#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Plot: Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the ‘shine’. Instinctively recognising that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers.
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Mike Flanagan has some of the biggest balls in the horror industry. I mean just look at his filmography so far.
He took one of the worst horror movies in recent memory ‘Ouija’ and said: “yeah, I wanna make a sequel to that”, with ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ and somehow made it less terrible. How about ‘Haunting of Hill House’ where he’s going to direct every episode of a television series that has to weave two narratives together at once over ten episodes…and again he somehow made it work. And now this guy is gonna make a sequel to one of the most revered horror movies of all time with ‘Doctor Sleep’…the son of b**ch did it again!
I think Flanagan deserves more credit as a director rather than people bitching that his movies “ain’t scary enough an-” blah blah blah shut the hell up.
‘Doctor Sleep’ was a complete surprise for all the right reasons. At first I wasn’t sure if the movie would hook me, because it takes awhile for it to get going, but slowly I got invested in the story and the characters. There have been four Stephen King movie adaptions this year: ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘IT Chapter Two’, ‘In The Tall Grass’, and now this movie. This is by far the best out of them all.
The runtime is 152 minutes long and I can safely say that the movie is 85% it’s own thing, because it doesn’t just rely on nostalgia to tell their story and it’s only the last act where things start to play on nostalgia when the characters return to the Overlook Hotel. The nostalgia being the 80’s horror classic of course. It’s either that or 97 TV mini-series. Who’s got fond memories for that piece of sh*t? So with this being both a sequel to Kubrick’s movie and King’s original novel; a clash of visions coming together with Flanagan trying to put this together, while also applying his own vision into the mix.
Now that’s hard.
The part that got me invested in the story was the scene between Danny and a elderly patient who’s on their death bed. Danny comforts them as their peacefully past away, without dying alone. It’s a beautiful and heartfelt scene that you would never expect to see in a supernatural horror movie.
Ewan Mcgregor was fantastic as an alcoholic grown-up Danny Torrance. Nicholson’s presence was felt through out the movie as adult Danny fears he might follow in his fathers footsteps. There’s a scene where Danny gives a talk at a rehab group and as doing so he reflects deeply on everything that happened to him in the past, while the camera is locked on Ewan’s face. Not only from his childhood, but everything afterwards and drowning out the trauma through drinking – something that us as the audience don’t see. I thought he was excellent. He absolutely “shines” as the character…and am not sorry for that pun.
I loved how fleshed out the villains were, which surprised me the most about the movie. They are like vampires, but instead of feasting on blood, it’s “the shining” they crave for a expanded life. Casual and charming, and yet wickedly evil. There’s a particularly scene that was so difficult to watch and really got under my skin. However you do get to see them interreacting with each other in normal conversations as they casually go on with the day and work as a group. Rose the Hat sticks out from the rest as a sinister and endearing villian played marvelously by Rebecca Ferguson.
Mike Flanagan dose a great job on balancing both Kubrick’s and King’s version respectfully, but also manages to put his visual spin in. The one thing that hasn’t been mention yet is how great he is with child actors as he always gets the best performance out of them, especially Jacob Tremblay and Kyliegh Curran who was so convincing in the roles it was scary.
The movie looks stunning with the use of colors adding to the overall tone and helps creates the horror atmosphere. Same thing with the score that while it takes samples from Kubrick’s movie, but not to say it doesn’t have it’s own.
There was a couple of callbacks that was a little on the noise, usually through references. As I said early the movie takes a while to find it’s footing and you couldn’t help but draw comparisons. There were a few questionable and almost silly lines that King himself would inject into his work for humor, but here, with tone in mind, just took the fear out of it.
Overall rating: “Eat well and live long.”
Fantastic watch, will watch again, and do recommend.
I honestly wasn’t excited about this one, so my expectations were low. I didn’t realize it was Stephen King, let alone a sequel to “The Shining” until I watched it. I’m also not a big fan of “The Shining”, but I haven’t watched it since I learned to watch a movie critically.
