The dark tower is science fiction movie depicting a boy who has visions in his dreams about a tall tower at the center of the universe .It protects earth from the dark side of the life which stays outside the universe . If this dark tower falls, the evil , the dark will enter the earth and predominate its natives. The Gunslingers protects the tower from falling. The Man in Black is a sorcerer who has managed to kill all the Gunslingers except Roland Deschain . Roland is the only Gunslinger on whom his magic doesn’t work.
The Man in Black has established several points on the earth from where he can reach the mid universe. His team is closely associated with schools as they believe that the energy of a child will bring down the dark tower. In the pretext of treating children with emotional and psychological problems these sorcerers give them electric shocks. When the children scream their energy is released and this energy is directed to bring down the dark tower.
Tom Taylor has the visions of all of the above happenings. He keeps on drawing his visions and tries to explain them to his family and friends but, no one believes him. They all think that the boy has some emotional problem. One day Tom fights with a boy in his school. The boy had tried to snatch his drawing book. His parents get a complaint from school and think of sending him to a rehabilitation center suggested by the school which unfortunately is the same that is run by the sorcerer. The boy resists going to the rehabilitation center and tries to explain this to his parents. But, to no avail .His parents think he is coming up with all kinds of excuses because he doesn’t want to go there. To escape the boy runs away from home . He goes the place he saw in his last vision and there he finds the portal to the other world. He uses that portal to go to the mid universe where he finds the Roland, the gunslinger . Roland tries to avoid the child thinking it is an illusion created by the sorcerer. The boys persuades him into believing his story.
Meanwhile, on the earth the sorcerer is told that there has been trespassing using one of the portals. They try to locate the portal and come to know Tom has trespassed using it. The sorcerer searches for the boy as he believes he is the boy whose energy will bring down the tower. Roland meanwhile with the help of Tom is able to reach the Man in the Black and finish him and protect the Earth from the potential threat.
Extra Bytes : The movie is based on the novel “The Black Tower” by P.D. James.
Genre: Science fiction, Mystery
Running Time: 95 minutes
Directed by : Nikolaj Arcel
Produced by: Akiva Goldsman,Ron Howard,Erica Huggins
Release Date: August 2017
Frightening/intense scenes: Yes
Violence: Yes , Fictional Scenes of fight between the Gunslinger and the Man in the black
Adult Intimacy: None
Ratings on Science Fiction: 5/5
Ratings on Family Values: 4/5
Suitability for age groups:
5-12 years: Yes
12-16 years: Yes
16-20 years: Yes
Above 20 years: Yes
Can watch with family: Yes