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PostPosted: Fri September 08, 2017 4:43 pm 
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IT was fucking great. A big, stylish, idiosyncratic, goofy, wonderful funhouse of a movie. And Bill Skarsgard - holy shit!

Awesome, I'm looking forward to it. Was it scary?


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
IT was fucking great. A big, stylish, idiosyncratic, goofy, wonderful funhouse of a movie. And Bill Skarsgard - holy shit!

Awesome, I'm looking forward to it. Was it scary?

I didn't think so; didn't push my personal scare buttons. I just had fun with it. I'm sure others will find it scary, though.

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I've heard it described as The Goonies meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.


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I've heard it described as The Goonies meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Accurate. But much better than Elm Street. About on par with Goonies for quality IMO. I'm so happy there's an R-rated movie starring kids that's doing well at the box office. And one with personality, no less!

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
I've heard it described as The Goonies meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Accurate. But much better than Elm Street. About on par with Goonies for quality IMO. I'm so happy there's an R-rated movie starring kids that's doing well at the box office. And one with personality, no less!

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I was already pretty excited for this. Now I'm over the moon!


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I thought Tim Curry's Pennywise was much more frightening than this one. Curry's looked like he'd be an actual clown; nobody's hiring this one for any birthday parties.

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not sure if it's common knowledge that this is only a part 1, but I hope they're not Hobbit'ing this


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As much as I love Tim Curry, I think Skarsgard's interpretation of the role absolutely obliterated his.

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
As much as I love Tim Curry, I think Skarsgard's interpretation of the role absolutely obliterated his.

Why?

I haven't seen it yet but im curious


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
As much as I love Tim Curry, I think Skarsgard's interpretation of the role absolutely obliterated his.

Why?

I haven't seen it yet but im curious

Curry looks quaint and bland by comparison. Skarsgard injects so much life, menace, and weirdness into the character. He is vivid, tangible, playful but never light, and he looms large. He is an unforgettable presence. Curry was inspired casting, and he played the part well, but the character was not as uniquely realized or imaginatively crafted as he is here. Really, it's a credit to both Skarsgard and the filmmakers.

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
As much as I love Tim Curry, I think Skarsgard's interpretation of the role absolutely obliterated his.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on why.

I just think there's something more unsettling about a realistic-looking clown.

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When Pennywise was dancing on his stage to scare Bev, his unflinching face was meant to terrify, but I would've been freaked out even more if he played it straight like he was a clown putting on an actual performance. I'm influenced by wanting that extra layer of believability to the performance though.


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Strat wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
As much as I love Tim Curry, I think Skarsgard's interpretation of the role absolutely obliterated his.

Why?

I haven't seen it yet but im curious

Curry looks quaint and bland by comparison. Skarsgard injects so much life, menace, and weirdness into the character. He is vivid, tangible, playful but never light, and he looms large. He is an unforgettable presence. Curry was inspired casting, and he played the part well, but the character was not as uniquely realized or imaginatively crafted as he is here. Really, it's a credit to both Skarsgard and the filmmakers.

And the 80's have a reputation of being a little....ridiculous. Maybe.


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It's like The Joker. Jack Nicholson was really good playing him. But then Heath Ledger came along and redefined the role. Now he's all anyone ever thinks of.

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
It's like The Joker. Jack Nicholson was really good playing him. But then Heath Ledger came along and redefined the role. Now he's all anyone ever thinks of.

Please tell me you love Heath Ledgers joker.....


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Strat wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
It's like The Joker. Jack Nicholson was really good playing him. But then Heath Ledger came along and redefined the role. Now he's all anyone ever thinks of.

Please tell me you love Heath Ledgers joker.....

Oh absolutely. I don't love the movie, but that performance is undeniable.

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Strat wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
It's like The Joker. Jack Nicholson was really good playing him. But then Heath Ledger came along and redefined the role. Now he's all anyone ever thinks of.

Please tell me you love Heath Ledgers joker.....

Oh absolutely. I don't love the movie, but that performance is undeniable.

Oh thank the heavens.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
I've heard it described as The Goonies meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Accurate. But much better than Elm Street. About on par with Goonies for quality IMO. I'm so happy there's an R-rated movie starring kids that's doing well at the box office. And one with personality, no less!

that makes me want to see it, now.

But is it on par with the greatness that is Maximum Overdrive?

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
I've heard it described as The Goonies meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Accurate. But much better than Elm Street. About on par with Goonies for quality IMO. I'm so happy there's an R-rated movie starring kids that's doing well at the box office. And one with personality, no less!

that makes me want to see it, now.

But is it on par with the greatness that is Maximum Overdrive?

There's no green goblin in it


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Watched the original IT.

Lol, can't believe that scared me as a child.


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Yeah, it's not good.

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