Doctor Sleep was hailed as a worthy successor to The Shining. Stephen King says he is “delighted with Mike Flanagan and his company” for his ecstatic reviews. Flanagan’s adaptation of King’s sequel in The Shining has a lot to do, thanks to Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. It turns out that King was right to publish this story and it seems that Flanagan was the right person for the job. King had this to say about Doctor Sleep.
“Mike Flanagan is a talented director, but he’s also an excellent narrator, and the movie is a good thing – you’ll love it if you love The Shining, but you’ll love it if you love Shawshank.” It’s immersive.
Stephen King’s adaptations on big and small screens have already been an incredible year. However, one viewer thinks that Doctor Sleep could be the best of the group. More than one person stated that she was not prepared for certain emotional turns and more exciting aspects of the film. “What a wonderful celebration of Kubrick’s career, King and Mike Flanigan,” concluded a first reaction.
Another early viewer said he was “stunned” because Doctor Sleep is very good. Taking a book and adapting it to the big screen is not easy, especially if the author is Stephen King. The viewer added, “This is an excellent and faithful adaptation that makes intelligent changes, including merging the 80s movie and the continuation book, and the casting / performances are phenomenal.” Putting Ewan McGregor in a role will usually have good results. The actor recently evoked scenes of the film filled with alcohol and their bringing home, even after being sober for more than 20 years.
“Brilliant, disturbing, impressive, intelligent, emotional, surprising, a visual delight,” described another spectator in Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep. In addition to adapting Stephen King’s source material, Flanagan also had to worry about people comparing the film to Stanley Kubrick’s work. Instead of trying to make his film in the style of Kubrick, the director wisely chose to follow his own path with the source material. Another initial criticism indicates that the film is “frightening, emotional, ultimately optimistic.” It’s not just a sequel to The Shining, but a response to this attempt, an attempt to reconcile King and Kubrick “.