The Dark Tower Full movie details, Star cast, Release date, Reviews
Index of The Dark Tower is a 2017 American science fantasy western film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel. A continuation of Stephen King’s novel series of the same name, the film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower – a mythical structure which supports all realities, while Matthew McConaughey plays his nemesis, Walter o’Dim, the Man in Black, and Tom Taylor stars as Jake Chambers, a New York boy who becomes Roland’s apprentice.
Intended to launch a film and television franchise, the first installment combines elements from several novels in the eight-volume series, and takes place in both modern-day New York City and in Mid-World, Roland’s Old West-style parallel universe. The film also serves as a canonical sequel to the novel series, which concludes with the revelation that Roland’s quest is a cyclical time loop; the presence of the Horn of Eld, which Roland carries in the film, indicates that this is the next cycle.
The Dark Tower premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on July 31, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on August 4, 2017 by Columbia Pictures. It has grossed $71 million worldwide against production budget of $60 million, and received generally negative reviews, with critics calling it “a dull disappointment without any set audience: incomprehensible to newbies, and wildly unfaithful and simplistic to fans of King’s books”, though Elba’s performance was praised.
Walter O’Dim, who is also known as the Man in Black, wants to destroy the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. The only man who can stop him from doing so and save the universe, is Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger.
Star Cast of The Dark Tower
Idris Elba as Roland Deschain
Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick, the Man in Black
Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers
Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon
Fran Kranz as Pimli
Abbey Lee as Tirana
Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre
Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers
Dennis Haysbert as Steven Deschain, Roland’s father.
Michael Barbieri as Timmy
José Zúñiga as Dr. Hotchkiss
Alex McGregor as Susan Delgado
Nicholas Hamilton as Lucas Hanson
De-Wet Nagel as Taheen Tech
Trailer of The Dark Tower
Verdict: Idris does it right, but all eyes are on McConaughey. The arrival of the Apocalypse is a subject often broached upon in Hollywood movies. Some filmmakers show it as the coming of aliens, others portray it as a natural calamity, while a few even show it as a human-induced disaster. But in every movie, there ……Read full review
Possibly the most hilarious bit of trivia about The Dark Tower is that Sony Pictures chose to premiere it at the MoMA the landmark Museum of Modern Art that has housed works by artists like Picasso, van Gogh and Dali, and has provided a venue for provocateurs like Marina Abramovi and Bjrk. Its a perplexingly deliberate move to inject some form of legitimacy to what has to be one of the strangest summer movies in recent memory.…Read full review
The Times of India
New York kid Jake (Tom Taylor) is gifted. He sees visions that revolve around a mysterious `man in black` Walter (Matthew McConaughey) and his attack on the Dark Tower by using the power siphoned from telepathic children. As Jake`s nightmarish visions come to life, he comes across Roland (Idris Elba), the Gunslinger, who is immune to Walter`s psychic powers and has the ability to safeguard the tower that holds the universe together. The two must protect the world from Walter`s destructive plans. …Read full review
In a middle of the blockbuster movie season, a generic action movie sticks out like sore thumb. But well regarded source material being turned into a generic action movie that really hurts. This is unfortunately the predicament of The Dark Tower a sour and disappointing action fantasy that simply fails to entertain. …Read full review
The Indian Express
The film is based on an eight-novel magnum opus by Stephen King, centred around the concept of good vs evil. Arcel, thankfully, has concised the first of these (surely there will be more) into a 95-minute film. …Read full review