Are you kidding me or are you actually serious??!!?
I saw The Shining movie (with Jack Nicholson) first. Then I watched Stephen King's TV miniseries. The movie was genuinely scary and disturbing. The miniseries was absolutely horrible!
I'm not talking about the special fx. The miniseries' plot was hackneyed, predictable, and just plain rubbish. We all know Stephen King always makes the most terrible movies or series whenever he is directly involved. His stuff only becomes awesome when some awesome director "adapts" his book, with some awesome actors acting in it, and then ppl who never read his books mistakenly think he must be some sort of awesome writer.
Well personal taste can never be called into question, but I have to agree with Amelius, the Kubrick version of the shining while full of awesome cinematography is a piece of- well it's a piece of something alright. And it's not something nice like cake or pie. People die who aren't supposed to die and whole plot elements get rearranged for someoneâ€™s "vision" I do believe you were complaining about that happening to LoTR a few posts up and I want you to think on the irony of loving one authors work being changed into a horrible (un-frightening) movie, and another movie being changed (to keep up the pace) as being horrible and a betrayal to the author. I honestly think the 1997 miniseries is the better of the two simply because it makes the viewer become more involved with the plot than the 1980's version. It's bad when I have to explain to modern audiences why the bear guy going down on the tux guy is scary. "Gays were scary back then so this is thusly a terrifying scene for heteros"
I liked the movie all the way up until when the video game elements started appearing. In the very beginning, when it's just a life-drama story about 2 Brooklyn brothers, I was absolutely immersed.
Seriously? I mean seriously? It was goofy from the get go. And why would you go see a Videogame movie and not go to see videogame elements