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The Dark Tower (film review)


Film: The Dark Tower
Year: 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Idris Alba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
About: The last Gunslinger: Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, and determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower that holds the universe together. With the fate of the world at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle, as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjwfqXTebIY

My Review:
As a movie that my mother and I had been looking at for a while we decided to give this as a Christmas present and as a result gave this a watch for the very first time. I was also aware that there was books about this movie however having never read them before this will not be influenced by my review of the movie.

I thought that this film was good in that it showed how a child is picked up by the Man In Black and his team by being able to trace their psychic energy which helps them to locate the person and use them as weapons in order to try and take down The Dark Tower. I also liked that they showed how the psychic activity was coming from their dreams and that the people are usually unaware of anything being different about them compared to other people showing how people had different levels of psychic activity and they try to use everyone they can to topple the tower. I did think that the action scenes within the movie were also really good to watch by having the Man In Black using powers to control those around him. The Dark Tower also came across to me like it was setting up for another movie however with the tower seeming to be safe for the time being I would be interested to see how this continues. The acting between the actors was something that I did like however and made me keep my attention throughout this movie.

I do wish that this movie delved deeper into the characters of the Man in Black and The Gunslinger as the film didn't really explain their characters such as how The Gunslinger came to be one and how the Man in Black is able to control people. I also wanted the movie to delve deeper into how the Man in Black's powers was unable to work on that Gunslinger but worked on the others who he worked with.

Overall, this movie was good but it needed a deeper understanding of the main characters of the film as this did let it down a little. I would recommend this film to those who like action movies and fans of both Idris Alba and Matthew McConaughey as they were brilliant in this movie. This is a film I will definitely be watching again.

My Rating: 4/5 
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