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(Bleeding Cool)   Stephen King changes the finale of his latest movie adaptation because everyone hated how the book ended   (bleedingcool.com) divider line 96
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2012-10-31 02:31:24 PM
The Dark Tower series?

(checks article)

Awwww....
 
2012-10-31 02:37:18 PM
I read this book, but for the life of me I can't remember the ending.

I won't mind a spoiler if someone remembers.

Also Dark Tower series,

Son i am a dispoint
 
2012-10-31 02:37:25 PM
The DT ending kinda sucked.

I thought this ending was just horrible.

Great book otherwise.
 
2012-10-31 02:40:32 PM

JolobinSmokin: I read this book, but for the life of me I can't remember the ending.

I won't mind a spoiler if someone remembers.



Seconded
 
2012-10-31 02:40:36 PM
I've never laughed harder then the end of The Mist.
 
2012-10-31 02:40:58 PM

JolobinSmokin: I read this book, but for the life of me I can't remember the ending.

I won't mind a spoiler if someone remembers.

Also Dark Tower series,

Son i am a dispoint


Read Cell last year and remember the ending. EIP if you're interested.
 
2012-10-31 02:43:48 PM
And that is different from everything he's ever written in what way?
 
2012-10-31 02:44:32 PM

JolobinSmokin: I read this book, but for the life of me I can't remember the ending.

I won't mind a spoiler if someone remembers.

Also Dark Tower series,

Son i am a dispoint



********SPOILER*********


All the violent people started flying through the air. The violent were lining up the people that missed the first burst and zapping them.

The father figured out a way to maybe 'reset' his kid. It ended with you never knowing if it worked or not.
 
2012-10-31 02:47:38 PM
Does Abe live?
 
2012-10-31 02:50:06 PM
Under the Dome? It will be like a live action Simpsons movie!
 
2012-10-31 02:51:41 PM
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John Cusack has the comic book illustrations skills down for this project.
 
2012-10-31 02:53:26 PM
I thought that Cell ended well, though it wasn't the greatest read.
 
2012-10-31 02:54:53 PM

newsweek: I've never laughed harder then the end of The Mist.


We are all impressed with your psychopathy. You must get so many chicks.
 
2012-10-31 03:00:29 PM
Cell was a horrible book. This will be a horrible movie.
 
2012-10-31 03:01:18 PM
I thought they already made this a movie...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-31 03:04:03 PM
I'm not a fan of Stephen King because his books are about 70% longer than they need to be to tell the story.

The man has diarrhea of the word processor. If he worked in pen and paper The Stand would be about 150 pages.
 
2012-10-31 03:04:52 PM
Pontypool is still the best zombie movie ever.
 
2012-10-31 03:14:12 PM
I'm interested to see how this turns out. I also have very hazy memories of how the book ended because, well, yeah, it sucked. But I thought that the first 3/4 of the book was a good story. I'm a sucker for Stephen King though.
 
2012-10-31 03:24:50 PM

FLMountainMan: We are all impressed with your psychopathy. You must get so many chicks.


oh come on. the ending of that movie was so bizarre, overwrought and then strangely "twisted" that if you didn't laugh at it i'd be more likely to doubt your sanity
 
2012-10-31 03:28:18 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Pontypool is still the best zombie movie ever.


This is one of the best, and Fido is as well.
 
2012-10-31 03:34:48 PM
Well, it contained his usual gratuitous cheap shots at Christians and conservatives so he has that boring aspect of his writing going for him.

He certainly is a 'One Trick Pony.'
You would think that by NOW he would realize that his readers know he doesn't like Christians or Conservatives but for some reason Muslims don't seem to bother him.

What a hypocrite.
 
2012-10-31 03:35:51 PM

newsweek: I've never laughed harder then the end of The Mist.
Book or movie?

Big difference. The mist is another example of a changed ending. If I remember correctly, King heartily endorsed the movie ending, almost to the point of saying he liked it better than his own .

 
2012-10-31 03:36:26 PM
Crap. Didn't mean to italicize the whole thing...
 
2012-10-31 03:37:57 PM

douchebag/hater: You would think that by NOW he would realize that his readers know he doesn't like Christians or Conservatives but for some reason Muslims don't seem to bother him


He writes about small-town America. Muslims aren't really a part of that. But you sure have a purty mouth.
 
2012-10-31 03:39:45 PM
Oh, and Christian conservatives are a real-life American horror. King barely has to exaggerate the terror those creeps evoke in normal human beings.
 
