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I Don’t Know Anything About The Dark Tower… And That’s Awesome!

I Don’t Know Anything About The Dark Tower… And That’s Awesome!

Right now, a big chunk of Hollywood movies are sequels, reboots, prequels or projects based on existing properties.  The cinematic ‘surprise’ has been replaced by the curiosity surrounding one question: Can they pull off the [insert movie title] adaptation?

The Dark Tower is extremely interesting to me because it’s a complete mystery.  I don’t know the story.  I don’t know the characters.  I’ve never read the books.  Since the Nikolaj Arcel helmed feature was announced, I’ve purposely avoided any and all news stories aside from casting etc..

I know NOTHING about The Dark Tower.  Until this trailer was released.

You might argue that I should have avoided the trailer too.  Unfortunately, I just don’t have that kind of will power.  So this is my official first take on the film and, by association, the book.

I like it but Matthew McConaughey’s villain just doesn’t seem that scary.  For a character built up to be worse than the devil, I’m not sensing the evil.  He must do some pretty awful things in the film to merit that moniker.

As a trailer, The Dark Tower is set up to be a nice change of pace in the always crowded summer movie season.  I’m curious to read hardcore fan reactions to the trailer/film but I have to return to radio silence and avoid spoilers.  To quote Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained:

“You had my curiosity Dark Tower…  Now you have my attention…”

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