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The Dark Tower | August 4, 2017 | McConaughey, Elba | Reviews coming in, it's a bomb etc. etc. - we know this drill by now

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Yeah, it wasn't the travesty I was expecting. I got a little bored in the middle, which for a film that runs a mere 90 minutes should have been able to hold my attention the whole time. I haven't read the books though, so I didn't really know what I was missing. There was a lot of character building and backstory that goes unexplained and we are left with a bunch of characters who basically feel like they have either no motives or their motivations are just poor, which I certainly feel brings the whole film down and makes you not feel or care about anything or anyone on screen.

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On 8/6/2017 at 8:42 AM, Boner Omega said:

 

You're not wrong.  

 

However, let's also not forget that King almost died as well, which was the ultimate cliffhanger.

 

At GRRM's pace, there's no guarantee he'll live long enough to finish these last two books.  If Winds is taking him this long, imagine how long he'll take with what would be the conclusion of his series (providing he doesn't make it longer).

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On ‎8‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 2:49 PM, DAR said:

I just love this narrative.  Sony releases Baby Driver and Spider-Man:  Homecoming.  Sony can do no wrong.  

 

They release Emoji and Dark Tower.  They're such fuck ups.

And that is the problem. Sony's flops end up eating all the profits from their hits. Sony has severe problems, and they have for a number of years. The new management made one good decision with calling in Marvel Studios to save Spidey,but the bad hit to flop ratio continues. What matters is not how much an individual film makes, but what the balance sheet for the whole studio at the end of year shows.That is where Sony comes up short.

Every studio has it's ups and downs, but SOny has been in a trough for a number of years.

And they might lose the Bond Franchise,one of the few surefire things Sony has.....

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http://deadline.com/2017/08/the-dark-tower-tv-series-interest-movie-exit-survey-1202144404/

 

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There was an unusual question in the exit survey for The Dark Tower this weekend, with moviegoers asked whether they were interested in a Dark Tower TV series. It was included in the survey by MRC, which is set to co-produce the series with Sony TV. The result was that 83% of The Dark Tower film audience indicated that they were definitely/probably interested in a TV series.

 

“That is incredibly encouraging; what it shows is that there is a very big, excited audience for the show,” said MRC co-CEO Modi. Wiczyk.

 

The viewer approval for the movie, which drew mixed reviews from critics was in the 70%+, lower than the percentage of viewers interested in a TV series. “People who have seen the movie are interested in a TV series whether or not they liked the movie;  even if they didn’t like the movie, they were not turn off by that,”Wiczyk said.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, grim22 said:

 

Dark Tower made 19M, at about 9$ a ticket, that is about 2M people who watched it, 83% of that is 1.7M people. Not exactly the audience level that wouldn't get it cancelled within a season.

Depends on the channel. It would be fine for AMC, USA or Showtime, IMO.

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11 minutes ago, IN BKB WE TRUST said:

Well they should've just given this the WESTWORLD Treatment and sent it to HBO or SHOWTIME..

I could imagine HBO not being interest in someone else production with Westworld already being a bit of that aesthetic in some way.Would it not be a bit too big budget for Showtime ? here in canada at least it is like half the price of HBO. Did they ever made something close to that scale of show ?

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7 hours ago, grim22 said:

 

Dark Tower made 19M, at about 9$ a ticket, that is about 2M people who watched it, 83% of that is 1.7M people. Not exactly the audience level that wouldn't get it cancelled within a season.

Fuck it, 1 season would mean at least 6 hours of show if not a lot more. Gives them enough time to get some Mythology in there before it gets canceled, which is good enough for me. Better than the 1.5 hour half-baked job of the film.

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13 hours ago, grim22 said:

 

Dark Tower made 19M, at about 9$ a ticket, that is about 2M people who watched it, 83% of that is 1.7M people. Not exactly the audience level that wouldn't get it cancelled within a season.

 

That doesn't mean that a new audience can't be brought in who didn't see the movie on OW or will just check out the series and not the movie

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14 hours ago, grim22 said:

 

Dark Tower made 19M, at about 9$ a ticket, that is about 2M people who watched it, 83% of that is 1.7M people. Not exactly the audience level that wouldn't get it cancelled within a season.

Let's not forget this crucial factor. It's a lot more expensive for someone to buy a theater ticket than it is to watch a TV show.

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On 8/6/2017 at 5:42 PM, Wrath said:

Eh, anyone who tried to actually READ GoT knows this pain and then some.

 

I haven't read the Dark Tower books, but ASOIAF made this easier by getting worse and worse with every book.

 

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I never saw a trailer, I watched it anyway and it was far better than I thought. The bad guy was particularly convincing.

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On 8/2/2017 at 10:15 PM, WrathOfHan said:

Just think, RON HOWARD was originally going to direct this @Blankments

in a perfect world, that would've happened and he would've been too busy with promotional duties to do something else in july

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Worldwide is still kinda losing some steam. Close to $90 million worldwide on a $60 million budget is so far nothing to sneeze at. 

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While I don't want Hollywood to have a knee jerk reaction after IT's success and assume we just want more Stephen King movies (ignoring the fact IT was successful because it was a good movie), I do want a re-do of Dark Tower

 

An HBO series perhaps. 

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