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post #1 of 9
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Has anyone seen this movie? I watched it on PPV the other day, and it was really good! It's based on the novel by Stephen King. I wasn't sure if I was gonna like it or not, since Stephen King books can be ghorry (sometimes). Anthony Hopkins is in it.
post #2 of 9
I saw it a few weeks ago. It was slow at some points, but I got very involved and wanted to sit and watch to see what happened. In the end, I decided it was worth watching
post #3 of 9
I thought it was pretty good...the book was better, though
post #4 of 9
I couldn't make heads or tails of that book. It had to be one of the worst books I've ever read. The only reason I finished it was because I was hospitalized and had absolutely nothing to do. Even then, at times, I found my IV drip was holding my interest more than that book was.
post #5 of 9
Right there with ya Cooie! I am such a big Stephen King fan, but that book was terrible. It was dull, pointless, and creepy in a bad way. I have no intentions of ever seeing that movie.
post #6 of 9
I rather enjoyed the book, when you consider that one reads horror novels to be freaked out and scared... I don't think I want to see the movie, because the one in my head from reading the book is the one I like. The creepy guys were so abstract that I can't imagine what they did to put them in a movie. I had the same feeling with "The Regulators" and "Desperation". In these 3 books he just pokes your imagination into making its own pictures, as opposed to laying it all out for you. It's just something in the air that is scary most of the time, and every now and then it jumps up 2 inches in front of your face...

Debby, in your opinion, did they do a good job of turning the book into a movie? Was it "Salem's Lot" bad or "Dolores Claiborne" good?
post #7 of 9
I think it was somewhere in between those two! And I'm with you, desperation and the Regulators are my favorites!!!! They really had my imagination going!!!!!!! Scary!!!!!
post #8 of 9
I didn't mean that it was creepy in a good way, like Needful Things or Bag of Bones. I just found it really dull and the way that old guy talked was creepy in a way that I didn't understand. I didn't understand why he and the kids hung out so much and there were some situations I was uncomfortable with, but to tell you the truth, I remember very little detail about the book. But he has done some really awesome stuff! This just wasn't one of them.
post #9 of 9
The first part of the book was interesting, creepy, and typical Stephen King. The second part was not creepy, but was kind of fun to read, even if a whole dormful of men actually failing due to a hearts game was a little farfetched. But, I kept reading to see how this had anything to do with the first part, and the Carol (I think that was her name) character was the only connection, but there was still really no connection because what was going on in the first part had nothing to do with the second part.

But the third part? Well, to be honest, I can't really remember it much either because it was so crashingly boring (this is the part where my IV drip became utterly fascinating) that I skimmed a great deal of it. And again, the only connections were some of the minor characters, and that "note from Ted" thing and Carol being someone else that still made no sense!

The first part had definite supernatural elements, but they were completely abandoned until the very ending, and were never explained.

And since the book was, what, 600 pages? they had to have heavily edited it to make a two hour or so movie. Did they just concentrate on the first part? But if they did that, the title would make no sense since the hearts didn't come in until the second part, and if I remember correctly the Atlantis part didn't come in until the third part.

But, anyway, I'm rambling. I guess I'm trying to convince myself it was really a worthwhile book since all these intelligent people who have posted about it seemed to like it!
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