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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 at 1:31 PM
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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 Well-Known Member

    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.

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