2012-10-31 03:41:12 PM

tlchwi02: FLMountainMan: We are all impressed with your psychopathy. You must get so many chicks.

oh come on. the ending of that movie was so bizarre, overwrought and then strangely "twisted" that if you didn't laugh at it i'd be more likely to doubt your sanity


Perhaps. But if someone says that the hardest they ever laughed was right after watching that, they're either lying to seem really edgy (the case here), or a psychopath.
 
2012-10-31 03:44:08 PM

FLMountainMan: But if someone says that the hardest they ever laughed was right after watching that, they're either lying to seem really edgy (the case here), or a psychopath.


I laughed. I thought is pretty funny. It was a B-horror flick you know, and keeping perfectly in style with King's writing. If it upset you or something I'd recommend you stay away from monster movies.
 
2012-10-31 03:45:16 PM
Cell did not end so much as it just stopped.
 
2012-10-31 03:46:57 PM
Stephen King is just phoning it in at this point, isn't he?
 
2012-10-31 03:47:07 PM

Confabulat: FLMountainMan: But if someone says that the hardest they ever laughed was right after watching that, they're either lying to seem really edgy (the case here), or a psychopath.

I laughed. I thought is pretty funny. It was a B-horror flick you know, and keeping perfectly in style with King's writing. If it upset you or something I'd recommend you stay away from monster movies.


Says the guy who's terrified of the preacher down the street, and Bobby Bowden, MLK, and Billy Graham for that matter.

/Loved the ending, by the way.
 
2012-10-31 03:48:20 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Stephen King is just phoning it in at this point, isn't he?


I don't think so. I thought 11/22/63 was his worst book ever, but a lot of reasonable people disagree. I thought Full Dark No Stars was his best book in a long time. He's still got juice left.
 
2012-10-31 03:51:48 PM

Freudian_slipknot: And that is different from everything he's ever written in what way?


Exactly. I love SK and read all his novels with the understanding that I will be pissed at the end. Just finished The Dome and upon reading the last paragraph I was all "WTF!!" I must be a masochist.

The Cell had one of the worst endings even for a SK novel.
 
2012-10-31 03:52:14 PM

FLMountainMan: Perhaps. But if someone says that the hardest they ever laughed was right after watching that, they're either lying to seem really edgy (the case here), or a psychopath.


have you seen the movie? the ending is so strange and off the wall that its pretty funny. probably the funniest thing i've seen in a horror film.
 
2012-10-31 03:54:51 PM

FLMountainMan: I don't think so. I thought 11/22/63 was his worst book ever, but a lot of reasonable people disagree.


At least it appears he's got the accident out of his system by now and doesn't try to shoehorn that in every book these days.
 
2012-10-31 03:55:45 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: Freudian_slipknot: And that is different from everything he's ever written in what way?

Exactly. I love SK and read all his novels with the understanding that I will be pissed at the end. Just finished The Dome and upon reading the last paragraph I was all "WTF!!" I must be a masochist.

The Cell had one of the worst endings even for a SK novel.


The Dome was lazy assed King. It was The Stand with far less interesting characters.
 
2012-10-31 03:57:59 PM

tlchwi02: FLMountainMan: Perhaps. But if someone says that the hardest they ever laughed was right after watching that, they're either lying to seem really edgy (the case here), or a psychopath.

have you seen the movie? the ending is so strange and off the wall that its pretty funny. probably the funniest thing i've seen in a horror film.


I was quibbling, the OP said something like "the hardest he's ever laughed." It was amazing, and it made me grin, but I didn't sit there cackling for five minutes.
 
2012-10-31 03:58:33 PM

Monster Island: newsweek: I've never laughed harder then the end of The Mist.
Book or movie?

Big difference. The mist is another example of a changed ending. If I remember correctly, King heartily endorsed the movie ending, almost to the point of saying he liked it better than his own .


King is actually on record as saying his only problem with the ending was that he didn't come up with it himself. Pretty ringing endorsement (and the movie ending was WAAYYYY better than the book ending!)

AS for the Cell - count me on as one of those who read it, but can't for the life of me recall the ending.

And Eli Roth-directed Cell, at least during the first 'pulse' would probably not be for anyone who would even have the slightest aversion to gore, however.
 
2012-10-31 03:59:54 PM

Rent Party: Psycoholic_Slag: Freudian_slipknot: And that is different from everything he's ever written in what way?

