HistoryNet.com RSS
ArmchairGeneral.com RSS

HistoryNet.com Articles
America's Civil War
American History
Aviation History
Civil War Times
MHQ
Military History
Vietnam
Wild West
World War II

ACG Online
ACG Magazine
Stuff We Like
War College
History News
Tactics 101
Carlo D'Este
Books

ACG Gaming
Boardgames
PC Game Reviews

ACG Network
Contact Us
Our Newsletter
Meet Our Staff
Advertise With Us

Sites We Support
HistoryNet.com
StreamHistory.com
Once A Marine
The Art of Battle
Game Squad
Mil. History Podcast
Russian Army - WW2
Achtung Panzer!
Mil History Online

Go Back   Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History > Books, Film and Media > Film, DVD, and TV

Notices and Announcements

Film, DVD, and TV Discuss the latest movies at the theatre and on DVD, as well as what is on TV. ACG film reviews will also be found here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04 Aug 17, 15:23
Pirateship1982's Avatar
Pirateship1982 Pirateship1982 is offline
General of the Forums
Pirate
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive 
 
Real Name: Mayor McCheese
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Night Vale
Posts: 15,813
Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pirateship1982 has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
The Dark Tower

Anyone seen it or planning to?

I just saw it. I had mixed feelings. I'll say this upfront: if you haven't read the books you won't have a clue what's going on. They took plot points from 3 of the 7 books and threw them in a blender. I liked the action and they did have some fun with Roland trying to socially function in New York but this movie is an extremely compressed version of a book series that used more ink than Song of Ice and Fire Imagine trying to do GoT in 90 minutes. They wrote out two of Roland's main companions altogether.

And they didn't have Blaine the Mono, my favorite villain.
__________________
A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!
Reply With Quote
Facebook Connect and Magazine Promotions

World War II Magazine
$26.95

Armchair General Magazine
$26.95
Military History Magazine
$26.95
  #2  
Old 04 Aug 17, 15:43
OpanaPointer's Avatar
OpanaPointer OpanaPointer is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 11,682
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
I had no baggage going in, but I didn't have a problem with the plot. Pretty straight forward.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04 Aug 17, 15:53
Pruitt's Avatar
Pruitt Pruitt is offline
ACG Forums - General Staff
France
Distinguished Service Award ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive 
100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Blunders Campaign 
Summer Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Real Name: Richard Pruitt
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sulphur, LA
Posts: 26,979
Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
I read the books. I saw a preview with the gunslinger as a Black Man. If they are going to deviate that far from the books, I think I will wait for it to hit the cable channels. It is not like there was not a Black character in the books.

Pruitt
__________________
Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04 Aug 17, 16:05
OpanaPointer's Avatar
OpanaPointer OpanaPointer is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 11,682
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
I read the books. I saw a preview with the gunslinger as a Black Man. If they are going to deviate that far from the books, I think I will wait for it to hit the cable channels. It is not like there was not a Black character in the books.

Pruitt
Idris is "hot" according to Boss Lady. He's also a great actor. "Hands UP!!!" "Are you a robot?"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19 Aug 17, 11:07
Martok's Avatar
Martok Martok is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: moved...
Posts: 8,606
Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Martok has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Anything starring Matthew McConaughey has one strike against it already. I will wait for it to show up in Redbox.

However...I do believe Hollywood should make a movie on the Dork Tower series.
__________________
QamuIs Heg qaq law' lorvIs yInqaq puS

(Better to die on your feet than live on your knees)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27 Aug 17, 13:55
Mountain Man's Avatar
Mountain Man Mountain Man is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Spy Movies Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II 
Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado Rocky Mts, USA
Posts: 68,840
Mountain Man has disabled reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
I read the books. I saw a preview with the gunslinger as a Black Man. If they are going to deviate that far from the books, I think I will wait for it to hit the cable channels. It is not like there was not a Black character in the books.

Pruitt
My feelings exactly. This is the Hollywoody version of political correctness, changing genders and races in order to fill some political "quota" regardless of what the author wrote. The current trend is towards more blacks and more females. Apparently, those are the only "minorities" Hollywoody is aware of.

Sometimes it works, but most times it does not.
__________________
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27 Aug 17, 14:22
OpanaPointer's Avatar
OpanaPointer OpanaPointer is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 11,682
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800] OpanaPointer gives and gets respect [800]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
My feelings exactly. This is the Hollywoody version of political correctness, changing genders and races in order to fill some political "quota" regardless of what the author wrote. The current trend is towards more blacks and more females. Apparently, those are the only "minorities" Hollywoody is aware of.

Sometimes it works, but most times it does not.
It couldn't be because Idris is very popular right now, definitely not.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Please bookmark this thread if you enjoyed it!


Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.