After hearing about “shining” from everyone, I immediately got excited when I realize that was what this movie was all about. I’ve been waiting for this movie since “Push”. This movie is honestly what “Star Wars: Episode I” should have been. This is how you give an explanation of how super powers work on a large scale: you tell a story that examples it, “do not say”, it is how movies are supposed to work.
This was wonderfully casted: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, and Rebecca Ferguson are amazing. There deliveries have weight to them, and it really makes the movie.
The production value is fantastic, they definitely didn’t spare a cent to make this look as good or nostalgic as it needed to be.
There are aspects of the story I think we could have done without, mostly just for time purposes, and there are portions of the story that are just gratuitously graphic, and some of those two things overlap, but I’m not going to say that any of the movie would actually be better for it. The story, whether it be the movie or from the book, is exceedingly well paced, and powerful, every step of the way.
It has this wonderful theme of predators and prey, basically “There’s always a bigger fish”, but in a twisted, looping way.
If you can stand horror at all and like psychic powers, then definitely give this a watch.
Excellent if you have the right expectations
If you are going into this film expecting it to be a straight up sequel to the Kubrick film with the same horror tone, you’ll be disappointed, however if you have an open mind, this movie is very well directed and acted and the story is very compelling. This is more of a fantasy thriller than a horror film and I really like that about this film. It also does quite a bit of homage to the 1980 film, but takes it into a new and interesting direction with a deep underlying theme direct from Steven King.
Surprisingly a neat little companion piece to the classic! That doesn’t just rely on nostalgia to tell their story
What a surprise… That wasn’t so bad actually! Now, hear me out. When I first saw the previews for this I felt disappointed by the visual look of the film, as it was all too green-tinted and lacked the Kubrick-esque framing I want from a film like this (it being a sequel to “The Shining” after all). Remember, I care too much about the visual aesthetics of these things sometimes. Especially when it was clearly supposed to connect right to the iconic classic. The green tint stays throughout the film, much to my displeasure. Worked great in “Joker” though. But once I got what the story was and paid attention I realized I was getting invested. This is a different type of film while still remembering to pay huge amounts of respect to the legacy of the original. Once you do get to the elements that carry over from Kubrick’s film it felt well earned. Interestingly enough they kind of blend well together too eventually. We delve into the supernatural aspects of what Stephen King was going after in his book, and that’s completely fine. I don’t mind a chilling spookie once in a while. Recently I’ve felt done with most of the modern day horror film tropes, so it’s such a shock for me to say that I had a good time with “Doctor Sleep”.
The progression of where Danny Torrance’s character goes to is a natural right step. They go for the ‘father like son’ kind of thing, and I was completely onboard with it. The ghost of Jack Nicholson’s presence looms strongly over the story too, with Danny fearing not to follow his father’s footsteps. The new story elements were able to grab my attention as well. Again, as soon as it clicked what type of plot/movie this was, then it worked. It’s its own thing, and that’s great. No “Shining” remake – except for some re-created imagery (handled with nice respect) – But most importantly: The story and characters moved forwards. Loved what they did with the character Rose the Hat. What a sinister yet oddly charming antagonist portrayed hypnotically by Rebecca Ferguson. Hope she gets the deserved credit. Ewan McGregor will always be Obi-Wan to me, but he was a fantastic choice to play Danny. He can convincingly make me believe that he’s got the ‘shine’. It surprises me how positive I feel about the movie! It’s a neat little companion piece to the classic. Again, big props for them to go for their own thing. This is no “Force Awakens”, if you know what I mean. You’ll walk though memory lane here for sure. The difference is that it doesn’t rely on the nostalgia to tell their story. It actually stands on its own. I’ll say that if you’re a big fan of the original, then it’s worth taking a looksie
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 32 min (152 min), 3 hr (180 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director Mike Flanagan
Writer Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Stephen King (based upon the novel by)
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis
Country UK, USA
Awards 7 wins & 37 nominations.
Production Company Intrepid Pictures, Warner Bros., Vertigo Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime DNA Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (5.1K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision
Printed Film Format DCP