‘Dark Tower’ provides action, adventure, horror

Noah Currie, Staff Writer

When watching “The Dark Terror,” I had no idea what to expect.

I was beginning to wonder if it was going to be a movie focused on action, adventure, or horror, but to my surprise it had a bit of all three.

The movie focuses on a kid who everyone thinks is crazy because he sees terrible things in his dreams. When it turns out what he sees is real, he begins to take matter into his own hands.

Idris Elba did a superb job as the grisly protagonist who has a dark and troubled past. Over the course of the movie his character began to develop and evolve greatly who struggled with what he wanted and what he should do.

Matthew McConaughey was out-right dastardly! His character showed little to no morals; instead of making snap decisions, he pondered them and was cruel to absolutely everyone in his path.

The director of this movie is Nikolaj Arcel and he has directed such films as “King’s Game” and “A Royal Affair” but has also helped write such films as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Absent One.”

The thing that stood out to me the most in this film were the landscapes and the locations where the film was shot.

In one scene there was a desert that didn’t have a single living creature, and in another scene there was an old carnival that was ravaged by nature while fog swirled all around it.

I also usually hate child actors — I don’t know what is is about them but they just grind my gears all the time — but the actor

Tom Taylor did a great job because he was not a naive kid who always needed saving, he didn’t give any attitude, and he handled grief really well.

My least favorite part about this movie is how short it is and how they could have gotten into a bit more detail in the cinematic universe.

I would say overall it was an alright movie and would be worth watching again.