main villains motives were bland and the main character (who tried hard to put complexity into an under developed role) was dull. Not sure how a book series by a seminal horror writer ends up as a film with such a low certificate score either? Avoid.
  • Zero plot

    2
    By KingBigWig
    I read a few of the reviews first but thought i'd give it ago as they were a pretty mixed bag, but it's fair to say its 2 stars max, I still have no idea what on earth was going on. There's no real plot around the dark tower or what the heck is going on. Okay for background noise if you want to fill the void but otherwise i'd steer clear and find something else.
  • So disappointed

    1
    By PhillipMeyer
    I hadn’t read the books and saw this movie coming so went ahead and read the first few books before watching the movie. The books are very long and quite a job to wade through but they are compelling and fun. The movie however just ripped the original story to shreds and threw some of the story together without any real sense and never really told much of the story. Don’t bother.
  • Very watchable

    4
    By Scots Lol
    A decent, well cast, watchable movie. However, if you're hardcore into the Dark Tower series, or a massive Stephen King fan, then you'll probably be a bit disappointed. The Dark Tower books are shouting out to be made into a decent TV series, to rival the likes of Game of Thrones.

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