Exactly. I love SK and read all his novels with the understanding that I will be pissed at the end. Just finished The Dome and upon reading the last paragraph I was all "WTF!!" I must be a masochist.

The Cell had one of the worst endings even for a SK novel.

The Dome was lazy assed King. It was The Stand with far less interesting characters.


It was intended as a parody of the Bush/Cheney administration. It works on that level, but it a) came out too late to really bite, and b) was probably too heavy-handed, like most of King's forays into politics.
 
2012-10-31 04:00:25 PM

Monster Island: Big difference. The mist is another example of a changed ending. If I remember correctly, King heartily endorsed the movie ending, almost to the point of saying he liked it better than his own .


Secret Window is another where the movie's ending was better than the story.
 
2012-10-31 04:01:26 PM

FLMountainMan: I was quibbling, the OP said something like "the hardest he's ever laughed." It was amazing, and it made me grin, but I didn't sit there cackling for five minutes.


see, i actually did laugh out loud at it. it was just so bizarre. i was watching it with a friend, we got to end, looked at each other and pretty much simultaneously burst out laughing. it was like the end of a monty python movie or something.
 
2012-10-31 04:03:33 PM

tlchwi02: FLMountainMan: I was quibbling, the OP said something like "the hardest he's ever laughed." It was amazing, and it made me grin, but I didn't sit there cackling for five minutes.

see, i actually did laugh out loud at it. it was just so bizarre. i was watching it with a friend, we got to end, looked at each other and pretty much simultaneously burst out laughing. it was like the end of a monty python movie or something.


Fair enough. I do wish King would write more endings like that.
 
2012-10-31 04:04:05 PM

FLMountainMan: Rent Party: Psycoholic_Slag: Freudian_slipknot: And that is different from everything he's ever written in what way?

Exactly. I love SK and read all his novels with the understanding that I will be pissed at the end. Just finished The Dome and upon reading the last paragraph I was all "WTF!!" I must be a masochist.

The Cell had one of the worst endings even for a SK novel.

The Dome was lazy assed King. It was The Stand with far less interesting characters.

It was intended as a parody of the Bush/Cheney administration. It works on that level, but it a) came out too late to really bite, and b) was probably too heavy-handed, like most of King's forays into politics.


I can buy that. Anyway, after slogging through it, I was kind of pissed, and I like King generally. I'm even satisfied with the ending of TDT.

I am currently slogging through S.M. Stirling, and all I want to do is kick his ass.
 
2012-10-31 04:06:01 PM
Cell was a horrible read. I think I haven't enjoyed a King book since Needful Things.
 
2012-10-31 04:07:57 PM
Aw hell no. The Cell was the book that turned me off to King for quite a while. It wasn't till 11/22/63 that I actually enjoyed it all again. That book is one of his best. He totally captures some of that nostalgic feel. One of my all time King favorites.
 
2012-10-31 04:09:05 PM

Hetfield: Cell was a horrible read. I think I haven't enjoyed a King book since Needful Things.


Check out Full Dark, No Stars. Pretty old school Stephen King, very little supernatural, (relatively) tightly edited.
 
2012-10-31 04:15:02 PM

FLMountainMan: Hetfield: Cell was a horrible read. I think I haven't enjoyed a King book since Needful Things.

Check out Full Dark, No Stars. Pretty old school Stephen King, very little supernatural, (relatively) tightly edited.


I've just downloaded it. Thanks for the recommendation.
 
2012-10-31 04:15:04 PM

FLMountainMan: Kangaroo_Ralph: Stephen King is just phoning it in at this point, isn't he?

I don't think so. I thought 11/22/63 was his worst book ever, but a lot of reasonable people disagree. I thought Full Dark No Stars was his best book in a long time. He's still got juice left.


You didn't see what I did there. :(
 
2012-10-31 04:18:26 PM
How can a mobile phone have an agenda and kill people...

thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2012-10-31 04:22:06 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: FLMountainMan: Kangaroo_Ralph: Stephen King is just phoning it in at this point, isn't he?

I don't think so. I thought 11/22/63 was his worst book ever, but a lot of reasonable people disagree. I thought Full Dark No Stars was his best book in a long time. He's still got juice left.

You didn't see what I did there. :(


As my posts in this thread may indicate, I'm something of an "idiot".
 
2012-10-31 04:22:51 PM
So what's the hate against the ending to The Dark Tower?
 
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