The Dark Tower (movie)

I did watch The Dark Tower. It is supposed to be based on The Dark Tower book series by Stephen King. I would say very loosely based. It has Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Tom Taylor in it.

Warning: there is lots of violence.

I haven’t read the whole book series yet. I will be re-watching the movie once I get through reading the rest of the books. I do have a problem with this movie though. The only good thing was Matthew McConaughey was a great pick for the man in black (Walter).

The main problem is that the gunslinger (Roland) is NOT black. In the first book, he says the man in black is the same complexion which is pallid like him. Pallid means pale not black. Also Jake dies twice in the first book. He doesn’t die at all in the movie. (I did sneak and looked up Jake appears in the other books and he does.) Jake’s father was not a fireman. Jake doesn’t have dreams of the man in black or Roland in the first book. It does say he may have the touch (which I guess the shine as talked in the movie.

Portals are not called portals in the books. They are thinnys and they don’t appear until the 4th book. Jake meets Roland at a way station in the first book. Roland isn’t smart in the first book. The man in black tells him about the universe in the first book. The woods didn’t have an amusement park.

Even though there were many differences, it was a good action movie. On Thursday, I’m watching Horns. I will be through listening to the book on Thursday.

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