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Stephen King's The Dark Tower described other worlds in glorious detail, and there were legends from the various cultures of these worlds. And if the tower is ever destroyed, all the monstrous awfulness will run rampant over the universe and destroy everything in it.

The long-awaited big screen adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy series The Dark Tower has finally arrived on screens - but the early reviews won't make happy reading for fans.

Many more reviews will come in before the final Rotten Tomatoes score for The Dark Tower is determined, but a start this poor is nearly always the kiss of death in terms of critical consensus. Winding up on a parallel Earth, Chambers meets The Gunslinger Roland Deschain, played by Idris Elba, and together they team up to defeat the Man in Black, Matthew McConaughey, in order to save the universe. Walter has the power to kill people with the radiant force of his self-love combined with some truly lethal narcissistic acting - or perhaps it just seems that way.

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I never read the King books, but it's more than obvious Arcel and the slew of screenwriters who have taken on this project over the years - there are four credited, including Arcel - completely slaughtered King's material.

"We're going back in the past". However, in his waking life Jake spends most of his time drawing pictures of what he's seen in his dreams, gets into trouble at school, and is the main issue about which his mother Laurie (Katheryn Winnick) and stepfather argue. It's something to do with the tower. But with so many possibilities and subplots in the books, plans to create more movies based on these stories seemed very possible.

The plot is complicated, but the famous first line of the series holds the key: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed".

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From there, Jake finds a portal to Midworld, where Roland resides, thanks to a not-at-all hidden portal inside a decrepit Brooklyn mansion, which emits a mid-90s modem dial up sound when activated- providing a single laugh-out-loud moment (for me, anyway). That's it. Everything that takes place in between those two points is filler, and what's worse - what is ultimately unforgivable - is that it actually feels like filler.

"As one of his 'constant readers, ' one of the things I found so much pleasure in was the fact that when I read one novel and I read the next one, there was the same town, there was the same character, or there was Castle Rock", he said in the interview. After building up to the great climactic confrontation for two thirds of the movie, it's a letdown. The name comes from King's inspiration, the Robert Browning poem "Child Rolande to the Dark Tower Came", and King's Roland has a grim quest of his own: to avenge the Man in Black for murdering his father.

"I wanted to be in a blockbuster, I wanted to play a big hero in a film. If the movie chronicles his final reach toward hope again, the TV show is the loss of that hope". The casting of Elba and McConaughey was confirmed in mid-2016.

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