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11-year-old Jake Chambers experiences visions involving a Man in Black who seeks to destroy a Tower and bring ruin to the Universe while a Gunslinger opposes him. However, Jake's mother, stepfather and psychiatrists dismiss these as dreams resulting from the trauma of his father's death the previous year. At his apartment home in New York City, a group of workers from an alleged psychiatric facility offer to rehabilitate Jake; recognizing them from his visions as monsters wearing human skin, he flees from the workers who give chase. Jake tracks down an abandoned house from one of his visions where he discovers a high-tech portal that leads to a post-apocalyptic world called Mid-World..
While Jake is being tied up in a chair, at first he is being tied up by Tirana. In the next shot he is being tied up by a man wearing a green jacket. The shot after that we see Tirana walking away, implying that she just finished tying up the boy. See more »
I have to be careful not to overstate this movie's grade. I have been guilty of doing that a few times immediately after a movie. Maybe the theater ambiance got to me or maybe one good scene stuck with me so I rate the entire movie based upon that. I can still say that this movie is good.
Idris Elba as the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the antagonist, Walter, were great. Their performances were right on point. They didn't do too much nor too little.
The story was also good. This movie was based upon a Stephen King novel of the same title and King rarely swings and misses. The base premise was that of good versus evil. More specifically it was about the demon world seeking entry into the human world and the coalition of gunslinger, seer, and shiner attempting to prevent it.
There was some good action in a measured amount. Likewise, there was a small dose of comedic scenes to provide levity as there were the heavy scenes that caused the heart to pound. I enjoyed the movie and I could definitely see there being a sequel.
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