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dear God in heaven - what happened to this movie?
Let me start by saying that I am a huge Stephen King fan. I have listened to all the King audiobooks I can get my hands on. I enjoyed listening to Jeffrey DeMunn (who played Harry Terwilliger in The Green Mile) read Dreamcatcher. Stand by Me is one of my all-time favorite movies. I had high hopes for Dreamcatcher.
This movie is not Dreamcatcher. It is a bad joke based loosely on Dreamcatcher.
The characters are good, the special effects are good. I was even happy that the gore (monsters coming out of butts) was tolerable. But the twist at the end was unforgivable. Duddits is not a gifted retarded boy dying of leukemia. He is, turns out, a monstrous alien, sent here (I guess - who knows) to foil a takeover plot by a competing alien race? WTF?
Imagine you're watching Stand By Me and, at the end, Ray Brower, (dead kid) gets up, puts his Ked's back on, and shoots Ace and Eyeball. Then he and the guys walk back into town and shop for bunk beds.
Imagine you're watching The Green Mile and, at the end, John Coffey tears free of the electric chair and crushes Paul Edgecomb's head like an egg.
Imagine you're watching Carrie and, at the end, Carrie becomes a nanny and teaches children to sing while dancing through the Austrian countryside.
Try this mental exercise and you will be ready to watch Dreamcatcher.
Don't get me wrong - I can't fault Stephen King with this - at least not completely. I will continue to read/listen to/watch his work. I especially hope to see a film adaptation of "Bag of Bones".
But SOMEBODY BUTCHERED THIS FILM. I DON'T KNOW WHO IT WAS BUT THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!