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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2017 at 12:32pm

Thanks for the review. Not enjoying gun battle movies, I'll pass.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on August 11, 2017 at 12:20pm
I enjoyed the hell out this movie. Good guy vs bad guy. Classic.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2017 at 11:55am

I just saw this earlier this week.  I agree that it's full of action and the eternal, exciting fight between good and evil.  Good acting and visuals.  I went to this movie with my best friend who has read all the Dark Tower novels (I have not.)  He said this film is not a recreation of any one of those novels, but is a broad storytelling depicting the general premise of the novel series.  

As a stand-alone movie it was enjoyable to watch, but I can clearly see that there's a lot of very interesting backstories that could have been told, but obviously couldn't be done in one, short film.  I like the premise of the story.   



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