Thursday, August 18, 2016
DVD Review: 11.22.63
On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. What if you could go back and change the past? This time travel thrill ride is based on a Stephen King book. This is one of the few cases where I have watched the show without reading the book, so I cannot compare the two.
What if you found a way to go back into time? What if you thought changing one thing could make the world better? What if you made decisions and the outcome surprised you?
This series is well made. James Franco does a great job, and normally I am not a fan of him. This is a great Stephen King production. While you are watching look for hints of King's other hits (RedRum on the book depository wall). The storyline moves at a brisk pace and held my interest throughout. Although some parts were far from realistic, they were very well done.
The ending fit perfectly. The actors all did a wonderful job stepping into their character's shoes. This one will stay with you for a while. It will also make you realize that everything happens for a reason, and as King reiterates several times "the past doesn't want to change".