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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby SpaceG92 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:43 pm

Posted above, but it's now on YT. Apparently a longer version was shown in theaters - this one is cut short.



I am SUPER hyped for this. I've been looking forward to this adaptation for a while now, and while I was skeptical of the re-adaptation at first - I re-watched the miniseries - and it kinda lost all of it's charm. Tim isn't scary, he's a riot. Honestly, one of the few times his over the top sarcasm nails it home - Nostalgia Critic's review of the mini-series sums up how I feel now. You're not watching a spooky clown killing people your watching Tim in a clown suit doing stand up.

I dig the ye olde outfit they gave him and the actor I believe really nailed the voice.

I'm going to try and see this first showing with my family but we'll see.
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby Godzilla165 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:45 am

^Yeah, THIS right here is Pennywise through-and-through. While the mini series will always have it's place in film history for terrifying 90's kids across the globe, it was never a truly accurate representation and adaption of the novel like this will be. Pennywise, while childlike in some aspects to lure children in, is supposed to be absolutely terrifying and represent our worst nightmares come to life. It helps that the actor playing him here is incredible. I'm currently rereading the novel to prepare as we speak, and I had kind of forgotten how good this book is.

VERY excited to see this day one.

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:03 am

FIRST VIDEO REVIEW, NO SPOILERS BUT RATES IT TOP 5 HORROR MOVIES. States the Projector scene in the trailer is far more terrifying then what we see plus there's a lot more to it.


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Postby ShinGi » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:20 am

Pretty much all the reactions from people that have seen the movie are positive

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Postby Tohosaurus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:22 am

We should have a King media thread for all books, movies, etc. Do we?
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New Pennywise says ''BEEP BEEP RICHIE!'' lol... From the house on Neibolt street


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Postby Godzilla165 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:41 am

Will be seeing this tomorrow night with the wife, and a few more times over the weekend. I can't even explain how excited I am for this film.

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby ShinGi » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:03 pm

Godzilla165 wrote:Will be seeing this tomorrow night with the wife, and a few more times over the weekend. I can't even explain how excited I am for this film.


When this was announced I expected this to be terrible but now im really excited for IT

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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:24 pm

I'm seeing It (Pun intended) on Saturday. I'll give out my thoughts to you guys what I think of the movie. So far though this looks like it'll be one of those remakes where I think it is better then the original.

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby Godzilla165 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:37 pm

Be careful with the wording there, my friend ;). It (no pun intended), isn't a remake of the mini series, but is instead a straight up adaptation of the novel. THIS will be the film that does the book justice, as iconic as the mini series is.
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Godzilla165 wrote:Be careful with the wording there, my friend ;). It (no pun intended), isn't a remake of the mini series, but is instead a straight up adaptation of the novel. THIS will be the film that does the book justice, as iconic as the mini series is.

Technically the same thing since they're based off the same source materials so... :P
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm

GodzillaFan1990's wrote:
Godzilla165 wrote:Be careful with the wording there, my friend ;). It (no pun intended), isn't a remake of the mini series, but is instead a straight up adaptation of the novel. THIS will be the film that does the book justice, as iconic as the mini series is.

Technically the same thing since they're based off the same source materials so... :P

No it's not, calling it a remake would imply it's a remake of the mini series, which it isn't. It's the first time ever the source material is getting a legit, full blown, Hollywood adaptation, a real movie...
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:43 pm

I just can't care. Glad it's getting good reviews though. Truly good genre films are very few and far between.
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby Showa Gyaos » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:55 am

GodzillaFan1990's wrote:
Godzilla165 wrote:Be careful with the wording there, my friend ;). It (no pun intended), isn't a remake of the mini series, but is instead a straight up adaptation of the novel. THIS will be the film that does the book justice, as iconic as the mini series is.

Technically the same thing since they're based off the same source materials so... :P

Not in this case. The miniseries was a watered down, condensed version of the novel that took too many liberties with the source material to make it fit two 1 1/2 hour parts and make it friendly for network television.

