The Dark Tower ★★★½

Great film with classic tropes and character archetypes poised in a struggle against oblivion. The only thing that will save us are our stories and what codes they’ve hidden, lifelines to our collective past; platforms upon which the identities of all individuals lie in the face of the foe. That’s what Graham Hancock’s work will have you seeing anyway. It’s poetic.

Outside of a heavy allegorical reading, one might find fault with this film’s occasionally banal infrastructure. Sometimes it feels like you’re watching a film you scooped from the DVD bin at your local supermarket, sometimes it feels like one of the best action/adventure gun films since Wanted with Angelina Jolie. If you’re not mining it for philosophical truths and obsessively trying to read into each and every little thing, it might not be for you.

I enjoyed it though.