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The Dark Tower (2017)

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter
... Roland
... Jake
... Steven
... Soldier
... Arra
... Sayre
... Pimli
... Tirana
... Laurie
... Lon
... Timmy
... Dr. Hotchkiss (as José Zuñiga)
... Lucas Hanson
... Teacher
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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,153,698, 6 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,701,325, 19 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,873,047, 20 August 2017
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Trivia

When Jake is wandering the forest he stumbles across a carnival ride bearing the name "Pennywise", who is the primary antagonist in Stephen King's novel "It". See more »

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Jake's map of the beams and tower is wrong. He only draws 3 beams when they say there are 6 beams with 12 Guardians. See more »

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Jake Chambers: It's a hotdog.
Roland Deschain: Savages. What breed?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Dark Tower (2017) See more »

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Dumbing down the Tower
6 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Dark Tower by Stephen King is an expansive story that spans 7 books, telling Roland the Gunslinger's journey to the Tower; involving different genres, many characters, many worlds - a big lore.

At a certain point whether you have read the series or not is probably irrelevant. If you haven't read the books, I would imagine the movie just will feel flat and lifeless, with only a few scenes from McConaughey standing out. There's very little plot and character development, which comes across as a lump of clichés. If you have read the books, you'll likely find the movie a spectacular failure, wondering how the writers managed to dumb down such promising material to a 95 minute generic action movie, and making an actor like Idris Elba overact in a character that should have endless potential. The final result is so hollow and narrow, if you have watched the trailer, you may just count yourself as having seen the whole thing.

If you are intrigued by the story, skip this movie, and give the first book of the series a go.


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