The Stephen King adaptation#The Dark Tower” earned US$ 18.7 million on its first day of release. There were a lot of expectations for the Byzantine novel. Critics and fans offer varying reviews of the film.

Long wait for the novel

It was a long and winding road for the famous book to reach the big screen. Initially, duo J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof planned to take on the project. Afterward, Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman held possible reins for the film. Talks that Universal and Warner Bros. Pictures would oversee the movie production spread at one point.

Eventually, Sony and MRC were confirmed. In the end, Nikolaj Arcel directed and co-wrote the film.

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Negative predictions

Fans and avid followers of #Stephen King gave “The Dark Tower” a shot and supported it in the cinemas. Despite this, the film is considered as one of summer time’s movie disappointments. The other films include Universal’s “The Mummy” and Warner Bros. Studios’ “King Arthur.” Similarly, the three raked in poor performances in the box office.

Sony and MRC estimate that despite a projected earnings of $90 million worldwide, both companies will lose around $15 million. The amount is relatively small compared to other losers for the season. Just the same, the disappointment over failing to convert a riveting novel to a box office hit looms.

Disappointing reviews

Though it is still too early to tell if “The Dark Tower” will completely bust, reviews on the film don’t show much optimism.

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The science fantasy film follows the novel series authored by Stephen King. The legendary writer showed his utmost support for the movie adaptation. He utilized his social media platforms to encourage fans to watch. Additionally, he also scheduled a screen showing in Bangor Maine for New York Press and fans.

The legendary writer showed his utmost support for the movie adaptation. He utilized his social media platforms to encourage fans to watch. Additionally, he also scheduled a screen showing in Bangor Maine for New York Press and fans.

The film’s main character, Roland Deschain, was portrayed spectacularly by American actor Idris Elba. His role personifies a gunslinger whose primary goal was to protect a structure called the Dark Tower.

The Dark Tower” supports all realities in the world. It is crucial that it stands and survives otherwise, civilizations would be at risk for complete destruction. Matthew McConaughey joins the cast as the movie’s antagonist. He plays Walter o’Dim or the “Man in Black.”

Poor adaptation of a masterpiece

To start with, the film itself derives bits and pieces from the novel’s eight-volume series.

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This is one of the main mistakes of its producers and writers. The film simply packs too many details and storylines in one feature film. Its main audiences are those that followed the novels religiously. The main disappointment comes from these fans who claim the movie severely diverted from the true story.

More importantly, the plotline was hard to follow and seemed to be coming from different directions. It’s apparent that after a long anticipation for the novel to hit the screens, what arrived was an incoherent mash-up of originally interesting characters and stories.

Only time will tell if the rest of the coming weeks will reflect continued poor returns for the 95-minute long film. The only definite note on “The Dark Tower” is its failure to give any justice to one of Stephen King’s masterpieces. #Day 1