Stephen King's 'It' (2017)

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Stephen King's 'It' (2017)

#1 Post by jamie60509 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:51 am

I'm not usually a fan of remakes but this looks really good.

Tim Curry will always be Pennywise to me but I can't wait to see how Bill Skarsgård does in the role


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#2 Post by stuartboy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:13 pm

That just creeped me out.
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Re: Stephen King's 'It' (2017)

#3 Post by CtheG84 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:06 am

Not too sure on this new version, trailers can as always be very deceptive.

We can just wait with baited breath to see what comes of it.

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#4 Post by raj101 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 am

yep lets not its not spelt with a Sh
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#5 Post by sfancy » Fri May 12, 2017 12:48 pm

I can't wait!

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#6 Post by stuartboy » Fri May 12, 2017 12:57 pm

I need to stop watching that trailer! Even outside in the bright sunshine it gets to me.
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#7 Post by sfancy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:16 pm

I cannot WAIT!!!!

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#8 Post by kevinknapman » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:05 am

Going against the odds perhaps, considering the mixed results of previous Stephen King adaptations, but the new version of IT, or half of it at least, is surprisingly very good.

Updating the book's childhood summer section from the 50s to the currently ever so popular 80s milieu of arcade machines, Amblin movies and..er..New Kids on the Block (made only slightly confusing by the casting of Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard in a vaguely similar role), the film kicks off in a surprisingly shocking fashion with the tragic fate of Georgie Denbrough at the hands of a sadistic clown that feeds on the fears of the children of the small Maine town of Derry, until a group of bullied kids led by Georgie's older brother Bill get together to fight back.

From that opening onwards the film juggles nostalgic laughs and chilling scares with skill, though there are occasionally moments perhaps where the filmmakers allow the humour to undermine the horror. When it gets dark however, it gets really dark.. A late scene involving a slaughterhouse bolt gun is particularly grim. But there's also a lot of fun scares along the way too, just in case that makes it sound too much.
Director Andy Muschietti certainly takes a more effective and memorable stab at horror than his 2013 debut Mama. Plus it looks fantastic thanks to regular Park Chan-wook cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung.

The young cast are very impressive, giving the audience a Loser's Club to care for amid the scares. Plus the typically crude infantile banter between the teens is amusingly portrayed.
While Bill Skarsgård is suitably creepy and otherwordly as Pennywise the Clown (I wonder how many people going to the cinema this summer to see this and Atomic Blonde realise the same actor appears in both). It's possibly not as iconic a portrayal as Tim Curry's in the 90s TV movie, but it's an effective turn nonetheless. The various contortions that Pennywise's body goes through during the film is also very unsettling. An effective and striking mix of CGI and practical make-up certainly help sell this particular aspect of the character.

Overall the film is a whole lot of macabre fun,
that captures the familiar feel of the typical small US towns of 80s cinema in much the same way Super 8 and Stranger Things did, but in an even more bloody and brutal fashion that should satisfy most horror fans.
However it goes without saying that those with Coulrophobia may want to give it a wide berth.

A thrilling and satisfying conclusion also sets things up for the next chapter. It will certainly be interesting to see how it deals with the grown up characters in what will presumably be a contemporary setting. For now Chapter One makes for a very decent and enjoyable start
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Re: Stephen King's 'It' (2017)

#9 Post by tonethestone » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Loved this!! I'm a big fan of the TV miniseries, but this one was just fantastic. 4.5/5
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Re: Stephen King's 'It' (2017)

#10 Post by RandomHajile » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:43 pm

I didn't like it, pacing far to slow, it's half hour to long and I think that kid from "book of Henry" runined it for me...

The kids interaction was okay but everything else was weak AF

1/5

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