Went to Carne steakhouse restaurant on Saturday. Wow...that steak was damn good. Mushrooms, good. Potatoes, good. Brussel sprouts, good. The only thing that lacked was the Tiramisu. It was a little dry and didn't have enough coffee flavor in it. Until my wife poured some of her cappuccino into the dessert and we mixed it up. Then it tasted really good. Not cheap, but man was it amazing steak.
What I didn't like...the beef was corn or grain fed to get a certain marbling. I'd rather support businesses that have grass fed beef as it's healthier for you.
That was the part that jarred me. We see his hands and we assume its Lloyd (i think was his name in the original) and then when Danny refers to him as his dad, its like ohhhhhh, but it doesnt sound like him. But I was waiting for a wider shot and sudden reveal of it being Jack. Actor looked enough like him but still, that voice was no good. Didnt even have the right inflection. The actor playing the wife was pretty good though. And the dude playing the "Caretaker" was spot on...looked identical. lol
Yeah it wasnt a ten. But I thought it was well acted, well produced etc. Their shining powers were a bit all over the place. If it didnt have the connection to The Shining I probably wouldnt have liked it. As a big Shining fan, I really enjoyed that aspect.
Im sure it was tough for the people making it for the reason you mentioned. King hated the Jack Nicholson film. And Dr Sleep novel was a sequel to The Shining novel not the film. But in making the film, they clearly made the Shining aspects look like the film. I think it would have been pretty cool to see Jack in it, de-aged. Or like I said, Christian Slater might have been an inspired choice lol. But otherwise, it was pretty neat.
Im surprised a Hollywood sequel hadnt been made already that has some stoner inheriting the hotel and taking his 20-something friends to re-open it for a weekend of drugs, drinking and sex only to awaken the spirits. Hi-jinx ensue.