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Wrath of Man Review ' It’s entertaining, it’s dark, & it’s typical Guy Ritchie! So I dug the hell out of it!'

Movie Review: It

Don't be a bozo and miss It. Review by Brandon Wolfe Cinematic history is littered with the corpses of bad Stephen King adaptations. For every stone classic like Carrie or The Shining , you need to hold your nose and step over scores of Dreamcatcher s or Mangler s. Though possibly the most prolific horror author in history, his work often seems resistant to filmic translation. Perhaps that says something how inimitable King’s prose is, with so much of it taking place within his characters’ minds, or maybe it’s simply that his material doesn’t often enough find its way into the hands of filmmakers capable of doing it justice (even Kubrick famously chucked most of King’s novel out the window for his Shining adaptation; the 1997 TV-movie starring Steven Weber is far more faithful, and yet another moldering failure). When one assesses Stephen King’s body of work, it’s clear that the portions that exist solely on the page are largely what count. Now one of King’s most revered boo