A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
The film was distributed by cutting out studios in order to have creative control and make money directly from the film itself. Accordingly, for this atypical distribution, Steven Soderbergh raised the budget by selling off foreign distribution rights and then sold everything except the movie showing up in a movie theater in order to pay for advertising and prints of the movie (i.e., selling post-theatrical rights to the likes of HBO, Netflix, VOD, television, and airplanes). By following these two steps, Soderbergh was able to sidestep a Hollywood studio and had creative control the entire time (for instance the trailers that dropped earlier this summer were by his design, as was the poster and the entire marketing plan). Also according to Soderbergh, under this setup, the box office bar for success is lower. With nearly everything prepaid, and no hefty distributor fees coming off the top, even a modest $15 million opening would be a win. See more »
When Joe puts the explosive bag into the cash container, the top of the bag is caught in the lid. The container is is fired through the tube with the lid at the back. The container is then fired back and into Clyde's chest with the lid facing away from Clyde. This wouldn't have happened as the lid was last in it should have been first back out of the tube. See more »
Is it twenty or is it thirty?... We are dealing with science here!
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This film was better (and much different) than I expected. At first the pace seemed very slow and the story predictable and seen-it-before. But then the pace picked up and you really get into the characters (of which every single one was cast and played their role perfectly) and the story (which overall was very well written - especially the ending). The ending had an obscure twist forming, but right at the very end, it comes together for a grand finale! Very enjoyable and I'm definitely watching this one again. It's a 9/10 from me.
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