The kids had great chemistry, and you really believe that they were all great friends. The film tells the story of seven children in , who are terrorized by the , only to face their own personal demons in the process. The story is a mess and there are far too many characters. Watched the pre-release as a critic - August 28th. Great cinematography, atmosphere, lighting, a likable child whom you connect with easily, and an interesting encounter takes place between this kid and a very creepy clown. You can use it as a stool to stand on for when you need to change that lightbulb.
You must be registered to continue streaming! Which should've been an evident sign, when the original attached director Cary Fukunaga jumped ship. The entire casting choices were sensational. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it's perfectly suited for those who like Horror movies but without the obnoxious gore. Why not concentrate on each child individually, causing far more mental torment and making them an easier kill? The novel was previously adapted into. And there were a few scenes that felt completely pointless within context of the story. Pennywise also just randomly manifests himself anywhere at anytime, and disappears randomly. Like most people, I do hold the miniseries with Tim Curry close to my heart, but after seeing this adaptation, I was beyond pleasantly surprised.
Another reason why the timing of this movie's arrival could not be more perfect is because today's visual effects compliment Pennywise's limitless abilities and so director Andy Muschietti and his crew have the creative freedom to not only realize some of the scare points in the book but they managed to also go beyond that. But the point is, I think the screenwriters of this new film did well in condensing the story to just the right amount of time that contains just the right mix of kids camaraderie and the horror fest that is Pennywise. You will laugh, you will scream, you will have nightmares, hands down one of the best horror movies ever made. It was a moment I wasn't expecting and gave me hope for the rest of the film, then. But all in all it's just an average movie. Bill Skarsgard has taken Pennywise and made the role his own.
Not a single parent seemed to care about their missing children. This movie has big issues. I honestly am shocked by all the positive reviews and high rotten tomatoes score. Character motivations are weak, Bill is the only one who makes sense. Where were the parents at? It's a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original's tricks; it isn't filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play.
I swear the first 40 minutes is the longest montage in film history. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor. Overall, it no pun intended was a great thriller film that kept me on the edge of my seat, with strong performances. The film is absolutely brilliant. Did I see a completely different movie? This is best Stephen king adaptation yet.
It reminded me of Stand By Me and The Goonies. If you're 10 years old or younger, maybe. And if you've watched the '90s miniseries, you'd recall how much that version held back plus the low quality practical effects that they had at the time. Their backstories and their process of slowly but surely coming together as some sort of a team is both honest and engaging. And if you have never liked clowns before, you're going to hate clowns even more because Bill Skarsgard's performance as the new Pennywise will haunt your dreams for the next few weeks after you've watched this movie. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise is scary and really creeped me out, but for me there was just something missing about his character and I think he wasn't given enough dialogue. Produced by , KatzSmith Productions, and , and distributed by , it is intended to be the first installment in a planned.
It's no secret and it's not really a spoiler that New Line and the filmmakers of this new version have planned to re-imagine this story into two installments, with the first focusing on the children and then chapter two will be about their grown up selves once again battling Pennywise. What I appreciate about Skarsgard is that he doesn't try too hard to emulate or imitate or channel Tim Curry, Skarsgard does his own take of creepy. If he feeds off fear, why reveal himself to each of the kids within a close time period? It was predictable and monotonous. Kudos to all the young actors featured in this film, they really hold their own and each of their characters' distinct personalities stand out. There are some good laughs, and a few entertaining scenes.
The school bully and his dad, being the oddest. Description : In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. The few on screen parents there were, came off as caricatures. And because Pennywise is pretty much invincible to a certain extent, you'll see him pop up in the most unlikeliest of places meaning when you least expect him, that's when he'll scare you to your core so brace yourselves for surprises around every corner. All actors really held their own, creating a sense of comradery between the characters. This is one incredible horror film, everybody involved should get a congratulatory pat on the back, definitely a huge upgrade from the '90s miniseries.
Out of the child actors, Richie played by Finn Wolfhard was my favourite and his jokes cracked the whole cinema up. . As for the story, I don't know what to say, besides there really isn't one. A minor flaw for me was that the plot was a bit rushed, in terms with the development of Mike played by Chosen Jacobs , but for an adaption from a book, they managed to condense the original material very well. A montage of each child's development and exposure to Pennywise. . .
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