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The Dark Tower

Welcome back to the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast.

Here’s another movie there has been a lot of excitement about. Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, based on a series of books by horror-master Stephen King, it’s:

The Dark Tower

I’ll be honest: though I’ve read my share of Stephen King novels, the Gunslinger books weren’t included, so I’m coming into this blind.

Let’s see how well they pulled off King’s notoriously hard-to-adapt material, shall we?

The Disappointments Room

This movie finally worked its way to the top of the Netflix queue after having been there for months, continually being bumped down the list as it was supplanted by other movies I wanted to see more.

But, it arrived, so I watched it.

Here’s how it went:

Trope, trope, trope.

Family tragedy.

Trope, trope, trope.

Creepy, old, country house.

Trope, trope.

Ahh, “spooky.”

Trope, trope, trope.

“Creepy” room.

Trope, trope, trope.

“Disturbing” ending.

Basically, this movie checked off all the Writing, Acting, and Directing boxes for me: all the BAD Writing, Acting, and Directing boxes, that is.

There’s a word for this movie, and it’s in the title.