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Fantastic. A really, really great horror film.

It's an R-rated, nasty Amblin movie. It's STRANGER THINGS without the nostalgia overload, but funnier and with the horror dialed up to 11.

Everytime a Pennywise scene finished, the whole theater exhaled.

Give me a sequel. NOW.
post #2 of 818

You know what I want Shape...  You know what you need to give me...

 

I want the sweet Georgie deets.

 

Talk slow....

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The scene made me look at my friend, who's as big a horror nerd as I am, and we both spouted out "Holy fuck!" at the exact same moment.

It's violent. Georgie has time to scream as the stump that used to be his right arm bleeds before Pennywise finally takes him.
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Not at all surprised that Freeman has a thing for the stumps.
post #6 of 818
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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

Fantastic. A really, really great horror film.

It's an R-rated, nasty Amblin movie. It's STRANGER THINGS without the nostalgia overload, but funnier and with the horror dialed up to 11.

Everytime a Pennywise scene finished, the whole theater exhaled.

Give me a sequel. NOW.

 

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So its just the kids in this entry? No adults Losers?

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It was always the plan to do the kids for the first film and any follow-up to be with them as adults. Although I am sure some stuff has already been filmed for the sequel.

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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

Fantastic. A really, really great horror film.

It's an R-rated, nasty Amblin movie. It's STRANGER THINGS without the nostalgia overload, but funnier and with the horror dialed up to 11.

Everytime a Pennywise scene finished, the whole theater exhaled.

Give me a sequel. NOW.

 

 

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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

The scene made me look at my friend, who's as big a horror nerd as I am, and we both spouted out "Holy fuck!" at the exact same moment.

It's violent. Georgie has time to scream as the stump that used to be his right arm bleeds before Pennywise finally takes him.

 

 

post #10 of 818
Standout Pennywise moments?
post #11 of 818
Thread Starter 
All of them?

The drain scene is fantastic. He's also great in the garage scene with the slides, when he's tormenting Eddie in the house on Neibolt street, and the whole finale in the sewers.
post #12 of 818

How would you rank the performance against Curry's? As good, better, complementary/not really comparable?

post #13 of 818

About time a great King adaptation showed up at the theaters again.  Haven't had one since The Mist.

 

Glad to hear this one actually pays attention to the material and delivers on it.

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Originally Posted by Draco Senior View Post

How would you rank the performance against Curry's? As good, better, complementary/not really comparable?

I haven't seen the miniseries in decades, but Curry never made a huge impression on me. I thought Skarsgard was great - he's always off, like Pennywise can't quite mimic people perfectly. The closest thing that comes to mind is Freddy Krueger's first scene chasing Tina in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
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I haven't seen the miniseries in decades, but Curry never made a huge impression on me. I thought Skarsgard was great - he's always off, like Pennywise can't quite mimic people perfectly. The closest thing that comes to mind is Freddy Krueger's first scene chasing Tina in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

I love this quote.  I went into detail about that prologue clip where Pennywise kind of gets turned off by Georgie's laughter, like the monster inside of him can't keep up the facade of a happy clown.  I'm glad that's the characterization for the whole movie. 

post #16 of 818
Thread Starter 

So I'm watching the miniseries.

 

Your mileage may vary, but Skarsgard demolishes Curry.

 

Also this is kind of terrible.

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Yeah, the miniseries has not aged well. Especially now in the era that network/cable TV can portray horror far more graphically than it did in 1990.

post #18 of 818
Not aged well. I still don't know how so many people loved it the first time around.
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It has a good concept. Of course, a lot of people were kids when they saw it the first time around.

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Good point. I think I was a senior in high school when it came out. I'm sure it was to younger kids what the Tobe Hooper Salem's Lot miniseries was to me as a kid.
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I was about ten. I can distinctly remember seeing the commercials for the mini series, and being scared of Pennywise, who had Jaws like teeth. 

 

Dark Shape, does the movie hint at the sequel?

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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post

The scene made me look at my friend, who's as big a horror nerd as I am, and we both spouted out "Holy fuck!" at the exact same moment.

It's violent. Georgie has time to scream as the stump that used to be his right arm bleeds before Pennywise finally takes him.

Oh my god......I have to see this.

post #23 of 818
Happy to hear this movie might be good. I'm still a fan of the original mini. It was 1990. It pushed some boundaries back then. Curry did the best he could. Bill's version seems to have more character and vulnerability, which is nice and also more interesting, but Curry really toyed with that monsterous personality so well. His presence is felt throughout. I know it's hard to remember, but as a kid watching it 5 years after it had first premiered on television, I thought Pennywise would show up anywhere at anytime. That clown was fucking mean.
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Originally Posted by t3cii View Post
 

I was about ten. I can distinctly remember seeing the commercials for the mini series, and being scared of Pennywise, who had Jaws like teeth. 

 

Dark Shape, does the movie hint at the sequel?


Mm-hmm.  It doesn't feel like half a movie or anything, but the kids know Pennywise springs up every 27 years, he seems very wounded but not dead at the end, and they all make the promise to come back to Derry if he returns.

 

Also, the final title card as the film fades to black says IT: CHAPTER ONE.

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I hope they don't call the sequel It: Chapter Two

There has to be something more clever.

Derry
It's Back
Kill It
The Losers
Finish It
End It
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It: Get Off My Lawn
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IIt.
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IT 2 : 2 LegIT 2 QuIT
post #29 of 818
Thread Starter 

You all deserve Georgie's fate.

post #30 of 818
Headline for a negative review:

I can't believe It's not better.
post #31 of 818
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You all deserve Georgie's fate.

C'mon, joke with us. We all float down here.
post #32 of 818
"Its."

This time it's war.
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IT Returns
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Its or GTFO.
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Let IT Fuck
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PENNYWISE

   It Part 2

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ShIT or Get Off the Pot.
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"This summer, if you're not Pennywise, you're POUND FOOLISH!"

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It Again, Begin Again
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IT 2: The IT Crowd

 

(Adult Bill Mike and Bev)

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IT Too
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We're too old for this IT.

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IT: The Interesting Terrestrial

(Coming soon to a Redbox near you)
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IT: It
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IIT.

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All kidding aside, how about IT: Reunion?

post #47 of 818
I seriously see nothing wrong with IT: Chapter 2
post #48 of 818
The book has like two dozen chapters. Will we get a movie for each one?
post #49 of 818
Eventually the kid actors will be able to just play their adult selves. Y'know, if they stay out of the streets and off the crack. It's a crapshoot with child actors.
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Eventually the kid actors will be able to just play their adult selves. Y'know, if they stay out of the streets and off the crack. It's a crapshoot with child actors.

Well the kid actors from the tv movie still could.

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