Thirty-nine years have passed since the premiere of The Shining, a film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel by Stephen King, and a film that was rightfully praised by the audience and critics, it is considered one of the best literary adaptations for the cinema of a Stephen King's story.
Of the disgust between the writer and the director, we will not speak in this space, however, we will mention that it is one of the most disturbing films about the descent into madness, everything is represented in a very well approached way, and you'll feel the desperation and fear of the movie.
The story of the damn Overlook hotel got tattooed in the collective imaginary and for a long time the idea of a sequel based on the novel that gives continuity to the story of Danny Torrance as an adult. That sequel is now ready to reach theaters in the United States on October 31. It's called Doctor Sleep, and let us tell you that you will feel exactly the same as you did with The Shining, if you don't believe us, we think you should watch it now.
The story passes years after the events of The Shining, and Doctor Sleep follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), traumatized and with problems of anger and alcoholism that echo the problems of his father Jack, who when his psychic abilities resurface, is contacted with a girl named Abra Stone, who must be rescued from a group of travelers who feed on children who have the gift of The Shining, a gift that those who watched the movie with the same name will know, but in short explanations, an unexplainable gift.
That allows those with better mental abilities to connect with others (alive or not, or other things more than persons), and do things in a way that normal people could never think about, a bit like the vampire's gifts in the Twilight saga.
Directed by Mike Flanagan, the film, just as The Shining, has been hailed as one of the best adaptations that have been made of the work of Stephen King, an author who has also given his approval through his Twitter account in which he exhibited his feelings of happiness towards the movie, and if the very first author gave the approval to the movie, it means that it must be good, but watch it online for yourself to see if it's true.
This year, they also premiered Cursed Graveyard, It: Chapter Two and In the Tall Grass, movies based on King's works. In general terms, Doctor Sleep has surprised critics by the way he has found his style to generate terror since it is not a strict sequel and it is not a pure and hard terror, but a more contemplative and reflective production about horrors inherited It has also been highlighted that it works as a sequel to the book and the movie to create a material rich in references that fans of the writer's work will like.
Not everything has been positive, a fraction of critics have not found something that makes this film justifiable. Some have crossed out a conventional narrative that is common to find in intrigue films because it weakens the favorable points of the work. But perhaps the biggest criticism he has obtained is that he fails to escape the elongated shadow of The Shining.
But, as the score with which he has debuted on our Tomatometer, Doctor Sleep has passed the test with the experts. In general, we are facing a remarkable and brilliant film, suitable for a film that is considered a cinema classic. Then we leave a summary of the most outstanding reviews.