Four young friends perform a heroic act and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they are overtaken by a blizzard, a vicious storm in which somet... more »hing much more ominous moves. Challenged to stop a deadly alien force, they confront an unparalleled horror, with the fate of the world in the balance.« less
Samantha K. (entilzah) from OSCODA, MI Reviewed on 5/6/2012...
I had watched this movie twice and was lost. No clue what was going on. Mainly due to getting bored and wandering off. You can not do this! But the movie just doesn't hold the mind well.
I read the book this weekend and now understand why..... this should have been a mini series at about 8 hours long. Having the story in a story sure helped out a ton.
So that said: Read the book and toss the movie out.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jackie S. (jamase83) from CLIFFWOOD, NJ Reviewed on 11/22/2011...
This is one of the most terrible movies I've ever seen. That is all.
3 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jerome G. from LA CRESCENTA, CA Reviewed on 9/7/2011...
Let's face it. The last really good Steven King Movie was "Sometimes They Come Back..."
or maybe "The Dark Half". Forget the obvious blunders like the TV Version of 'The Shining'. The early 80's was the best time, hands down. "The Dead Zone" (The '83 Film)
being the all-time best and most faithful to the book. Anyway, I did pay to see 'Dreamcatcher' and I wish I hadn't. Don't let the A-List Cast and the name Kasdan fool you. This is a BAD movie. Not sure if it looked good on paper, but all their talent was wasted on this one. I think it was a case of the 'Studio' (Warners) possibly cutting the script down just in case Kasdan might decide shoot an epic 4 hours like he did with 'Wyatt Earp'. That costs alot of Hollywood dollars. This would have been a good starter project for Kasdan's son, maybe? The FX could have been better, too. What gives?
You either go balls out and do it like King imagined it or forget it. Too many Warner suits sat in on the final cut, I think. Too bad. All they really have is 'BATMAN' anyway. Gotta give props to Bale for sticking it out one more time. Oh, some advice to Morgan Freeman: Pass on the next offer from Kasdan and stick with the Batman films!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Joseph M. (RoboticJoe) from TOLEDO, OH Reviewed on 9/18/2010...
One of the best Stephen King book - movie i have ever seen! Besides Stephen King's tv version of the shinning and the stand!
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
Another awesome movie by Stephen King.
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1 of the Best of the Worst! (A Must-See for the Constipated!
Lemmy Caution | San Francisco, CA | 02/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dreamcatcher is quite simply one of the most entertaining "bad" films of recent years. It needs to be included on those "worst films of all time" lists -- movies that manage to be more interesting & memorable that more respectable cinema. You've already seen Plan Nine from Outer Space, Robot Monster, and the entire catalog of infamously "bad" filmmakers like Ed Wood, H.G. Lewis, Doris Wishman, and Dwain Esper? Think you've seen it all -- seen how low it can go? Think again. This film has a lot of things that will stick in your mind, and possibly in your alimentary canal. You simply have to see:
1. Aliens that invade rectal cavities, causing all kinds of rude noises and messy splatters. 2. Morgan Freeman giving an over-the-top performance of a lifetime, ranting about "s--t weasels" and the like. 3. A possessed character begins speaking, for no particular reason, with a ridiculous English accent. (Possessed by Malcolm McDowell, perhaps? Who knows?) 4. A mentally-handicapped character is subjected to all manner of horrid abuse, in a scene that manages to combine the homo-erotic, the sadistic, and the scatological. You won't believe your eyes... 5. A puzzling, out-of-left-field finale that will have you rolling on the floor in further disbelief. There's an "alternate ending" that's just as baffling.
Plan a party. Invite all your friends...and enemies. Serve a lot of cheese, baked beans, and ginger ale. Close off any ventilation. Make your guests watch Dreamcatcher -- and you will live on in their dreams and nightmares -- FOREVER!!!"
My opinion...GREAT MOVIE!
Anthony Sousa | Pittsburgh, PA | 03/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i actually like this movie very much. it just has an eerie appeal to it. its really one of those movies where you'll either love it or hate it. just wish it was on bluray lol"