In America sono comparse online le prime reazioni della stampa alla visione di Doctor Sleep, il seguito di The Shining di Stanley Kubrick. Questa volta troviamo alla regia Mike Flanagan che si era distinto per il suo adattamento di un’altra opera di Stephen King, Il gioco di Gerald.
Ma com’è questa nuova versione?
L’interpretazione di Rebecca Ferguson è stata particolarmente apprezzata, c’è chi considera la pellicola uno dei migliori adattamenti dell’opera di King e chi invece l’ha trovata noiosa.
In DOCTOR SLEEP, which I quite liked, Rebecca Ferguson’s truly evil villain has a crustpunk carnie aesthetic and let me tell you…it works
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) October 25, 2019
Doctor Sleep will likely give The Shining fans everything they’d want from a sequel (and some things they probably didn’t). #RebeccaFerguson is wonderful and it all looks utterly gorgeous, but it’s not perfect and needs more memorable scares. #DoctorSleepMovie pic.twitter.com/M2jomtq8eE
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) October 25, 2019
Doctor Sleep is the best Stephen King adaption since Shawshank Redemption. Mike Flanagan has perfectly combined nostalgia with tension, mystery, and suspense. The entire cast is superb. There are a number of surprises that will make King fans squeal with delight. #DoctorSleep pic.twitter.com/PhSDm6EZsZ
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) October 25, 2019
Those who go into it not familiar with the book should know Doctor Sleep is a totally different kind of story than The Shining, but doing its own thing it is a fantastic expansion of the world and themes. #DoctorSleepMovie
— Evil Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) October 25, 2019
#DoctorSleep is The Shining sequel King fans have been waiting for. Kyliegh Curran is a star in the making & Rebecca Ferguson is downright terrifying. Flanagan beautifully meshes Danny Torrance’s haunting past w/ the now present, resulting in the best King adaptation of the year pic.twitter.com/g3iEOt7iyG
— Samhain 🎃🍭 (@shannon_mcgrew) October 25, 2019
With #DoctorSleepMovie, Mike Flanagan delivers the best parts of Kubrick and King in one movie.
It made me feel silly for wanting to step back into The Overlook, instead of stepping forward from The Shining with Danny.
Rebecca is an instant icon, and Ewan completely nails it. pic.twitter.com/7Szfq2iRlG
— Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) October 25, 2019
When I interviewed Flanagan, he made it clear that he knows some of the film’s choices will divide people. And yes, there are elements I struggled with. But when DOCTOR SLEEP works, which is most of the time, it *works*. It’s a far better depiction of King’s voice than IT.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) October 25, 2019
It’s been a great yr for Stephen King adaptations but I think #DoctorSleep is the best of the bunch. Thrilled me in ways I wasn’t expecting, made me emotional at times & Rebecca Ferguson is ferocious. What a wonderful celebration of Kubrick, King & @flanaganfilm’s career as well. pic.twitter.com/jQ8ktEeUVE
— Heatherface Wixson (@thehorrorchick) October 25, 2019
#DoctorSleep works best when it’s sticking to Stephen King’s novel. The moment it starts trying to recreate elements of Kubrick’s SHINING, it stumbles a bit. Still, Flanagan nails the emotional elements (no surprise there). And Rebecca Ferguson owns the entire movie.
— Chris EvangelistAHHH!!! (@cevangelista413) October 25, 2019
#DoctorSleep is another trauma-fuelled emotional horror from Flanagan that made me ugly cry in public. Understandably shakes up the book quite a bit, but keeps King’s heart right where it needs to be. Where does one sign up for Rebecca Ferguson’s cult? Asking for a friend. pic.twitter.com/Jfs2FggiPf
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) October 25, 2019
Doctor Sleep is a deeply affecting film that serves as a tense, and ultimately successful, sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
It didn’t quite have me in its grips from start to finish, but it will stick with me for quite some time. pic.twitter.com/orYRbjhJWD
— Colin Stevens (@ColinDStevens) October 25, 2019
#DoctorSleep is pleasantly surprising, with noteworthy performances especially from Kyliegh Curran as Abra. Although the film does lean into self-referential The Shining references a bit too much for my taste, it is one of the more cohesive Stephen King adaptations.
— Scare-a Musn-icky 👻 (@sarahmusnicky) October 25, 2019
Doctor Sleep is so boring! It is an hour too long! It uses all The Shining imagery but adds unnecessary exposition and has no good scare ideas!
— Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) October 25, 2019
DOCTOR SLEEP is a shallow, soulless, karaoke rendition of THE SHINING: the tone’s flat, the notes falter and the drunk dude singing has been left on for far too long. The final act is a drab evocation of Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus—with performances out of a porn parody. Nah. https://t.co/U7uvKA2YU2
— Jack King (@_jarking) October 25, 2019
Ancora irrimediabilmente segnato dal trauma che ha vissuto da bambino all’Overlook, Dan Torrance ha combattuto per trovare una parvenza di pace. Ma questa tregua va in frantumi quando incontra Abra, un’adolescente coraggiosa con un potente dono extrasensoriale, noto come la “luccicanza”. Riconoscendo istintivamente che Dan condivide il suo potere, Abra lo contatta, invocando disperatamente il suo aiuto contro la spietata Rose The Hat e i suoi seguaci, i membri del The True Knot, che si nutrono della Luccicanza degli innocenti alla ricerca della loro immortalità.
Formando un’improbabile alleanza, Dan e Abra si impegnano in una brutale lotta tra la vita e la morte contro Rose. L’innocenza di Abra e l’intrepida consapevolezza della sua Luccicanza costringono Dan a invocare i suoi stessi poteri come mai prima d’ora – affrontando immediatamente le sue paure e risvegliando i suoi fantasmi del passato.
Come sappiamo, Ewan McGregor interpreta la versione adulta di Danny Torrance, mentre Rebecca Ferguson è Rose the Hat, leader del Vero Nodo. Alex Essoe e Carl Lumbly prestano il volto rispettivamente a Wendy Torrance e Dick Halloran; Zahn McClarnon interpreta Crow Daddy, braccio destro di Rose the Hat; Kyliegh Curran è Abra Stone; Bruce Greenwood presta il volto al Dr. John Dalton; mentre Emily Alyn Lind è Snakebite Andi, altro membro del Vero Nodo. Il cast include anche Jocelin Donahue e Jacob Tremblay.