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post #801 of 832

Just in time for me to force my family to watch it at Christmas! Terrific.

post #802 of 832
Watching it. May have one of the most obnoxious scores ever. So many moments that could have had a lot of tension ruined because of how loud and over the top the music is.
post #803 of 832
Ugh! I thought the score was so good. Such a great throwback to the classic horror scores of the 80s.
post #804 of 832
I must have miss those movies. Of course, I like the more minimalist approach like John Carpenter's THE THING, where there's practically no music during the grusome stuff, especially sudden bursts of BWWWAAAAAAAAMMMMM.

This just reminds me of how David Arnold goes needlessly over the top in his Bond scores.
post #805 of 832

I think the parts of the IT score that focus on the mystery and the kids' dynamics are some of the best scoring of the year.  The music for the Pennywise encounters, however, is depressingly generic.

post #806 of 832

I hated most of the jump scares in this... the music all but demands you to be scared. 

post #807 of 832
Jump scares. Nothing I dislike more.
post #808 of 832
Fair but then you missed 70% of the rest of the great score.
post #809 of 832
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

Watching it. May have one of the most obnoxious scores ever. So many moments that could have had a lot of tension ruined because of how loud and over the top the music is.

 

Were you posting in the theater?

post #810 of 832

I was not impressed by this.  I have only vague memories of the TV series, and have never read the book, so I went in fairly blank.  The opening scene with the sewer was great, but the film never delivers on that promise, and I checked out about halfway through.  It's also very long for a horror movie that isn't made by Stanley Kubrick, especially one that supposedly only tackles half the book.  I think most of it comes down to the fact that the film relies on showing freaky imagery to induce fear, but we've seen that in so many other movie that it becomes a passive experience.  The film is competently made, looks great, and the acting is good.  But there is something missing.  It really feels like a collection of scenes that never adds up to anything interesting.  Pennywise is kind of interesting, but besides acting like a shape shifting bafoon, he's not that memorable for me.  The kids are a collection of the usual adolescent stereotypes.

 

I dunno... there's just something about this that never clicks.  I've seen better King adaptations to be honest.

post #811 of 832

I also hated Mama.  Muschietti seems to come from the same school of "throw freaky shit at the screen and see what sticks (and make sure it's loud!)" horror as most other current directors of the genre.  Mainstream horror is so fucking disappointing now because they all seem to be lacking any sense of atmospheric dread.  This is hard to describe without turning it into a film lecture, but the key to why movies like The Exorcist, The Thing and Poltergeist work so well are the characters.  The kids in 'It' are good actors, but they are not developed characters beyond whatever perfunctory business the plot needs them to do.  They don't really feel like people to me, but rather a collection of personality cliches competently portrayed by the actors.  The people in those older good horror movies feel like real people to me inhabiting real spaces, not just actors doing a good job of acting.  

post #812 of 832
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

 

The opening scene with the sewer was great, but the film never delivers on that promise,

 

 

I think it's the only scene in the movie that has a sense of atmosphere. The mini series gets dumped on (not without reason), but I think it had better atmosphere. Maybe because it filmed in Vancouver, which can be fairly gloomy, but the movie was filmed in Port Hope, which was sunny, and fairly pleasant looking, which seemed at odds with the dead end town Derry was made out to be.

post #813 of 832
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Originally Posted by t3cii View Post
 

 

I think it's the only scene in the movie that has a sense of atmosphere. The mini series gets dumped on (not without reason), but I think it had better atmosphere. Maybe because it filmed in Vancouver, which can be fairly gloomy, but the movie was filmed in Port Hope, which was sunny, and fairly pleasant looking, which seemed at odds with the dead end town Derry was made out to be.

 

Derry had way more of a personality in the miniseries. In this film, it's just ordinary looking. 

post #814 of 832
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

I also hated Mama.  Muschietti seems to come from the same school of "throw freaky shit at the screen and see what sticks (and make sure it's loud!)" horror as most other current directors of the genre.  Mainstream horror is so fucking disappointing now because they all seem to be lacking any sense of atmospheric dread.  This is hard to describe without turning it into a film lecture, but the key to why movies like The Exorcist, The Thing and Poltergeist work so well are the characters.  The kids in 'It' are good actors, but they are not developed characters beyond whatever perfunctory business the plot needs them to do.  They don't really feel like people to me, but rather a collection of personality cliches competently portrayed by the actors.  The people in those older good horror movies feel like real people to me inhabiting real spaces, not just actors doing a good job of acting.  

The stuff with the kids is when this movie shines, it's when it's trying to be a horror movie that it's at its weakest.
post #815 of 832

I didn't even care about the stuff with the kids.  It all just became one blur of mediocre and I checked out.

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post #817 of 832

Of course she does. 

 

I still think Adams is a better choice.

post #818 of 832
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

I didn't even care about the stuff with the kids.  It all just became one blur of mediocre and I checked out.

I thought it worked, specifically the stuff between Beverly, Bill, and Ben; which is the focus of the kids stuff. It could have been better, and I don't really get Richie as the "funny one" unless he's meant to grow up to be an unfunny comedian, but the stuff with them I thought worked well. I will saw that as far a more recent movies doing very similar things it falls short of things like Moonrise Kingdom and last years King Jack.
post #819 of 832

The release date has been pushed back. Its now 1/09/18.

post #820 of 832
Plenty of time for me to finish the book!
post #821 of 832

 I'm rereading It myself. I'm on page 702 I believe.

post #822 of 832
I kinda liked this flick.

post #823 of 832
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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

 I'm rereading It myself. I'm on page 702 I believe.

I'm farther than you!
post #824 of 832

 I just started The Ritual of Chud section of the book. The ritual starts when Bill speaks the magic words: Marble Cinnamon Universe.  

post #825 of 832
I'm at the graphic sex scene with Bill and Bev. This is like a 1,000-page letter to Penthouse.
post #826 of 832

 You are a chapter or two ahead of me.

post #827 of 832
You must not pass me!
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Just discovered something creepy in this clip. Look closely at the mural at the end of the clip:
 

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Originally Posted by t3cii View Post
 

Just discovered something creepy in this clip. Look closely at the mural at the end of the clip:
 


...LOVE shit like that!

post #830 of 832
I'm watching on a phone but I can't quite make it out. What's with the mural?
post #831 of 832

Bottom right of the mural at 4:24. 

post #832 of 832
Oh wow, I guess I wasn't waiting until the very end!
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