Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
So when I first saw the trailer for Doctor Sleep, it actually looked pretty good! And I liked that it felt different than The Shining. Now, I haven’t read either book, so not sure how either one measure up to that!
But what I loved about Doctor Sleep was that it was very character driven, and we got to see Danny of the past, Danny during hardships, and Danny prevailing. I also loved the character of Abra—she did such a wonderful job.
The whole steam sucking scenes were pretty good too, especially when the villainous group did it together. It was sort of zombie-like, but more of drinking their essence or whatever! And I will say, when we got to the hotel scenes, I was like, heck yes!
Now, my one pet peeve was for the flashback scenes because even though I liked them, it was still weird having different actors playing the original cast! I mean, Shelley Duvall, for example, has such a distinct and cool face so it was odd! Minus that distraction, I loved the film! Oh, and there was some pretty emotional scenes!
Have you seen The Shining?