TL;DR – This is the end of the year, so let’s take a look back at the year that was by examining twenty categories across cinema, ranging from exquisite to the obscured, and all between
It is the end of the year (well a bit later than that but life happened) and while I will have the traditional Best of 2017 and Worst of 2017 lists, I have found that both of those lists miss some of the important facets that make films work, or not work. To eligible for these awards, they simply had to be a film I reviewed in 2017, and there may be some notable absences simply because we have not got those films here yet. So in Part 1 of 4, we look at five different categories that deal with the cinema of 2017.
The actions sequences that entertained
The films in 2017 that decided that just ok, was good enough for them
The films that exploded off the screen with beautiful cinematography
Those sneaky cameos they snuck in
The fantastic characters in cinema that are not just one person’s performance, a team came together to make it work
So let’s dive into TL;DR Movie Review’s Awards of 2017 Part 1
TL;DR – This is a bare bones movie which really feels that too much was lost in the adaptation
Score – 2.5 out of 5 stars
Oh boy, where to begin here, wow, ok this is going to be a tough one to review. I think part of the problem was that July was such a strong month for movies we had Okja (review), Spider-Man (review), Baby Driver (review), Dunkirk (review) and Planet of the Apes (review). It was such a strong outing that maybe it overhyped me for the rest of the year because since the start of August we’ve had Wolf Warriors 2 (review), Valerian (review), and Logan Lucky (review), all films with immense potential that all failed in their execution, and well this week we have another one to add to that list. Now before we start, I do want to mention I have not read the source material myself so I can’t give a complete comparison to what Stephen King wrote. However, even without reading the book you can infer a few things, which is what we will be doing today. So let’s dive in and look at the world of The Dark Tower.