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Old 04-03-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I might be the minority but I didn't find this trailer particularly frightening. It seemed rather forced in trying to scare/creep out the audience.
Yeah. Like in the new way they try to use the same fast-moving sudden jerk stuff to 'scare' you.

I'll watch it bc my 5 year old wants to. *shrug*

Wait. Is that terrible emo Stranger Things kid gonna be in it? Forget it.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It's basically the 1st half part of the 1990's tv mini series, and they are planning a second movie to show the ending.

Don't forget the original book is over 700 pages! Can't do much in 2 hours.
I believe the first movie follows the kids and the second follows their adult story.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm not going to see this one because the first one scared the beejesus out of me and my kids wanted to watch it too and I said no to them watching it and instead I watched it and boy am I glad I said no to the kids because it was so scary that Pennywise character played by tim curry scared me so bad , NO and no . Whoever said they were going to take their 5 yr old to see it ? NO rethink that please there is no way I would let a 5 yr old look at something like this .
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Mckinney
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The book is in my top 5 of all time. Think it will be a tough road to get it to the book level. The first one sucked compared to book. I will still see it though.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Maine
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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It (2017), aka Part 1 – The Losers' Club.

Part 2 is already confirmed, and will focus on the adult half of the novel.

IMDB shows a Sep 8 U.S. release date.

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Old 08-02-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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another clip
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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It just looks miscast. The young adults just look like they took the first ones to audition and I particularly disliked the kid playing Richie, who seemed to be aping Corey Feldman. Connect the dots, that's bad on several levels.
Then the Pennywise portrayal.... just bad. Make that awful. A buck toothed short and dumpy Pennywise... no. Yeah, he looks creepy, but creepy isn't always scary. He reminds me of some geek you'd see at a mall arcade or comic book store. Annoying, but not taken seriously.
A lot of times creators can have too much creative input in movies when their best days are well behind them. Gene Roddenbery, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, I'd add Stephen King to that list. I hope he didn't have much to do with this project, but I suspect he did.
Just thinking about the TV miniseries, that looked way better on just about every level.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Maine
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A lot of times creators can have too much creative input in movies when their best days are well behind them. Gene Roddenbery, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, I'd add Stephen King to that list. I hope he didn't have much to do with this project, but I suspect he did.
King has very little involvement with the film and TV adaptations of his work. He sometimes shows up onset to shake hands and stuff, but has little actual creative involvement. The only ones he was heavily involved in were the made-for-TV movies Storm of the Century (excellent!) and The Shining (good).

I never really liked the TV version of IT. More campy than scary.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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book movies are different for me - i have to read the book first. it's a thing. already read ready player one. there hasn't been a stephen king book film that i haven't read before hand - of course they were read years before they even thought of bringing it (not this it) to the silver screen, or vhs tape. i've read it (this it) and since it was so long ago (decades, published in 1987), i am going to reread it.
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