The Dark Tower (2017)

I just watched the movie, and really, it is not too bad. Everyone said it was disjointed and hard to follow, but it wasn’t. It was pretty clear what was going on. The main problem was how much they shoved into one movie — it could have been several movies, but of course the start was so slow that the pacing would have killed the first one. I was never able to finish the actual novels — it always seemed too contrived. A dark tower, meh. A gunslinger? Nah. But the movie was ok. Not fantastic. Not enough character development — Blade was a lot more fun in that category. And all the kid’s relatives died as meaninglessly as they did in Time Bandits. So not a great movie. But it was a solid apocalyptic fantasy, and we can always use more of those. I actually think a sequel could do a lot better, but I doubt we’ll ever see one, unless some independent company does a low budget version. They have a gating technology that allows them to travel to other dimensions, which worked for Stargate.  And more sorcerors or demons could be faced.  Maybe the true successor could be a Grimjack movie. Gunslinger, plus magic, plus multiple dimensions, plus plenty of plots. Yeah, that could work.

Grimjack introduction

About lostdelights

An old gamer flying his freak flag, I've been playing table-top role-playing games since 1978. I've been building my own system (Journeyman) since 1981.
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