I Kill with My Heart: Can Idris Elba Save The Dark Tower?

I’mma let you finish, McConaughey, but …

The Dark Tower trailer is finally here and Idris is all in; he’s killing it as Roland Deschain. The perfectly cast, Elba was born to be a Gunslinger, and his interactions with Tom Taylor’s Jake Chambers ring true.

For me, though, Matthew McConaughey is coming off a little cartoonish. From the way he’s reading (and that’s all it feels like) his lines to the Danny Zuko hair, I’m having a hard time taking his Man in Black seriously.

Keeping in mind this is a sequel to Stephen King’s book series, I’ll give this at least another trailer or two to turn around that vibe, see how things shake out.

The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and also stars Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Hamilton, Fran Kranz, Alex McGregor and Michael Barbieri. It hits theaters August 4th.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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