Movie: Doctor Sleep
Director: Mike Falangan
Score: 3/5 'Doctor Sleep' does little in both creating a fitting visual experience of Stephen King's 'The Shining', as well as forming a fitting prequel in Stanley Kubrick's classic 'The Shining'. Prior to watching this film I had no idea of the story, and I hadn't watch the classic 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick. In fact, it took me 'Doctor Sleep' before I watched 'The Shining'. Initially, I was rather lost with the terms used about people with 'the shine' or the ghosts that tries to attack them, but after awhile I seemed to piece the parts together by myself as the film progresses. This is a horror fim, but I don't feel it bringing any scares.
The plot was rather thin too, as I felt the climax came a little too early before the end and that it didn't fit the build up of suspense that was happening prior.
I like the cast choice though. Ewan McGregor was well, a sad man. Rebecca Ferguson's take on 'Rose The Hat' made for some intriguing moments, as well as the young Kyleigh Curran made me root for good to triumph over evil.
However, despite it good points, I feel that 'Doctor Sleep' isn't sure of what it wants to accomplish, and that makes this film a rather forgettable experience. I can understand if Mike Flanagan was finally a brave competitor to try and match Stanley Kubrick's valiant attempt of 1980, and if he did he falls short. Becausw despite trying to make its own stand, 'Doctor Sleep' chooses to also film some shots reminiscient of 'The Shining', in which I feel confused as to what Mike Falangan was trying to accomplish with this film.
Overall, I wasn't scared one bit. The build up was mediocre and the plot was rather dull. It's a movie which I kind of liked whilst watching, but that good feeling fades away fast.
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