Posted by Erik W on Nov 26, 2007 12:27 AM
It's been an hour since I saw the movie and I'm still sitting and trying to take it all in, or "decompress" as my roommate said.
To start off: I went into this movie not having read the short story by Stephen King, so I had no idea what to expect, and I didn't go in with any expectations based on the book.
I really liked it. It went in directions I didn't expect: especially in the area of religion and human nature. It started out really... cheesy... in the area of special effects and shallow character development ... so don't get discouraged in the first 20 minutes.
Give it a chance. It gets a lot better. The characters begin to seem more real, and as you get tied in tighter with the story, the special effects become more real, and I eventually got sucked right in.
And the ending. Wow. Just wow. After talking to a friend of a friend that read that book, even if you did, you won't even see it coming.