Home » ENTERTAINMENT » The Shining Mini-Series – Nostalgia Critic The Shining Mini-Series – Nostalgia Critic Author: Mac Apr 19, 2015 in ENTERTAINMENT 25 Comments The Shining Mini-Series – Nostalgia Critic Let Nostalgia-ween begin with the always classic Stephen King Mini-Series! Share: Tags:Critic MiniSeries Nostalgia Shining Related posts People Are Stupid – Super Crazy... 19 Comments | Jan 20, 2016 CRAZY Animal Attack Videos 24 Comments | Apr 20, 2015 High-Rise Official International... 20 Comments | Feb 14, 2016 Matrix Reloaded – Nostalgia 25 Comments | Apr 12, 2015 About Author Mac 25 Comments Xehanort10 April 20, 2015 5:33 The kid who plays Danny is even more incapable of closing his mouth than Kristen Stewart. NeoGenMike Tschida April 20, 2015 I love Nostalgia Critic. He’s like a living cartoon. JangoMango007 April 20, 2015 My cabbages! – 27:57 Oh Avatar how I loved you LastSundayA.D. April 20, 2015 This Miniseries actually looks okay in my opinion. A lot of the criticisms the Critic makes are a bit nonsensical with “it’s boring! Something happen already!” because it’s a miniseries, it’s supposed to be longer with more dialogue and build-up. I also have to respect the miniseries for its faithfulness to the original novel. While this wasn’t as scary as the Nicholson version, Jack’s slow mental breakdown is shown which makes us care for the character more and feel sorry for him just like in the novel. Whereas Nicholson just looks crazy from the start. Wendy’s actor is better here than in the film and her relationship with Jack is much stronger at the start than in the film, so I felt more emotionally invested with what happens to them. As opposed to the film where Jack and Wendy didn’t seem to be getting on very well in the start. However, Danny is pretty annoying. Danny Lloyd was adorable and did an amazing job as Danny in the film. What the hell was with Tony by the way? In the novel he was just an ordinary teenage kid or whatever, he never floats up in the air like a magical fairy. That bit was just stupid as hell. Finally yes, the CGI is terrible and is never good in these King miniseries. The film is better, but the miniseries isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be if you’re a bit more open-minded. Noah S April 20, 2015 how come when the critic was in the room it locked from the outside but when rachel was in it locked from the inside? doddi1984 April 20, 2015 I’m sure to get some WHAT posts, but what was wrong with 2012? Yeah, story & character wise: It’s bloody junk. But the destruction & how they are done is spectacular and makes the movie what it is. It’s one of the best end-of-the-world movies I’ve ever seen, and very underrated movie in my opinion. kladdaugh April 20, 2015 Walker doesn’t seem to understand that in the Shining, the ghosts use the psychic energy to manifest themselves, even though they state as such. At first, with only a few guests here and there, they can make a person go crazy over time, kill themselves, and give them more power. Then they can make objects like the doors and rocker bench move. Later, Danny’s powers let the wasp nest come back to life. The reason for the slow build up is to show that in small doses the spirits are restless but harmless. Later, they can manifest as visions, and hold far more power, even taking possession of Jack. In the first adaptation, Kubrick tried to leave it far more ambiguous, by making it look like Jack just goes crazy from the isolation, and his wife (I’m sad that I can’t think of her name) sees things, but it’s possible that it’s in a panic. You’re left in the space of the Torrences as they experience stuff, not with a lot of other details that make it a bit fantastic. And in the 70s, a lot of people didn’t take to films that were too fantastic. It’s why even in Star Wars, the used universe and the engineered look made a lot of sense. It ticks me off that in his “reviews” Walker misses so many things that even a non-King-fan like me could know. He doesn’t do the homework, and barely references anything outside of whatever feeds his bad jokes. Don’t believe me? Watch the Captain America review an see how far he reaches for lame jokes about Obama. Amelia Bee April 20, 2015 Ugh, I can’t…blech, that Danny kid is just disgusting! I have a thing with really gross mouth sounds, and every time that mouth-breathing toad says something in that phlegmy tone of his it makes me wanna tear my