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.
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
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.
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