I originally watched this film with my family back around the time when it came out, and initially I wasn't a fan of it because I was a dumb kid. Now, after revisiting it as an adult I can certainly appreciate so much that went into this movie. It was genuinely intriguing with horrific concepts here and there (save for like, one or two lame as hell jump scares/fake outs) that kept me invested for the majority of it's run…
I would have absolutely loved this movie had it not been for the ending that to me felt a little underwhelming. The buildup was so great and it genuinely had some of the best acting I've ever seen in a movie , but the ultimate payoff to me felt very held back. Maybe that was the point, maybe I have to let it sit with me for a longer period of time. As of now though, I’ll give it a 7/10 for me. They should still give Willem DaFoe an Oscar, you cowards!!!
I'm not a major Shinning or Stanley Kubrick fan by any means, but I have seen the original all the way through a day before I saw Doctor Sleep. It's really telling how much I learned to appreciate the hard visceral work that went into that great classic. Even if I don't consider it the best horror movie like everyone else does.
This though...it takes everything that the original did and made it BORING to slog through. Which really disappointed…