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Discussion in 'Movies' started by jamhead, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. jamhead

    jamhead Well-Known Member

    Absolutely loved the book.....

    Hated the TV series......

    Can't wait for the movie......
  2. TKoP

    TKoP Well-Known Member

    Everything you just said.

    The only highlight for the TV series was Tim Curry. Everyone else, absolute crap.
  3. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    ^^^Yes^^^ I didn't know some of those guys could be so bad.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    We saw this during a matinee last Friday. Was really good and creepy as F@#k. I'm not familiar with the source material or the 90s TV series, but we enjoyed this one a lot.
  5. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    My office mate who is really into horror movies said it was fantastic. She loved the book and hated the mini series.
  6. TKoP

    TKoP Well-Known Member

    I just saw it last night. I liked it, but I didn't love it like I was hoping I was. I think I was thinking it would be scarier.. I think Stranger Things was as scary for a comparison. Maybe not quite, but close.

    So things I liked:
    1. Pennywise -- Tim Curry set the bar HIGH for Pennywise's protrayal. Bill SkarsgÄrd took a different path and, to me, succeeded in making it his own.
    2. Cinematography -- I thought it was done really well.
    3. Creep Factor -- They scored on this one. The movie was more creepy than scary.
    4. Book to Film Conversion -- The writers did a good job of editing out some of the more bizarre bits from the book, but keeping the same tone (from what I remember at least) and plot points. There was one change I didn't get, but it was minor overall I think.
    5. Easter Eggs -- I caught a few nods to the book and earlier show that I always like to find.

    Parts I didn't like:
    1. Scare Factor -- Like I mentioned, I was hoping for a little more of a scare factor. I never got that super tense "whatthehellisbehindthatdoor" kind of feeling. It wasn't completely absent, I was just hoping for more.
    2. Scooby Gang -- There were a couple of points in the movie where it felt a little too Disney/Hannah Barbara. And there was a couple of points in the movie where the dialogue felt, again, a little too Disney/Hannah Barbara. Probably not possible to avoid when you've got such a young cast, but it is what it is.
    Overall, I'm giving this a 4/5.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
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  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    ^^ Pretty good assessment there......at least they dropped a few F-Bombs in there at appropriate times to break the tension.
  8. CMonster

    CMonster I found a liquid cure for my landlocked blues

    The wife and I saw it opening weekend and thought it was really good. The best part, though, was our walk home. We always take a shortcut through this one alley and halfway up I glanced over my shoulder, yelled "Oh Shit!" and did a quick shuffle-step like I was going to take off running. Scared the crap out of my wife. :bouncygrin: Luckily she's a good sport and was able to laugh about it instead of pummeling me with fists of fury.
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  9. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    Not into horror movies, so I probably won't see it, but I did see a press briefing with Tim Curry. It's pretty sad on how the stroke has left him. He's been in so many good movies, and a couple of turds, but I usually liked the movies he was in.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I'm surprised she didn't kick your ass either way!
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  11. TKoP

    TKoP Well-Known Member

    Not sure if you watched it, but if you could handle Stranger Things, I think this one would be ok. That being said, maybe wait for the rental...

    And yes, I saw him post-stroke for an interview. Super sad...
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  12. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    Love Stranger Things, and looking forward to season two next month. I like a lot of what Steven King has done, just tend to shy away from his more darker writings.
  13. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I would liken the movie to Stranger Things than to any recent horror or hard core horror by a mile. Shit, one of the actors in the Losers Club was in Stranger Things.
  14. MatthewB

    MatthewB Grandmaster Pimp Daddy Famous

    I loved the book one of my all time favorites and felt this movie did an excellent job and stayed loyal to the novel. I loved the creep factor and the smart ass comments from the kids because that is exactly how me and my friends talked when we were ten and eleven. Ranking out each other's mothers and sisters and making grand statements about how large our "members" were. I had to tell Michelle that is exactly how boys talk when girls aren't around. As a kid my mother loved my friends and I always thought, "mom if you knew how my friends would talk about having carnal knowledge of both you and my sisters your views would change in a heartbeat".
  15. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Way late on this post. I promised the wife we would watch it with my new subwoofer. She saw it in the theater but i have yet to see it. Bought it on BluRay. I hate scary movies but she did let me buy a subwoofer in new receiver.

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