Dull rendering ruins Shining sequel
For a film about the invasive influence of the past on the present, there’s too much of the old on display in Doctor Sleep: sets built from Kubrick’s original designs, recycled music cues and props, characters and entire scenes painstakingly reconstructed. It’s not so much a homage as an admission of defeat
Doctor Sleep: Directed by Mike Flanagan, nationwide, 16, Rating: **
Sorry We Missed You: Directed by Ken Loach, nationwide, 15A, Rating: ****
Stephen King famously despises Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his 1977 novel The Shining, considering it a butchering of his text that was more the director’s story than his own.
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