Just Another Dark Tower Movie Review / by Chel Wolverton

I don't want to spoil The Dark Tower movie for anyone so if you haven't seen it don't keep reading past this point.

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The Man in Black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger....jumped through a portal to NYC to catch him?

I went in thinking we were going to get something very specific. If it wasn't the books then...what? 

I assumed it would be a sequel in a way that continued the story after Roland reaches the Dark Tower and thus a continuation of the books. The events repeating themselves just enough that it's the story in the books slightly tweaked. And you don't know until you know as a fan that it's not the same story as the books.

Yeah, sure character development would need to be different because "walking across the desert doesn't make for a good movie". The characters here look and sound as if they have the same name as characters in the book and that's it.

What I saw last night? I couldn't have even remotely guessed that's what I was going to come out of a Dark Tower movie. It may have been sci-fi dystopian themed, but that should NOT be associated with the series I know and love. 

It was more like really very bad fan fiction than something adapted from the series. A strange world that I didn't recognize that stole lines from a book series near and dear to me. 

I spent the first five minutes of the film angry for being what it was and then I just caved and watched what it is. I never want to see it again.