4. "Are you a fan of both books?" In response to Reply # 3
I ask because the Doctor Sleep, while it certainly addresses the original, does so in a very focused and specific way. It's a sequel that builds on the original on key ways, but is still very much it's own story.
A major concern of mine is that this trailer places a rather large focus on the events of the original film, while the original is much more in the cut of DS.
So I'm just curious if your faith in Flanagan also comes with an affinity for the book.
8. "yeah. I'm a huge fan the book, and that's a problem " In response to Reply # 7
I have a hard time divorcing that from this.
They got Rose and Abra right. You don't really get the gravity of Abra's power the way you do in the book, or the weight of Rose's feelings about her. But you get enough.
There are several subplots and threads in the book that get cut that flesh out these characters and this world.to that end, the two books of this story is better served with a 16 episode HBO series or some shit.
To that end, this may be a better movie to those going blind to the book. There are points where it feels like they're clearly skipping ahead, but it was hard.for me to tell if this is only apparent because I've gone through that book at least ten times.
I know I have a hard time sorting my critique of the movie itself from how well it adapted the book. I'd call it a decent adaptation, but certainly not a great one.