Stephen King confirms Shining Sequel.

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    First of all movies never make profit (the corporate structures of media conglomerates are designed so they won't normally). But it made 112 million and cost 21 million to make. So it made money. Simple math is this, a movies has to make 2.5-3 times it's budget to have made money.
     
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    The directing tried its best to replicate Kubrick's directing, but it wasn't quite the same.

    Now I'm not sure if the hotel was entirely built up from scratch or they used greenscreen backgrounds, but it was dead on just like the Overlook. Of course I'm pretty sure diehard fans will work their way to point out every mistake and inconsistency between the movies so look forward to that.

    The casting was strong and everyone gave a solid performance, especially the girl who played Abby.

    There's no dull moment. The scares aren't as strong as The Shining but you will get enough of those.

    The first half of the movie is a bit of slow in the build up and in a way like two stories unconnected to each other, but everything comes together quickly and the pacing picks up from there.

    8.5/10
     
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    That's exactly what I thought Midway is based on the trailers. Expected it to be the sequel to Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor but it's unrelated.
     
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    It probably wasn’t a good idea to release a horror movie a week after Halloween.
     
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    It was alright. The Shining was creepy as hell and still is--- Doctor Sleep, I didn't feel like there was a creepy moment in the whole film, but was a fun watch if you are a fan.

    If they had Jack Nicholson cameo or even appear even as a different character, that would have made it insanely awesome, like Vader in Rogue One.
     
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    Interesting they didn’t get the original Danny Terrence to reprise his role. They went with the young Obi-wan Kenobi Mcgregor.
     
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    I don't think 48yrs young is considered young but middle aged if you will. I think just alot of camera work and make-up is the key.


     
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    true.
     
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    The guy hasn't acted since 1983.

    Looks like they did give him a cameo in this, though.
     
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    Reading the ten year old responses on the first page was certainly amusing.
     
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    Crazy, I never noticed the thread dated that far back.
     
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    I'll be doing a video review tomorrow, but I liked it. It was a little disjointed in the beginning and the lady who was trying to copy Duvall's piss poor acting did an even poorer job at it, though, the worst actor in the movie was hands down the dude that tried to be Jack Nicholson. I just don't get why they did just have Nicholson return and use that de-aging software they have been using in other movies. Or, just use stock footage from The Shining for those flashback senes.

    I do have to ask those who have read the book, where to they got for the final battle since the hotel is destroyed in the book verson of The Shining?
     
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    Why would he want to? What could possibly be in it for him to undermine one of his most iconic roles?
     
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    1. He didn't do anything different in The Shining that he doesn't do in every other movie he's been in.
    2. For continuity's sake.
     
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    You're not getting what I'm saying. Why would he care about "continuity"? Why would he cheapen the acclaim he got for his performance in a Kubrick movie by reprising the role in a cameo for some random director? Why would he do any cameo in any movie?
     
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