The Dark Half (1993)
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Romero had always been one for low budget excursions but later in life he just got lazy.
Adaptations of books are almost always a disappointment for those who have read the novel, but The Dark Half is more than just that. I think I remember reading that The Dark Half was the result of Romero working with a big studio, similar to what happened with Monkey Shines.
But where that movie succeeded, this one failed with flying colors. The Dark Half has all the subtlety of being hit over the head with a brick- that is to say the dialogue has 'family approved' stamped all over it.
If you thought Stephen King was obtuse you're in for a real treat with this.
Another thing I disliked, both with this and with his next film Bruiser, is the use of CGI. Some like it, but to me it will always look cheap and tacky. Like I said earlier, Romero always worked well on a budget but it seems like later in life he was just cutting corners.
I think the only thing I enjoyed about this entire movie were the shots with the birds flying, some of those looked really nice. In fact, the only reason I finished the movie is because I have to finish everything I start, otherwise I would have turned this off immediately.
The Dark Half is just bland, nothing jumps out, the dialogue is painful, and the gory scenes are sadly edited to show minimal blood and gore. The whole thing comes off like a Disney special. Definitely not something i'll be watching again.
nick121235 is right on the money!
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