If you're thinking to yourself "Last Action Hero?" in a sarcastic tone, you can go right ahead and shut it. Yes, your brain. Shut your brain.
In Dark Tower, instead of Earth Prime Arnold Schwarzenegger and the often nefarious Charles Dance, we have the perma-stoic Idris Elba and the very versatile Matthew McConaughey. Elba and McConaughey make for a perfectly polarizing pair, and it's a case of when actors make the lines/character they are given better by just being them. No matter how awful the things ol' Matty Ice did were, I couldn't get over how damn cool he was while doing them. It matters none that Walter Padick is the lamest sorcerer name, like, ever.
I was not prepared for this movie to be as good as it was. I knew it would be a movie I'd like, but not this much. It was very, very sci-fi and that's right up my dark alley. It certainly grabbed my attention very early on and never let go. I almost regret not seeing it in the theater.
The Dark Tower is out now on DVD/Blu-Ray and is available for digital download through Amazon and whatnot (see link at top of page). If you're interested in the books, look below at links to find them on Amazon.
Rotten Tomatoes: 16% (wait, WTF?)
Verdict: Should See That