Stand (MINI-SERIES) Reviews
Den här mini-serien är ju jävligt bra men dom kunde kortat den tvår timmar eller nått.Kul att Parker Lewis är med.
Too short by far to do the novel justice...and a bit awkward in places but such a fun (if disturbing) ride despite these faults.
Proof that King's imagination cannot be captured on film.
RT really needs to review its critics list. I mean ... only a social neglect could rate this movie as 80%.
The antagonist Randall Flagg had no air of intimidation about him at all. Setting aside the horrible special effects, and the denim fetish (taken directly from the novel) the actor's face was just too innocent to play a character that is supposed to represent evil incarnate.
The story line basically starts out with a government lab facility fenced off to the rest of the world holding the world's most dangerous viruses. Obviously one of these deadly virus accidently lets gets loose and a guard and his wife and child escape across the country before crashing into a Texas gas station. This is where it all begins and all hell breaks out from beginning. The small town in isolated, including the Stu Redman, main character in the movie who witnessed the crash at the gas station. As the military tries to cover up the accident the virus spreads and kills nearly the whole world in a matter of days. Soon 95% of the world population dies and only a select few people are immune to the disease. These individuals soon travel the world looking for other survivors and realize that they are the chosen ones. Two groups are created and you soon begin to realize that the movie is about good and evil. The good being a Christian group who is led by Mother Abigail Freemantle, who is 106 years old in the movie. The bad being led by a weird "Satan" like figure named Randall Flagg. As the movie comes closer to the end you begin to realize that these two groups are going to confront one another.
The casting contained great actors that seemed born to play the roles in this movie. A good group portrayed in the film was a rock star, a mute, a professor, a farmer, a socialite, a mildly retarded man, a teenager, a mother, and a judge. The bad group portrayed in the film was a Satan, criminals, outlaws, and crazy people. Gary Sininse, was one of these main characters who delivered one of his best performances of all time. In fact he was nominated for, "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor" in 1995. Other actors like academy award winning actor, Ed Harris and 1988 best actress, Molly Ringwald, and 4 golden globes winner, Rob Lowe. All of these actors did an unbelievable job when it came to making the viewer intense, sad, happy, creepy, and scary while watching the movie.
The last thing that made this movie truly great was the music. At the beginning a crow is sitting on a fence looking toward the government lab facility and playing in the back ground is Blue Oysters Cults, "Don't Fear the Reaper," is probably one of the most chilling events every recorded on tape. This truly makes you nervous as you watch the scene unfold into total ciaos.
"The Stand", is truly one of the greatest movies ever written. Stephen King's movie allows viewers alike to grow with the movie and begin to love and hate the people in the movie. Every major scene is there and touched on to give the viewer a sense of realness and pleasure. If you have not seen it, I suggest that you take a day the off, go rent or buy the movie, and watch all six hours of it.