Do you think Mike killed the little girl when he took her out on a canoe ride. Especially since he was now her "daddy" and his grandfather was one of the original "sinners" regarding the rape?
As an avid Stephen King fan, I was highly anticipating this adaptation for about 2 years. But I had my doubts with Pierce Bronson being cast as Mike Noonan. Then when A&E started promoting the movie I started to get excited again.
I lasted about 45 minutes before I turned the channel.
I am thoroughly disappointed with this adaptation. It is so far removed from the original story, that it doesn't remotely resemble the haunting love story that Stephen King wrote.
I hope that Mr.King didn't have any creative input on this movie, as he didn't with the original "The Shining" movie. I hope he gets enough negative feedback that this farce is never shown again, and maybe someone in the movie industry could produce a movie that would do this amazing book justice!
And the Green Lady was more like the Whomping Willow from Harry Potter (I watched the 2nd part in hopes that it was better than the 1st, 2 hours of my life that I won't get back!!)
i was so disapointed in this,it was so far off the book ,that i was wondering if someone just skimmed the book saw names and made up their own screen play. maddie never kills lance he falls of a ladder,rogette is devores daughter,he didnt inherite the cabin from his grandfather him and jo bought it together,he was friends for years with his caretaker and housekeeper,maddie was 21 and ki was 3 and the list of changes goes on and on. next time you want to ruin one of mr. kings best books do us all a favor and dont!!!! shame on whoever concocted this for a&e.
Terrible!!! That is my one word comment for the "Bag of Bones" mini-series on A&E!
Glad to read that I was not the only one who was laughing when Mike stabbed the bizarre old lady in the neck with the scissors. That was hysterical and even thinking about it now makes me laugh. This movie was twisted and ludicrous. As it fell apart more and more, I don't even know why I continued to watch it. This movie was macabre in the sense that it was a horrific "horror" film. AND it was a "horror" film, not that it was scary but it was a horror to watch.
WTF? (Was that a Punch Drunk Love remake) We are Kings "No.1 Fan" minus the Annie Wilkes. A&E please don't do us anymore favors and re-write his books. You could have re-titled this and called it The Guessing Game and NOT have even put SK name anywhere in it and NO ONE would have known it was a King novel. Next time you want to re-do one of his novels please call me to do the re-write. I have no experience but you obviously don't either.
Seriously, A&E, next time, take a note from The Stand, and do a longer miniseries, I feel like more of this was left on the cutting room floor than made it to my screen. It was insane, disjointed, and just plain lazy. We're left wondering why the characters did what they did, why they say what they say, with absolutely no character development whatsoever. I was under the impression SK had artistic license in his movies after The Shining (or is that just a myth?)? This seemed like SK had no input whatsoever.
Stephen, if you're reading this, I'd just like to say,
WE DON'T BLAME YOU FOR THIS!!!
I couldn't believe how bad this series was, and I wasn't even expecting much to begin with.
One thing that bothered me the most was that Mike would have an encounter with something horrific and disturbing, then momets later he would be going about his business as normal. If I touched a cursed tree and had a seizure so severe that I vomited on myself, I wouldn't have my wits about me well enough to calmly converse with someone afterwards.
It made all of the events in the series seem disjointed and left me thinking "wat."
Hi Mike - Actually Stephen King IS and author with amazing story lines - they just do not seem to translate to film very well. It's more often the case than not. This was no exception and I was extremely disappointed. The book excels in 100 places where this one fails. It is truly one of Stephen Kings finest novels. I had been looking forward to this adaptation and was severely let down. And you're right - I finished it just so I could say I did. Bad job, A&E!
Well, that was 4 hours of my life I will never get back! I always thought of Stephen king as a author who had amazing storylines, but this one had me scratching my head and thinking this was one of those "trunk novels " that they referred to in the movie; if so, they should have just left it in there! This movie was actually offensive to my intelligence and I found myself just watching in order to say I finished it. Have to say the ending was true to form with the rest of the movie where brosnan takes the little girl he just met the day before out on a canoe ride as the police and coroners are still removing the body of the woman he just killed from his house! I am sure everyone would naturally do the same in that situation, right? I actually found myself laughing as he stabbed the old woman in the side of the neck with a pair of scissors, that was the most rediculous scene I have ever seen and was actually comical! This movie completely missed the horror genre and went straight to horrendous.
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