Occasionally I write movie reviews when I see one that is hyped or recommended. This one that I saw the hype and made up my mind to see it and I wasn't sorry.

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey) to prevent O'Dim from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, the two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

Now that is out of the way it is still a quick summation of the Dark Tower written by Stephen King. Normally, I stay away from King movies because I don’t like his genre. However, as mentioned above, if you’re into gunslingers, Elba as Roland Deschain presents a heroic character as McConaughey projects pure evil.

Nevertheless, this a shoot’em up movie with much to recommend. If you like rapid fire gun play like cowboy movies of old, this is a movie for you complete with the requisite good guy and bad guy. Get a ticket today! 

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 13, 2017 at 2:05pm

I'm not a big TV watcher and didn't know The Mist was a series.  I saw the movie (from 2007) and it really blew me away.  That was a really good film.  

Comment by Michael Penn on August 12, 2017 at 10:50pm

Not for everyone but no bad. Nicely put together and good fight scenes. You don't know the truth until the end, or what it had to do with the Berlin Wall which comes down at the end of the film.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on August 12, 2017 at 10:38pm
I plan to see Atomic Blonde. What did you think?
Comment by Donald R Barbera on August 12, 2017 at 10:36pm
Did not know they made a movie. I'm going to be searching for it
Comment by Michael Penn on August 12, 2017 at 10:23pm

BTW, I saw Elba in Luther. It was a short series but so good that it came back later as a movie. The fans could not let it go.

Comment by Michael Penn on August 12, 2017 at 10:21pm

The Mist is on Spike TV right now. Not sure when Netflix will get it.

I watched Atomic Blonde today but found out I cannot see The Dark Tower yet. Patience here. AB is an East Berlin spy thriller with Charlize Theron as a female James Bond. Her South African ass kicks the snot out of a lot of men. Nice fight scenes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2017 at 7:58pm

Donald,  like your reviews and, will pass on the violent one and look for the comedy. 

Comment by Donald R Barbera on August 12, 2017 at 5:54pm
Michael I'm going try "The Mist." Is it on Netflix? Elba is in a BBC Netflix original series named "Luther." Elba plays Inspector Detective John Luther. It has some strange twists.
Comment by Michael Penn on August 12, 2017 at 4:09pm

Well, Donald, I'm going to have to watch it. With Elba and McConaughey you can't go wrong. I like King and I'm also watching "The Mist" series playing on a TV network also.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on August 11, 2017 at 2:13pm

Ruth--This movie is not for those with an aversion to guns. I grew up with Roy Rogers, Johnny MacBrown, The Cisco Kid, Gun Smoke and the Rifleman. These TV series always featured the fastest gun and the most accurate shooter and that's why I gravitated toward this movie. I don't think you'd like it very much because there is plenty of shooting even from the opening scene. Do you like comedy. I have a review I wrote of a comedy that made me piss in my pants. I'll post it.



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