Hello folks, Mad Dashiell here and thanks for joining us. Admittedly I understand why some would be hesitant to want to visit this chapter.
Let's just say, the film had something to work with, and it is an honorable adaptation of King's second installment. In the last film, we had ghosts and the psychic energy of a sick building wanting to feed off Danny as it was his father. Now we have new monsters being introduced. Ewan McGregor carries on the sins of the father as DannyTorrance. Ya, we know that but lest talk about the fantastic casting in the film, the movie catches you off guard with how perfect Alex Essoedoes as Wendy Torrance in an uncanny capturing of Shelley Duvall. It's pretty great, to say the least. Another character that just nailed it out of the park. The spirit of Scatman Crothers jumps off the screen as Carl Lumbly just seemed to channel the classic Dick Hallorann we knew and loved.
So let's get back to Danny. He is a troubled case, running from himself. It was this approach that helped him stay off of the radar from those that have hunted those that possess the Shinningfor ages. Either to adopt into their family of energy vampires or be food. Just as Hollorann passed on his wisdom to Danny, Dannynow has to lookout for a new child coming into their understanding of how their powers of the Shinning work. Kyliegh Curran plays Abra Stone, a 13-year-old girl with a stronger gift than anyone has ever seen. It's of coarse an uncomfortable situation agewise but Dannyeventually understands the importance and gets her to get the point across to her father through psychic visions after joining her fight against the people that hunt those gifted with the Shinning. In the end, Danny has to face the same demons his father did at the Overlook Hotel.
The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, Jacob Tremblay as Bradley Trevor, Carel Struycken as Grampa Flick, Emily Alyn Lind as Snakebite Andi, Zahn McClarnon as Crow Daddy, and Chelsea Talmadge as Deenie.
Mike Flanagan's adaptation of “Doctor Sleep” has already gone on record by King himself as having redeemed Kubrick's film and that seems to be high praise indeed.