There are two movies coming out soon I am just dying to see! The first one is a sequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic film and best-selling Stephen King movie, The Shining. The film, Doctor Sleep, has Ewan McGregor as an adult Danny Torrence. In case you do not remember, Danny was the “weird” kid in The Shining who has an imaginary friend living in his finger. So how do I feel about a follow-up to one of my favorite horror films? Honestly, I am mixed. Let me explain. I love The Shining, both the movie and the book…even if they are both long as Hell. The movie is 2 ½ hours and the book is 447 pages long and drawn out. That has nothing on Stephen King’s IT, though. That book is 1,138 pages long! But enough about other books. The Shining film has so many iconic moments in horror cinema. Some examples are the elevator filled with blood, the dead twins, REDRUM on the door, ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, the Overlook Hotel as a whole…and do I even have to remind you of Jack Nicholson chopping down a door, yelling “HERE’S JOHNNY!”? Yes the end of the movie is a little open-ended and ambiguous, but I think that’s part of its charm. Having praised the film as highly as I did, Stephen King allegedly HATED the final film. However, Stephen King fully endorses the script of Dr. Sleep and is involves in its filming. I, for one, will be interested in seeing how a sequel to such an iconic film will play out. I am hoping it will be good, but until I see it, I can’t be 100% sure.
The other film I am VERY excited to see is one that is getting a lot of attention. But having said that, there isn’t really that much information available about the movie. All we have to go on are trailers, a release date of December 20, and theories or speculations. The film I am referring to? STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. I am SUPER stoked to see it, don’t get me wrong. But again, like Dr. Sleep, I am maybe a little iffy about it. “Why?” you ask? “IT’S FREAKING STAR WARS FOR GOD’S SAKE!” True, but it is supposedly the LAST EVER Star Wars film. If this is true, it means the end of what is easily the most iconic sci-fi movie, or maybe one of the most iconic, film franchises of all time. So that is kind of sad. I grew up with Star Wars, and it sort of feels like part of my youth is ending with it.
So despite my apprehension, I could not be more excited for these movies! What films are you looking forward to seeing? Feel free to comment and, as always, thanks for reading!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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