WREN @ September 14, 2017 11:58 AM
Originally posted by: WREN
Seeing this in 90 minutes. Very excite.
This ended up being really good but like most Aronofsky films, I had to sit an think about whether or not I actually liked it for a few hours. I got the big metaphor a little bit after the film finished because I was really hung up on the last (or one of the last) lines that Javier Bardem says. Jennifer Lawrence gave enough away in her interview with Kimmel that it confirmed my theory. It's got some insanely wild visuals during the later high points of the film and it's equally frustrating throughout. Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic in it. Definitely recommended if you like challenging movies or are just a fan of Aronofsky (sans Noah because that film is trash).
Lifetime74 @ September 16, 2017 11:00 PM
Originally posted by: WREN
I really thought it was going to be horrible and was against it being made from the beginning. I hate the idea of remakes and trying to recreate Tim Curry's version of Pennywise was going to be no easy task. However, I have to eat crow on this. It was really good. Few changes from the book but with the best interest of modern audience and non-book readers in mind. Thankfully they left out the kid gangbang scene because that would have been awkward and not necessary for the film. It's barely necessary in the book. Great pacing and tension. Some CGI I didn't like but nothing too jarring. Skaarsgard is solid as Pennywise. Played the character different than Curry, which was a smart move.
Saw this tonight. Thought it was good.
Solomon Grundy @ October 1, 2017 7:28 PM
^I thought it was ok but not great. Having that motorcycle there so Kirk could do kewl stunt riding was completely retarded, as is these reboot movies constantly inserting 1990's music, as is running with pretty much the same plot formula in every one so far, of the wronged-and-revengeful-guy-comin'-to-get-ya, but I do like the dialogue writing and character development for the soap opera between the original, principal characters. If it was a tv show episode, it would have been great, and that may be the problem, format, as none of the movies ever lived up to the tv show[s] they came from. As a global media phenomenon, the Star Trek universe competes with the light-on-the-sci-sci/fi, lowerbrow Star Wars universe and gets dumbed down a bit in the process. They need to come up with a really good sci/fi idea/premise before they even write the script for the next one or I can't see a real future for the franchise beyond stunts and smirks.
Solomon Grundy @ October 1, 2017 7:35 PM
Originally posted by: Lifetime74
Well this Stunk.
No one ever talks about how even the 'original' was not that great a film either, and even The Seven Samurai is not the greatest samurai film by a long shot. Could be that it's just not that good a story. A plot device of abbreviated character development for seven principals might just be a bad plot device. Then there's how it never seems realistic when they come together in any of the versions. May be time to hang this one up.
And sad to see yet another wasted use of Vincent D'Onofrio. He's another wasted talent who should have gotten much better roles during the span of his career.
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