The Dark Tower: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Jake (Tom Taylor), is a young kid who constantly dreams of another universe where a demonic sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) aims to destroy a tower who serves as a protection against demons and monsters to enter our world. Soon, Jake enters to that world via an old portal in Brooklyn where he meets Roland (Idris Elba) a gunslinger who has a mission to protect the tower at all cost. Together, they must find a way to kill the sorcerer and his dark plans.

Danish Director Nikolaj Arcel brings us his adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The film struggles to get positive reviews from the critics even it has two elite actors to back the whole thing up. Mainly because there are a lot of strings in its plot and all of it are crammed down to fit into a 95- minute run time. However, even the film looks short in the paper; I felt that the film is too long and a bit dragging at times. The film also struggles to find a way to stand out except for the awesome reloading skills of the gunslinger. The action scenes are rushed and looked unpolished at times. There is a bit of excitement in it but can't take that momentum far enough and produce some genuine thrills in it.

Idris Elba and Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey are two great actors and seemed like they both enjoyed their one on one battle with good vs evil. However, the two need a much decent material to work with as we all know that these two men can do more than what they did in this film.

Overall, The Dark Tower is both enjoyable and disappointing adventure film that may win or let down an avid movie viewer. It can easily be appreciated by not thinking too much about it and simply go with the flow because if you look closely to its flaws, The Dark Tower will crumble down  at the front to your seats.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey

Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel 
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas