Does The Shining Need a Second Part? If Jack Torrance is lunatic, mysterious, terrifying, or anything that has made that film an unforgettable classic and on the lists of the best films in film history, is it necessary to make a second part?
There are only two people who believe this: the author of the story, the king of American horror literature, Stephen King, and the second, Mike Flanagan, the writer and director of the film. As a result of their chaos, Doctor Sleep, adapted from a novel by the same name, as the classic movie legend Stanley Kubrick was adapted from King's 1977 novel, this film is based on his 2013 novel.
King and Kubrick differed greatly from the film that redefined the cinema of horror in 1980, and both wanted to impose his artistic vision.In the end, Kubrick triumphed to see him, and King was furious and disowned the film and declared it too boring.
Dr. Slip is about half an hour longer than Kubrick's fascination, and he seems to have been so tired of preparing (writing and directing) for Flanagan, too heavy for the viewer because he has no spirit and no distinctive artistic vision, and is filled with new characters so boring, that you feel pity for Yourself because you torment yourself by watching it, as well as a weak scenario because the story is poor, meaningless and absurd than scary.
We don't even know who the hero of the film is, Danny Torrance? Who was a child at The Overlook Hotel in the first film, riding a bicycle in long corridors, the iconic snapshot of that film, which his father chased in the ax in his immortal memory of retired Jack Nicholson, or Abra Stone, who has telepathic abilities?
In the new film, Danny (Ewan McRugar) has grown up to become a wine addict, homeless, unemployed, and traumatized by the tragic events at the end of The Shining. His mother, Wendy (Alex Esso), died after moving from Colorado. Danny suffers his telepathic power called shining, or "glamor," according to the film, but he has developed the ability to get rid of the demons of the Overlook Hotel by putting them in imaginary boxes inside his mind.
The man decided to enter a group treatment program to get rid of addiction. Danny's companions volunteered to help him find a home and a job at a nursing home, where he was dubbed a sleep doctor because of his telepathic ability to enter the minds of elderly patients and gently move them to their final resting place.
Elsewhere, other supernatural powers creep up on both sides of good and evil, a girl named Abra (Kylie Curran) with telepathic powers like Danny, who needs his advice as Danny himself got guidance from the wise Dick Haloran (played in the first film, Scatman Crothers, here. Carl Lambley).
On the evil side, a gang of vampires hunts and kills children to feed on their lives in order to stop the gang members from getting older. The gang leads Rose the Hat (Swedish Rebecca Ferguson). Once the victim is brought under control, the gang ignites a fire, meets the victim and performs a mass inspiration.
Flanagan focuses on Rose the Hat, a dull, uninteresting and not even scary character, but rather beautiful and attractive, not scary at all.
We have unhappy characters and a very poor story, a slow narrative slower than the turtle, a lot of twisting and meaningless rotation and then the film takes us to the overlook hotel and even this cheaply inserted part was not important, and the only reason for its existence is that Flanagan is bankrupt and wants to wake up from Nam during the show to tell him these Partially awaited because every first film took place in the corridors of the hotel.
Flanagan then sheds his lens on the crack that Jack made in the door with his ax, another iconic shot from the first movie poster called Here's Johnny, as if it would cause us to jerk! But it passes unnoticed and without any impact because we woke up and want to get out of the hall at any cost, and the events of the frivolous film is no longer important.
Flanagan blends several categories in the film but does not control it, as the film loses between the dark fantasy and its elements, vampires and the like, and urban fantasy, a class of works of art that blends realism with imagination by placing elements of magic in known cities such as New York or New Hampshire , And all this with some horror spices.
The film has no spirit and lost its tone and its version is closer to the fantasy girls series "Once Upon a Time", all because of Flanagan's blunder when he decided to please all sides. The man stated that he was aware of the 40-year-old dispute between Kubrick and King, and therefore decided to combine King's vision with the semi-independent world of the novel Kubrick made to satisfy fans of the first film, and the result was indescribably disastrous.
King's vision and spirit dominate the film as it was with the remake of IT, the unhappy, too.We see the focus on King's literary clichés in all his stories.If he is a master of mathematics, he will be an accountant when he grows up.If the girl is beaten by her father, she will be bullied. And beating of her husband when she grows up and so.
Flanagan travels between quick snapshots of the baby Danny and the man Danny, a drinking addict Danny and Danny who resists the temptation and smashes the bottle of drink amid gossip that will kill any scenes used to chatter in the movies. The film goes on as a tedious psychological lecture that you wish you hadn't entered.
One of the reasons why The Shining is an unforgettable classic. Is Jack drunk or crazy? Was he crazy before his retirement at the Overlook Hotel or was the hotel haunted by demons? Mystery is a key element in the horror cinema, but Flanagan does not care. King narcissism prompted him to remake The Shining in 1997 to tease Kubrick, who died two years later.
One last note: In the film "The Shining," a horrifying and disturbing shot of an ugly naked old woman coming out of a bathroom as a corpse coming out of her grave and laughing in a chilling way and walking towards the camera. The shot is part of a scene that causes stress, nightmares and sleep disturbance. The problem is that Flanagan uses the same shot three times, maybe four times, until we felt that we wanted to give the old man a towel and non-slip shoes and ask her to leave this tragedy.
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Flanagan focuses on Rose the Hat, a boring, uninteresting, not even scary character, but beautiful and attractive.
King and Kubrick differed greatly from the film that redefined the 1980's horror cinema.
A film without a spirit .. The unhappy characters, slow narrative slower than the turtle, and a lot of twisting and meaningless rotation.