I just watched the latest Safdie Brothers film. Let's talk about it.
I’ve never loved the idea of gleefully watching a movie that’s “so bad that it’s good.” Life is short and watching bad movies always felt more like a waste of time for me. For many, a bad movie is the opposite: it issomething to be consumed with the same voracity and enthusiasm as a great movie. No other film summarizes this mentality better than “The Room” directed by the enigmatic and just plain weird Tommy Wiseau.
In today’s pop culture, “The Dark Tower” series has become an established and well-known tale, garnering its own movie adaptation “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger” in 2017. In the wake of the failed box-office adaption which I didn't see (but read many of the critical reviews), I decided to sit down and read King’s masterpiece for the first time, starting with “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger,” the first book of the series.