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Old 05/08/2017   #31
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http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/34...w-losers-club/

Hype intensifying. I wish this was coming out in the summer, rather than september. I'll be stuck in school then, and there's a good chance the only theater for miles may not show this.
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Old 07/27/2017   #32
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Old 07/27/2017   #33
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Much better trailer this time. Although, Pennywise should just be talking normally, the whole point of the clown form is to not scare away the prey.
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Old 07/27/2017   #34
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Clement Rage wrote: Much better trailer this time. Although, Pennywise should just be talking normally, the whole point of the clown form is to not scare away the prey.
He does freak Georgie out at first. Its right there in the book. But Pennywise does a 180 and lures him back in and BAM!

BUT YESSSSSS THIS IS WHAT I WANTED! SO MUCH WIN! SEPTEMBER HURRY UP!
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Old 07/28/2017   #35
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I got my hands on what seems to be the final draft script for IT, and its pretty damned good.

Looking foreward to September!
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Old 07/28/2017   #36
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ChipNoir wrote:
Clement Rage wrote: Much better trailer this time. Although, Pennywise should just be talking normally, the whole point of the clown form is to not scare away the prey.
He does freak Georgie out at first. Its right there in the book. But Pennywise does a 180 and lures him back in and BAM!

BUT YESSSSSS THIS IS WHAT I WANTED! SO MUCH WIN! SEPTEMBER HURRY UP!
Yeah, but not by trying to be scary "HERE! TAKE IT!". Georgie is scared by glowing yellow eyes, and then the clown in the drain just says hi. Pennywise can't completely hide its nature, but it's not deliberately trying to scare them, it uses the monster forms for that.
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Old 07/28/2017   #37
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Good trailer but I still think the Tim Curry Pennywise is scarier!
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Old 07/28/2017   #38
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Speaking of which, Tim Curry's Pennywise is actually in the room of clowns at the end of the trailer, just to the left:







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Old 09/08/2017   #39
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Holy. Fucking. Shit.
I don't think I've ever been so rewarded by hype. Everything that I hoped for and MORE culminated in this film. So now begins my spoilerfull review at the service of ANYONE who is holding back from seeing this due to skepticism of hype.
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(SPOILER) This movie is quite possibly the most beautifully shot, strongly acted, and entertaining films in the fantasy horror genre since, well, Nightmare on Elm Street III. I know that's a highwater mark to use, but this feels like a spiritual successor to everything that movie set up.
So, points to touch on Direction/Cinematography/Music: Beautiful. Andrés Muschietti and Chung-hoon Chung combine together to create a vision of Derry Maine that feels like everything that every King book has tried to convey about Americana, but ultimately fails until now. This feels like the town, and it feels like the 80s. But it doesn't particularly scream it's time and place to point where it becomes distracting. What can be distraction however is the score, which while beautiful, can be a little overpowering at times.
Acting: The Loser's Club is amazingly well acted, with not too much focus on anyone character. Bill and Beverly take center stage however, being the best actors, and with a script that serves them the most. But the film leaves a lot of room for everyone else to shine, with perhaps Mike being the weakest, but only again because everything else outshines the reduced role he's given. Richie, Stan, Ben, and Eddie are wonderful comedians in their own right, with Motor Mouth Richie getting a lot of well earned yuks in, but Eddie's neurotic babbling can easily steal the scene at times.
Plot: This is what adaptations should strive for. The beats that needed by there for the film to be truly called "IT: Chapter One" are there. And that's what may partially keep this at a 9.5 for me. The core of the book's initial exposition is here, but it diverges at interesting points. Rather than being Universal Horror icons, IT uses core fears against the kids, in combination with specters of past events.
On that note, this movie is full to bursting with references to the book that are shown, not told. The water tower, the Paul Bunyon statue, the Canal Street, and many other references to locations and elements of the book that the film just doesn't have time to deal with.
The film makes a major departure from the book after Nebolt Street, in choosing to follow the three part Hollywood Act structure. The Loser's Club briefly disperse as they are split between Bill and Richie. Bill wants to return to finish Pennywise off, but Richie tries to flee, leading to a scuffle, and a falling out.
This may be a sticking point for a few people, as the film slows down for about 5-10 minutes, but kicks into high gear as Beverly fights off her father's rape attempt, only to then be snatched up by Pennywise as bait for the boys. It might be another sticking point to make her a damsel, but it actually flows back into place, and acts as a way to introduce us to the true nature of Pennywise with his Deadlights.
No, there is no spider, but we get a glimpse into the fact that Pennywise is a truly primal creature with layers that this film isn't willingly showing us. He's playing his game by ear, and ultimately is horrified in the climax to find that all his shapeshifting can't scare the kids, who corner him. He makes what looks like final parting words as he 'dissolves' away into a well that goes even deeper into the sewer. We of course know there's more to come.
Pennywise: Skarsgard chews scenery with all 10,000 of his teeth, to great effect. I'll take a moment to give this film the .5 ding that I can't ignore: The CGI does glare at times. There's no getting around it, you know when you're seeing a CGI effect. But the imagery they go for in the transformations is so uniquely affecting that I applaud the attempt. The true form under the clown makeup is the stuff of Lovecraftian nightmares, and IT does not hold back from beating the crap out of these kids, while gleefully mocking them the whole way. There are sequences in the scares that just could not, I repeat, COULD NOT be done without CGI, and they do try to use practical whenever possible. The blood sink scene is a sight to behold, for example.
Similarly, his other forms are...interesting. There are three other largely special effect driven creatures: The Lepper, The Headless Boy, and the Flute Woman. The creatures have a sort of Tim Burtony plasticky quality, that somehow manages to work. They have a fairy-tailish quality that fits with the fact that these are fears drawn from the children's imagination, and thus are more grotesque and luridly malformed, rather than being grizzly and covered in blood.
That aside, the movie does fall into familiar traps: Jittery camera movements, a few false scares, things that the Hollywood engine refuses to avoid using.
All in all, this is a really fucking strong movie with a LOT of heart, a lot of laughs, and a good number of both creeping dread moments and ambitious jump scares that try to do a bit more than your average ghost movie.
Other interesting notes *For those interested about the character of Patrick Hocksteder, he is not quite the sociopath that King described him to be. Instead, he gives off something of a pedophile (As much as a 15 year old can give off) and sadist coding. It's interesting that his death is at the hands of zombie children.
*There are few fears in the finale that heavily, heavily hint at where part II is going. Unexpectedly the Mummy and a few other forms are pulled out of Pennywise's bag of tricks in his final brawl with the kids. There's a lot of skips in time, especially when the group disbanded, where Part II can go in and fill in some blanks with further childhood encounters with IT and it's many forms. Hopefully they get a start, so that the actor don't age too far out of their parts.
*There is no stinger at the end, which I'm kinda glad for. For those wondering, they intend to have a finished script by January, and will move promptly into production once that's drafted. As I said earlier, it feels like they've already written and shot a lot of material that leaves openings for things like the history of Derry and why it's inhabitants are so strange to be investigated in Chapter II.
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Old 09/08/2017   #40
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Everything ChipNoir said.

