Friday, August 4, 2017

THE DARK TOWER Reviews Look Disappointing


So it seems that The Dark Tower is getting  mixed review numbers, depending on who you look at. For me, I've been anticipating this film for quite a while because I'm a big Idris Elba fan. But then when I heard it had a 90-minute run time, I started questioning if I wanted to go.

When I drop money on a movie, it always feels like a waste of my money if a film is 90 minutes long. I want a movie to be almost or more than two hours long to feel like I got my money's worth.

But then I started hearing the mixed reviews - 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, 5/10 on IGN... 7/10 on IMDb.

Those initial numbers on IMDb, being around or under 1,500 votes, I usually discount as studio employees. The shills, if you will. It's not their fault, they're doing what good employees do. But now, over the last few hours, as more people chime in, the score on IMDb is at 6/10 and dropping.

Hell, even critics I trust are deadpanning the movie.

What a shame. The book franchise from Stephen King is a popular series, but it took four prople to write this script that was envisioned to screen by director Nikolaj Arcel. Hell, even Arcel said the books are unadaptable.

So there you have it. I was going to go see the film, but as the news adds up, I guess I'll skip this one until it hits our TV screens in one form or another.

You know... some people say that review number systems are ruining the movie industry... folks, movies are ruining the movie industry.

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