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Dreamcatcher review


2003
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Starring Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane and Jason Lee


Four friends go to a cabin in Maine every year, although this year is different (otherwise they wouldn't return; trust me, you wouldn't want to put up with this shit year after year). Parasitic aliens are taking over!

Yeah. So the acting is great, the idea is great (it's based on a short story that Stephen King wrote while he was recovering from when he was run down by "one of his characters"... err, from the car accident he had), and the director is fantastic. So we have the makings for a great film, right?

Wrong.

I'm sorry to say while it's good 'n' gory, got great twists, and has all the afore mentioned niceties, it just doesn't work for me. I think it's because it sort of... Deteriorates, and by the end I was left going, "Good god when will this end!!?!"

But if you can stand all that, check it out.

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2011-07-08 [Sideways]: Stephen King's work is too cerebral for film. Too much takes place in thought sequences And allegory for it to translate to film. Also, Dreamcatcher was a 400 page novel, and it fucking rocked, read it. Read the book.

The movie was suprisingly faithful to the book. Amazingly so. Which is why it failed. Tis like trying to spin gold from lead.

So yes, movie was a good effort, but it failed.

2011-07-08 [Sideways]: So please don't bash one of the greatest fiction writers of our last century, even if it's just by association, without doing your homework. It makes you look bad.

2011-07-09 [Akayume]: I never said Stephen King was bad. I said the movie was bad. Which it was. I'm not quite sure what the problem is here?

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