#KING’S THE THING
Rik Laan, email The Dark Tower was a bit of a disappointment. The story was too simple. Peter Jackson made three epic movies out of a small fairytale book (which wasn’t good either!), Nicolaj Arcel has done the opposite: it was just a small, simple fragment of a huge complicated story. If you haven’t read the books, you were thinking “What is this?”; if you have read them you were thinking “This is it?”. Shame.
IT was more like IT. Telling only the children’s tale in this first film was a good decision. The kids were wonderfully well cast and the scares were good enough. They could have made this at least half an hour longer though, to better work out the children’s “normal” problems (Beverly with her dad, Eddie with his mum, Bill with his parents only caring about the son they lost and even Henry’s backstory and so on) and their bonding in the Barrens by making a dam that floods half the place. Looking forward to “chapter two”!
Pennywise will return on 6 September 2019.
The Man in Black was the master of winter style.