This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
The movie really just wants to entertain people.
This series is truly a masterpiece and work of art. Never was a moment that did'nt felt breathtaking. When you have such a superb cast, acting on a storyline by Stephen king, I'm sorry I dare you if you don't feel the thrill and romance.
I am a fan of time-travel movies and a history buff, so I was looking forward to this series. There are some positive aspects. The acting is good by all and the direction is well done.Where the series fails are in the subplots. The core plot is reasonably well done, but there are some ancillary plots, that I won't spoil, that are really, really dumb. The characters do things that are inconsistent with their other behaviors. It seems the writers needed to create some drama and didn't quite have the creativity to know how to do it in a plausible way.Ultimately, it ends up feeling like a weak network television show.
I just finished listening to the book last week and was excited to watch the series. I was thinking that since it was 8 episodes they could follow the book 100%, WRONG. My first question was why did it start in 1960, what happened to the other 2 years? I hate how Bill is with him. It was interesting that George/Jake was alone 8n all of it. Adding Bill was like adding an anchor. Sadie and Jake jumped into bed to fast. I enjoyed them taking it slow and her opening up about her past and the broom. Too many "why's, what happened to, etc." I understand it's a long book and you can't compress it all but with 8 episodes it should've been damn near it. I feel as if I'm watching a sequel to a book I never read. Thay always say the book is better and in this case it was. I think I need to listen to the book again to remember why I fell in love with it because right now I feel like I'm in another book.
This series is dull and slow. But fundamentally it has a major flaw - why would anyone want to prevent the assassination of Kennedy? If it was possible to go back to 1960 it would be better to assassinate Kennedy then before he could invade Cuba, send US troops to Vietnam or nearly start WW3. Kennedy's assassination should have occurred sooner. The KGB was too slow.