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Old 06-09-2019, 13:53   #81
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We were talking about the different Pennywise before, I thought Skarsgard in pt 1 was excellent, Curry was great but I didn't think the TV series was particularly scary.

Don't have a problem with the effects in Pt 1, some of it was brilliant, eg. coming out of the fridge not so good in the sequel.

The opening sequence is brilliant, shame the rest couldn't match that.
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Old 11-09-2019, 13:35   #82
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How did they botch this?

There were times near the end when it felt like it was never going to end, it just kept going on and on...

Thought the beginning was particularly strong, and enjoyed parts of it, but the first part was so much better

Agreed about the overuse of cgi, and as for that ending

Shame as I saw it at the Odeon Leicester Square so at least the presentation was nice.
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Hmm, might just wait to watch it at home then. The 1st wasn't particularly scary but I feel like I should watch this because I saw the first.
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***MAY CONTAIN MINOR SPOILERS SO BE AWARE BEFORE READING***

Quick Q re: opening sequence which many seem to love... in an attempt to keep this spoiler free, when in the river and Pennywise first attacks... it's an adult and NOT a kid, which confused the hell out of me, isn't this breaking world rules right off the bat??
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***MAY CONTAIN MINOR SPOILERS SO BE AWARE BEFORE READING***

Quick Q re: opening sequence which many seem to love... in an attempt to keep this spoiler free, when in the river and Pennywise first attacks... it's an adult and NOT a kid, which confused the hell out of me, isn't this breaking world rules right off the bat??
Maybe actually use the spoiler tags?
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It’s not a case if It only attacks kids, It feeds on fear and kids are more susceptible so give off more fear.

I’m guessing the adult at the start was Adrian Mellon? From what I recall form the book he was very naive and trusting, so may have been more open to suggestions?


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How did they botch this?

There were times near the end when it felt like it was never going to end, it just kept going on and on...

Thought the beginning was particularly strong, and enjoyed parts of it, but the first part was so much better

Agreed about the overuse of cgi, and as for that ending

Shame as I saw it at the Odeon Leicester Square so at least the presentation was nice.
First thing I said to my missus when it finally ended was: "That had more endings than LOTR"
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Old 14-09-2019, 08:21   #88
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Based on all the reviews I had heard I was expecting this to be a disaster. But no, it's almost as good as the first film. The insane and wholly unnecessary length is the biggest issue, other than that the script is great and the actors are really good. A lot more scares than the first one.

Also did anyone else notice

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Based on all the reviews I had heard I was expecting this to be a disaster. But no, it's almost as good as the first film.
The first film wasn't very good though...

I can't decide whether to actually go tomorrow to see it or just save myself 3 hours and just watch it at home.
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Its rumoured to be out on US BD/4k UHD on 10th December - so with just 3 months to wait I've decided to hold off and get it to watch over the xmas period.
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The first came out digitally over here on 1st Jan, so mid-December for US is probably about right.

Even though I loved the first and the book is one of my favourites, with all the mixed reviews and word of mouth on this one, I’ll probably wait and watch it at home too.


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