Doctor Sleep (review)

Doctor Sleep (review)
Doctor Sleep (review)
User Rating: 0 (0 votes)

It’s not necessary to know much backstory from Stephen King’s THE SHINING, but it helps to know the basics for this sequel. Ewan McGregor plays the adult version of the little boy who was scarred by the events in the original movie. He’s still coping with the ghosts (literally) from that time, when a teenager appears who also has extrasensory powers. They embark on a search to stop a truly merciless group who prey on the pain of children (the most brutal scene in the film). This story takes 2.5 hours to unfold and doesn’t even get to the fateful hotel until the final 30 minutes. Through it all, there’s a sense of dread, accompanied with some cool visual effects and ominous sound design. The pace never quickens and there aren’t any big scares, but the compelling story and Mike Flanagan’s engrossing direction create a continual level of tension.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

Movie website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*

Please prove you are human: * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.