The Descent
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Desperation (2006)
Drama,Fantasy,Horror,Mystery,Thriller
USA / English
"In this town, there are no accidents. "
When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Tom Skerritt John Edward Marinville
Steven Weber Steve Ames
Annabeth Gish Mary Jackson
Charles Durning Tom Billingsley
Matt Frewer Ralph Carver
Henry Thomas Peter Jackson
Shane Haboucha David Carver
Kelly Overton Cynthia Smith
Sylva Kelegian Ellie Carver
Ron Perlman Collie Entragian
Sammi Hanratty Pie Carver
Ewan Chung Shih
Alain Uy Cha'an
Trieu Tran Young Viet Cong
Tom Parker Young Johnny
Director: Mick Garris
Producer: Kelly Van Horn
Writer: Stephen King,Stephen King
Rather Disappointing
I was looking forward to this movie, as I had just finished reading the book of the same name. I had braced myself for some items being left out due to the fact it was on ABC...made for TV...all of that. But I couldn't have imagined how disappointing this film really was.

My first gripe with the film is that Collie is supposed to be about 6'7 according to the book, where as in the film he was not shown as the giant he was supposed to be. I understand it's hard to find an actor that tall, but they could have perhaps used some sort of shoes to make him a bit taller.

Secondly, the movie doesn't explain certain aspects. For example, when the two groups meet up, my father had to ask me why they didn't just get in the truck and get out of town instead of going to the movie theater.

I also wasn't a fan of the obligatory "Redrum" in the scene with the soap. For me, movies are good if you get so caught up in them you feel it's real, but with the "redrum" stuck on the wall it brought up "The Shining" and it kind of ruined the pace.

The one thing I did like was the solid acting by the actor who played Collie. I thought he did a good job in coming across with a dark humorous attitude. I would have absolutely LOVED to see R. Lee Ermy with that role however, as he did an excellent job in Full Metal Jacket and TCM remake. He is, however, much shorter and may have been too energetic for the role.

I really think this could have been a good movie, but instead it was watered down for television. I think if Steven King started trying to get his movies put out in Hollywood with the "R" ratings they deserve, they'd do a lot more credit to his name and be much more entertaining for everyone else.

Personal
Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
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Movie
Imdb rating: 5.4
Musician: Nicholas Pike
Running time: 131 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3