Movie review: The Dark Tower

By Theo Pataro

The Dark Tower is a film based on a book written by Stephen King, a famous horror
story writer. The movie is directed by Nikolaj Arcel and the antagonist played by McConaugh
could really interpret the character.
The film is about a boy with psychic powers (which is called shine in Stephen King´s
Universe) that starts to have dreams about a man in black called Walter (the antagonist). With
curiosity the boy looks for the man because he is certain that the man exists. In his search for
answers, he finds the last gunslinger who helps him to find and defeat the man in black after
learning that he was evil.
Launched in 2017, the film was good, but not as expected by viewers. What I like most
about the movie is the plot and the development of each character. For example, the
gunslinger, who had given up on everything after seeing his father die in front of him, but after
he met the boy and pulled it together, he helped him to defeat the man in black. Or the boy,
who lost his father in a fire and was physically abused by his stepfather and even though, he
went on. However, I did not like the antagonist for one reason: he didn´t make sense. Villains
usually, in their own eyes, are doing good, either for everyone or for themselves. But this one
is not like that, he just wanted to see death.
Clearly it is not for everyone, but if you are looking for an adventure\action\fantasy
movie that gives you thrills, this is the film for you.


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