The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower ★★★

Compelled to write on this because the reviews I've seen thus far are pretty negative and I didn't dislike this film at all. I was never bored or annoyed watching it and while that's an admittedly low bar to set, I'm used to big-budget Hollywood genre adaptations leaving me cold. I wasn't familiar with the source material but I got a strong sense of SK's usual tropes in spite of it not being horror content at all. Is a vast mythology watered down to cram into 95mins? Probably - but a sprawling, dragged-out 3-hour epic is no good alternative.