Doctor Sleep is directed by Mike Flanagan and is the sequel to Kubrick’s iconic horror film; The Shining. I have loved so many of Mike Flanagan’s horror films and that’s mainly due to the fact that he understands how to scare his audience on a deeper and more psychological level, with the use of creative filmmaking. Flanagan has such a great reputation in the world of horror movies, so I was excited but also nervous to see how he could possibly make a sequel to what is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Doctor Sleep definitely takes a unique approach to Stephen King’s story. It asks it’s audience to be open for change, and embrace the bizarre and very twisted story on screen. And once you do, you will be able to truly appreciate how insanely well made the film is. The film is definitely a slow burn, although it still captivated me for the entire runtime. The pacing allows the characters to grow at a gradual and very realistic rate, which makes the climactic finale feel wholly earned and satisfying. I’ve been hearing many mixed opinions about Doctor Sleep. One main criticism is that the movie’s tone is too different to what Kubrick created in The Shining. For me, I’d rather a director create their own film than just imitate the work of another filmmaker. Don’t get me wrong this movie gives fan service to Kubrick fans, but it feels so relevant to the story and how Danny Torrance is constantly being faced with, and trying to overcome the traumatic events of his childhood. Doctor Sleep combines an entertaining plot about directly defeating a villainous threat, with Danny also fighting his own internal struggles. This film is such a worthy sequel to The Shining. Obviously you cannot even compare it to Kubrick’s level of filmmaking. However Doctor Sleep took a different approach which also felt truly unsettling. I can’t wait to buy and rewatch this film when it’s released. As a horror film it does so many things right, so therefore I give Doctor Sleep an 🚪8️⃣🛀🏻
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