hair out! Where did they even find him? I don’t think he was born, more like he congealed from mystery substances stuck on the underside of a table at Taco Bell. Lobstromonous Entertainment April 20, 2015 Bowel-cuts should be illegal. konraddromero April 20, 2015 Have any of you read the book? In case you haven’t, technically this movie actually follows the book much more closely than the Kubrick version (probably why King didn’t like Kubrick’s version). However, this is concrete proof, to me, that Stephen King has no godly idea how to write a scary story, not to mention that I believe that this movie was very horribly casted. All of the family have a history of bad movies. Yes, this was a festering piece of shit, but that is because the original story in itself was a festering piece of shit. Kubrick knew how to portray a constantly tense atmosphere while maintaining subtlety in his horror. That is why people know that The Shinning exists. Fuck Stephen King. Stanley Kubrick is the shit. Luke Joynes April 20, 2015 The Shining by Stanley Kubrick is a masterpiece where as this is just boring BirthOfSerpents April 20, 2015 Whiteface is ok but blackface isnt….perfect sense…. sarcasm Daniel Moyer April 20, 2015 I found a positive to the mini-series… Rebecca De Mornay is much more attractive than Shelley Duvall. 😀 Also, being a fan of fantasy, I personally assumed the hedge animals would have wooden teeth and talons capable of doing quite a bit of damage to flesh and clothing. *shrug* The movie was better. Maria Isabella April 20, 2015 I kinda disagree. I mean, any blunt object can be ‘scary’ if you’re being viciously attacked with it. A friend of mine once was brutally beaten at a party by a raging woman with a didgeridoo. I guess he shouldn’t have made crude passes at her, seeing her so armed. Watzit Tooya April 20, 2015 Tavern tavern? it has a Bar bar too, I bet they sell Beer beer and Pizza pizza in it as well. The SakramentRose April 20, 2015 Pumpkin McNuggets… why am I now interested in seeing what those would taste like? Stonestreamdubs April 20, 2015 I’ve realized why Stephen King’s movies/miniseries aren’t scary. He directs them as if from the perspective of himself and the characters, in that, to THEM what they’re experiencing is scary, but the audience does not and cannot experience that same fear which is what I think prevents us from getting the same feeling from reading his books. Thusly, why King should just stick to writing. Genjuro T. April 20, 2015 Seeing this after some new episodes – what happened to Rachel? Was this ever adressed? At some point the show switched from her to Tamra (written right?). Maybe somebody knows more, thank you. rogue123987 April 20, 2015 I always wondered what white face looked like. Jeff Linux Turner April 20, 2015 I was always pissed that Stephen King hates Kubrick’s vision of The Shining, King in this case was an idiot for saying that. This version is like Jack Torrence went to Disney Land, something just really cheesy about it, definitely felt wrong, not that the actors are bad but even though it’s suppose to be from the same book, it made the actors weak and lame, while Kubrick’s version kept some sort of mystery, which gave us the creepiness. That whole tv movie feel works good for some of King’s stuff but not this film, this was total crap, and definitely forgettable to the point that after all this time, if you ask people about The Shining, all they will quote is HERE’S JOHNNY! Even after all these years. Like I said forgettable. Noah S April 20, 2015 about the rover scene i have so many one liners 1 someone’s been a bad dog 2 get me a rolled up newspaper 3 now my favorite trick, play dead 4 i’m more of a cat person 5 bad dog 6 say hi to rover dangerfield in hell 7 this one’s for the 3 little pigs Bruce Gunn April 20, 2015 39:05 … did I just watch a white-face minstrel show? fahd s April 20, 2015 What DEROB mean please? Alexandre Martins April 20, 2015 Wendy is idiot woman of the century. I know King does not think much of women in general, but this get the prize. Have your husband constantly abuse our little child and just forgive him and say he’s trying to do better… fuck! To be fair, the kid does some awesome acting for his age. Erik Brickman April 20, 2015 Kubrick transformed King’s book into so much more than the author himself could even imagine should be in there. Mr. King just get over the fact that Kubrick has more talent.