Seriously. I lack the time to be able to adequately gush about the film, but he basically took care of it. The film is AMAZING.

Super minor reference note: (SPOILER) I think that Georgie's LEGO construction in his room that gets dropped is meant to be a reference to It's enemy Maturin.





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Old 09/08/2017   #41
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X-SOLDIER wrote: Everything ChipNoir said.

Seriously. I lack the time to be able to adequately gush about the film, but he basically took care of it. The film is AMAZING.

Super minor reference note: (SPOILER) I think that Georgie's LEGO construction in his room that gets dropped is meant to be a reference to It's enemy Maturin.





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Yeah, there are so many hints, that I just didn't have the energy to write them all. This movie is loaded with either what are at least easter eggs, or some masterful foreshadowing.

I really do wonder how far into part two they've written already.
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Old 09/08/2017   #42
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Gonna hold off on reading. I still don't think penny-wise looks scary enough :/
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Old 09/08/2017   #43
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I feel strongly compelled to go rewatch it, and just try to absorb everything all over again. Also, glad you feel that way, Octo. I'm quite curious how you'll feel afterwards.

Edit: Some news about where they're at for a follow-up and just talk about the cast and other stuff: http://collider.com/it-movie-intervi...id-katzenberg/





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Old 09/08/2017   #44
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SEX BOT wrote: Gonna hold off on reading. I still don't think penny-wise looks scary enough :/
If you want Pennywise to be scary, you're not gonna be happy with this movie. Scary isn't really the right word. Alarming and disturbing are the tones they go for.

The whole film has a dark fairy tale quality to it whenever it dives into supernatural. It's not quite real, but it's startlingly imaginative.
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Old 09/08/2017   #45
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I was thinking about the design of It in this movie just the other day (random thought, I won't be watching this movie because I hate scary things ).
I think the reason this It seems less scary is because he looks scary. Hard to describe but, the It with the stupid red hair fluffed on on the side of his face in the older movie/series (whatever the fuck it was, thought it was just a movie), that really did look just like a normal clown. Until the sharp teeth shows but, yeah. He looked like a regular clown and that's what freaks you out the most.

This one already looks like a serial killer/creep in disguise, imo. No one would dress and do makeup like that as an ordinary clown at a fair or something!
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