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There is an important piece of information that you need to know before seeing Doctor Sleep, who, like me, is busy with the masterpiece The Shining and will already know about it. Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick’s lighting fixtures. He hated it because of Kubrick’s infidelity to the source material, but of course not everyone shared his opinion. This gave director Mike Flanagan the difficult task of reconciling the differences between the two with his adaptation of Doctor Sleep. How to please two groups of people (book and Film) who see the story with different eyes? It’s a wonder how Flanagan managed to do this, while Doctor Sleep will evoke smiling faces for Fans of books and movies.

To satisfy both sets of fans, the Film has to build on a good foundation, and indeed it is that there are so many great performances that engage you in its characters before triggering the brilliant Nostalgia. Ewan McGregor is tall like Danny Torrance, who is now an mature whose life has been turned upside down, his trauma has been brought under control by alcohol and has followed in the footsteps of his father, Jack Torrance. His story in Doctor Sleep is a journey to the action of his demons who followed him behind The Overlook Hotel.


In the company of Danny, Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), a young girl, has very powerful facial features with brilliance and became the target of the main antagonist’s group The True Knot, led by Rose The Hat (Rebecca Ferguson), which impressed me incredibly. His character is perhaps the most sinister and sophisticated villain I’ve seen all year, and Ferguson does a fantastic job with the other members of The True Knot. They spend a lot of screen time with this group and therefore understand everything about you, your current Situation, what you want and why you want it. All these factors accumulate in the villains who feel reluctant towards the main characters, which makes it easier for them to take root.

I like the way the Movie explores the extent of brilliance through Abra’s abilities. We learn early on that his ability to shine is stronger than most. The Shining only showed a fraction of what Danny was capable of, but in Doctor Sleep we see different ways of shining, such as seeing through the eyes of others, looking into the past, creating illusions, etc. One of my biggest concerns with Doctor Sleep was that there would be elements that seemed too far-fetched due to the contradiction between the Doctor Sleep book and the Shining Movie, but these Shining apps are very believable for a Movie that hits the world.

The general topic of alcoholism is another research that goes further. We’ve already established how Danny uses drink to action the spirits of oblivion, but Doctor Sleep explores the more manipulative side of alcohol and captures the reality of a recovering alcoholic. At the end of the film, here we have Alcohol as a “medicine” and the key to the spirit of oblivion that allows him to possess it, suggesting a kind of exploration of traditions.


Sometimes I felt like Doctor Sleep was becoming something for itself and was almost separated from The Shining by the way it staged an atmosphere. The Shining was largely built on tension and the idea of making the audience think about “what’s around the corner” or what is suggested by supernatural images. The atmosphere of Doctor Sleep is much more brutal, especially with the real knot. There are so many scenes that are not only difficult to see, but also difficult to hear. I even have to admit that I find it almost unbearable to watch because some scenes are disturbing, and I usually have a firm stomach for difficult scenes.

My main flaw with the Film is that, although there are not too many crazy deviations from the brilliant book or Movie, there is a scene where the plots seemed so offbeat that they somehow come out of the viewing experience and the current Tone that the Film had slowly been building.


Well, the biggest question people will ask is how much the Movie uses Nostalgia to attract people to its side. This is the arguable piece because there are a series of nostalgic moments and flashbacks to famous moments and elements that Kubrick designed, but this is forgivable because they are cleverly placed. We get a number of moments in the climactic scenes of the film when Danny returns to The Overlook Hotel, but two-thirds of the film contains hardly any clues, perhaps one or the other. For me, Mike Flanagan is smart because he takes the time to tell a story and introduce a character that we may not know until we get into the familiar. However, I see that this nostalgic overload is still too much for people, and the review of it is still strong.

You know what I did before I sat down before writing this review, I started thinking about theories, interpretations, I wanted answers in the same way that I wanted answers from The Shining. Doctor Sleep will get people talking and come up with new and exciting theories about Kubrick’s masterpiece. If you go into Doctor Sleep in search of something that can live up to fame, ask for disappointment. It has taken The Shining 39 years to become a landmark film in modern horror history, but if you are looking for a film that deserves to be called its predecessor, Doctor Sleep has you covered.

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