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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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In a world of superheroes, there is only one gunslinger. See more »


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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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$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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Writer Trademark: Children. Many of Stephen King's books and TV or FIlm adaptations have children protagonists. See more »

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At 1:17:41 - Walter hands off Jake to the women in red, as she places him onto the chair. Then the scene changes angels and a man in green can be seen locking Jake in and then it cuts back to the red women walking back. See more »

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Roland Deschain: For centuries, the gunslingers were knights. Sworn to protect this from the coming of the dark. Now I'm the only one left.
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References Christine (1983) See more »

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Buscando Un Nuevo Amor
Written by Gustavo Thompson and Danny Richard Osuna
Performed by Todo Cien
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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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