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The Dark Tower (2017)

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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In a world of superheroes, there is only one gunslinger. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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La Torre Oscura  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,153,698 (USA) (4 August 2017)

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$41,604,378 (USA) (18 August 2017)
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Roland sees a TV commercial with talking raccoons and asks Jake if 'animals still talk here'. This is a nod to the character Oy in the books; a talking raccoon-like creature called a Billy Bumbler who Jake befriends. See more »

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Roland Deschain: For centuries, the gunslingers were knights. Sworn to protect this from the coming of the dark. Now I'm the only one left.
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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: The Dark Tower (2017) See more »

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A movie is never a book ....
6 August 2017 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

I have read the entire series many times over. I did not go in expecting the masterpiece that is the entire series condensed into a few hours of film. In short, I loved it. Idris Elba did an amazing job of capturing the character Roland Deschain and key aspects of what it is that makes him The Gunslinger. McConaughey? A polished modern Walter. Balancing between the two the dynamics and never ending struggle between what makes the series, The Dark Tower. It has been mentioned time and again, the series makes it very clear there are many worlds. Why traditionalist can't grasp that fact is frankly puzzling. The sheer volume of lore contained within the books that comprise the Dark Tower is staggering and rich enough for many films to follow if they chose to do so. So if I loved it, why 9 stars? The ending. It was lacking in my opinion and lacked the strength required.


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