I’ve been sick for a week now. I don’t really know what was wrong with me but now I’m left with horrible coughing. I haven’t left the house since, well I don’t actually remember, so I badly wanted to go out yesterday. I was at the mall with my good friend Reika and my brother Sam when we saw Doctor Sleep at the cinema. I was so excited. I pointed and told my friend that I wanted to watch that and asked her if she has watched The Shining before. She hasn’t. So we went back home and watched The Shining before going back to the cinema for Doctor Sleep.
I was so excited the whole time. It was a really good idea to watch The Shining before Doctor Sleep. It was the best idea! I wish I invited our other friends but I haven’t been a people person lately. Reika was excited too when she realized she knew a bunch of facts about The Shining. We watched the best parts before heading out.
I love going to the movies without watching the trailer of the movie. I did it with Us too. I never read The Shining or Doctor Sleep but I am planning on doing that. So what I knew about the movie was just The Shining that I watched and that it was about Danny. I am so glad I watched it because until today I am still raving about it.
Mike Flanagan is becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. He created Haunting of Hill House and now Doctor Sleep. I feel like we have the same tastes. The Haunting is a favorite of mine that I watch over and over again. After finishing the first season, I burst into tears. The characters moved me so much and he did the same with Doctor Sleep.
He gave The Shining an excellent tribute with this movie. The way they recreated some of the scenes was so amazing. The actors did an amazing job. It was like watching The Shining again. I have nothing but good things to say. Ewan McGregor and Kyliegh Curran were so great and I have a new appreciation for Cliff Curtis.
Stephen King is someone I truly admire. The way he writes his stories are a different sort of magic that gets to your head and stays there for a while. He is one of my favorite writers for a reason.
I saw someone post about how Doctor Sleep was Mike Flanagan’s love letter to Stephen King’s The Shining and that is exactly how I felt about it. This movie ignited something inside of me. After watching it I wanted to read more books, consume more stories! It’s so amazing how someone’s creation can move others. Me and my friend are still blow away by how good it was for us. I can’t wait to watch it again. I guess I want to say, thank you for this movie. ☾