We know it’s that time of the month. It’s scary to even check our bank balance right now. Some things are just left unknown until you’re staring red-faced at the guy on the counter of your favorite food store who says that your card is not working. It’s okay, with just three days to go, we have a new month to look forward to this Friday, which also happens to be the day of new releases. So if you haven’t caught The Dark Tower in theatres already, make movie date plans for the end of the week, because this one is here to stay. Based on Stephen King’s novel series of the same name, the movie serves as a great appetizer for the upcoming It, written by the same author. Read our full review here.
Starring Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey, The Dark Tower has received mixed reviews from critics and audience. While critics found it to be a tad mild in comparison to King’s other adaptations, audience members were annoyed particularly because the film did not do justice to the books. Well, we see why it is difficult to cram eight books into a single movie, but the film is actually a continuation of the series. With the shortage of time, the characters could not be properly established and the pace of the movie was naturally very fast. This did not go down too well with the audience, especially the ones who have read the books.
The Dark Tower
Haven't read the books?
Not as bad as people say.
Have? You'll despise it. #HaikeReview
— Chris Will (@wills_theory) August 27, 2017
Book readers are often labeled ‘too snobbish for their own good’. When film or TV adaptations of their favorite books are made, they are the ones leaking spoilers on the Internet, ruining the viewing experience for everyone.
I liked The Dark Tower movie, but what I'm guessing by reading the reviews is that if I read the books, I would totally hate it?
— ✿ Kai & Suho ✿ (@kbookdragon) August 28, 2017
But you can’t faze them all! A lot of people manage the herculean task of avoiding spoilers on the Internet and have no time for critics or haters.
Well, I have absolutely no idea what the critics are saying. The Dark Tower was really good. As a huge fan of the books, really happy!
— Jeeves Bunny (@JeevesBun) August 18, 2017
One thing is for certain – even if the book lovers did not like the movie, movie fans are surely interested in The Dark Tower novels now.
Saw the dark tower tonight, not knowing anything about the books I throughly enjoyed the film! Now I wana read the books.
— Ben Layton (@Shortxlived) August 17, 2017
You don’t even have to like the movie to want the books. The story and its characters give you a new fictional world to delve into, especially now that Game of Thrones is over.
Happy to report that while I didn't particularly love The Dark Tower movie, it did get me interested in finally reading the books.
— Mitch 💀 (@Mister_Bones) August 17, 2017
Not just the international audience, even the Indian movie-goers have a new-found love for Stephen King’s novel series. Here’s what a BookMyShow user had to say –
So if you still have a bank balance that can last you the month, you know what to do. Book tickets for The Dark Tower and spend the rest of this month’s salary on the books. YOLO!
The Dark Tower was solid, getting into the books ASAP.
— Joseph Greenspan (@joe_greenspan) August 17, 2017
If you are a fast reader, you might just finish the first book before the release of Stephen King’s It. The horror movie of the year, It is another adaptation you mustn’t miss!
Stephen King The Dark Tower what an amazing film. For someone who doesn't read books this film is awesome hope more to come from him?
— Mark Weston (@MarkAWeston1962) August 27, 2017