IT promises to be more true to the novel's meaning, unlike the miniseries.
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby TitanoGoji16 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:24 am

I just got back from seeing this and it is absolutely amazing and terrifying. Pennywise and the kids are all great and all the scares are solid. Easily one of the best horror remakes/reboots/redos ever, up there with The Fly, The Thing, The Blob, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:33 am

Showa Gyaos wrote:Not in this case. The miniseries was a watered down, condensed version of the novel that took too many liberties with the source material to make it fit two 1 1/2 hour parts and make it friendly for network television.

IT promises to be more true to the novel's meaning, unlike the miniseries.

Good point. I can't argue with that.

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:26 pm

Godzilla165 wrote:straight up adaptation of the novel.


Let's hope not. Or, at least with the exception of that scene. You know the one. I have some concerns about King's interests after reading that book. It's a good book but... damn.

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby ShinGi » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:52 pm

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:
Godzilla165 wrote:straight up adaptation of the novel.


Let's hope not. Or, at least with the exception of that scene. You know the one. I have some concerns about King's interests after reading that book. It's a good book but... damn.


That scene wont be in the movie , thankfully

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Re: Stephen King ''IT'' Remake/Re-adaptation

Postby Godzilla165 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Alright, so my wife and I managed to catch a viewing of It this evening, and all I really have to say is... Wow. Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise makes Tim Curry's rendition look like Ronald McDonald in comparison. Allow me to also say that this film isn't focused solely on Pennywise, and isn't just a straight up horror film. It is more of a coming-of-age story that shows the Losers' Club dealing with junior high drama, bullies, and just the stress of what it's like being a kid in a town that has been, "cursed". Don't expect there to be a scare in every single scene here; there are a lot of moments, just like the novel, where the story focuses on the people, and more specifically the kids, and there relationship with one another. You would think that such would drag the movie along, but it doesn't. The kids' performances are very, very good, and they hold your attention even when they're just messing around. There was never a moment where I felt as though I was waiting for It to show up, because I was invested in what the people were doing. There is actual character motivation, and arcs, and drama that truly felt heavy and impactful; this is a smart film, that's for sure. Going off the point that there is never a dull moment in the story, this movie does an excellent job at keeping you feeling tense at all times, because you can just feel It's presence, even when It is not around. And when the Hedorah hits the fan, it REALLY bloody hits the fan. There are moments of such intensity, that it quite literally had my wife and I shaking afterward; our adrenaline was something fierce through our veins. One lad even got up after one said moment was over, shouted "NOPE!", and high tailed it out of the theater. I guess he couldn't handle it :lol:?

Let's talk a little bit about Pennywise in this movie. All I can really say without spoiling anything is that he is properly terrifying, and I mean that. Pennywise made every single person in our viewing feel unsettled, both visibly and audibly, and outright scared the living daylights out of quite a few at other times. He acts in a way that I could see how small kids would be drawn to him; he's horrifyingly cunning and adaptable. The effects on It are to be applauded, also. Pennywise's eyes are, to me, one of his best aspects. They seemingly glow very subtly, while of course changing color as well, and are also a tad offset. This really gives him an unearthly, mysterious, and almost animalistic feel about him. I think the most terrifying thing about It, is that it's not obvious nor your typical loud, screaming movie monster. It stalks, laying in wait for the perfect moment to strike, and then does when you least suspect it. Now granted, there are a couple jump scares in the movie; such is just the standard for modern day horror movies, and even quite a few old ones as well. However, the legitimately scary, disturbing, and most especially unsettling moments definitely outweigh the former by 5/1. There were times when I was clenching my wife's thigh, and she was physically leaning backwards in her seat to try and put as much distance between her and the screen as possible. Bill did Pennywise justice in ways that Tim Curry could never dream of; it felt as though he was the exact same character that the novel portrayed, and that is awesome.

Also, you all know how most films tend to shy away from showing kids getting hurt in any way? This movie doesn't. At all. It is not afraid to show young kids getting harmed in some pretty violent ways. There were times where I literally muttered, "wow, they actually just did that". I'll also just say that Billy did not go nicely; his end was pretty disturbing to watch for me.

All in all, It lived up to my expectations and then some. It was smart, filled with great characters, bloody terrifying, and properly intense. I can say without hesitation that It is without a doubt, the best horror movie of this year, and the best horror movie that I have seen in quite some time. I won't give It a numerical score nor letter grade, because I fell that both means are incredibly outdated and flawed, so I'll just let the words and more importantly, the film do all the talking.

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