The next remake: Stephen King's IT

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  1. dave13

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    Oh sweet jesus that was terrible. The crowd I saw it with could not stop laughing...and not at the "humour"
     
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    Possibly Dagko na Tawo (2018) at 5 hours and 20 minutes and a budget of about $1.56/minute, though I'm taking IMDB's word that it's a horror film.

     
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    I finally got around around to seeing Chapter 2 today - I enjoyed it. I thought it was good but nothing special - and not as good as the first movie. It felt about a half hour too long to me as well. But Ill pick it up on bluray to go along with the first one of course. I did like some of the back and forth from childhood to adults. And the clown still is creepy as hell.
     
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    I honestly found the best part of IT Chapter 2 being the performances of the main characters, just like the first one, but the chemistry between the children is better. Some of the scare scenes are quite good but because every character has to go on a trip of their own, it somehow gives off a 'checklist effect'.

    In the miniseries, the second part is also the weakest and it makes me wonder if the source material isn't at fault. I have read the novel when I was a teenager so I might be wrong here.

    Also, the ultimate way in which IT is destroyed is completely ridiculous but I can't remember if it's the same as in the book. Ultimately, for me, like the first one, I enjoyed it well enough, but thought it was too long and I won't be adding it to my collection.

    Finally, if they ever attempt to adapt IT again, maybe it would not be a bad idea to change a couple of things. Remember, once David Cronenberg altered the ending of the book for his adaptation of The Dead Zone and it turned out to be better.
     
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    I started watching Chapter 2 again on Netflix. Up to them all going back to Pennywise's house, towards the tail end of the film. I have to say I'm not enjoying it as much this time around (second viewing). I think there's less heart to the characters that I feel is very present in the tv movie. Part of the problem may be the way this was constructed, with the adult story being separate rather than intertwined like the book. I also think they swear too much and in an unnatural way. The restaurant scene is a good example. They are being very load in a public place and pretty much trash the joint but no one in the building reacts to this and they aren't kicked out. Even in the cinema this scene didn't sit well with me.

    The little boy Bill keeps worrying about felt unnecessary and it's all basically for nothing. I get what they were trying to achieve, but I don't think it was done well and didn't work for me. The movie is long already and I feel that stuff could be left out.

    The scene with Eddie and the vomit? Odd. Like a joke no one is part of.

    We get a lot of build up with Henry Bowers for what feel like an anticlimactic end with the character.

    I'm sure there's more points I'd like to cover but I'll finish the movie first. So far I think the first is better, as is the mini series. At least Pennywise is good but it's definitely not enough.
     

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