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Old 16-09-2017, 17:00   #41
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Probably right, but it's only an extra Ł4 to see it on a huge screen, and that's worth the extra imo.
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Old 16-09-2017, 18:09   #42
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Depends on his cinema. The cinema I go to for instance has huge screens anyway so the LIEMAX screen isn't a huge increase in size (it's only slightly bigger than the biggest screen if not the same size, but the screen is placed closer to the seats making it appear bigger).
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An interesting article about a possible "disturbing" scene that might be in the director's cut or part 2 (the article may contain spoilers):

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/variety...202561350/amp/

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Old 16-09-2017, 20:58   #44
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It's "that" scene from the book


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Old 16-09-2017, 22:13   #45
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No it isn't, it's just a flashback showing how IT chose the Pennywise clown character to terrorise folk.
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Old 16-09-2017, 22:37   #46
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I know, it was A joke

There's no way that scene would be appearing in anything anytime soon.


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Old 17-09-2017, 18:26   #47
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Just back from this. Loved it.

I watched it in IMax and found the speech hard to follow at several points. I have a feeling that it was the cinema rather than the film. Did anyone else have any problems with hearing the words clearly?
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Just back from this. Loved it.

I watched it in IMax and found the speech hard to follow at several points. I have a feeling that it was the cinema rather than the film. Did anyone else have any problems with hearing the words clearly?
I did and that was just at a normal cinema.

If I hadn't head the audio book before hand, then I might have struggled to understand some of the things they were saying - I remember not quite hearing "losers" or "barrens"... there might have been a few other things I couldn't quite hear or understand as well.

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Just back from this. Loved it.

I watched it in IMax and found the speech hard to follow at several points. I have a feeling that it was the cinema rather than the film. Did anyone else have any problems with hearing the words clearly?
Yep.

Sparky dialogue with lots of people speaking at once, and a low centre channel was not great.

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agree re the IMAX audio but it wasn't too bad.

loved it just as much, quite a lot of little things I didn't notice last time, really is an excellent film
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Just seen the Lego version of the storm drain scene and that was scary enough
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Enjoyed this, i’ve read the book numerous times over the years and thought they did a good job.

Thought Ben was the closest to the book.. really nailed it, but they were all good.

When a book will have whole chapters just for minor characters that younever hear from again the film was always going to seem not as fleshed out. I wonder if people who haven’t read the book also thought this though?

Only downside was very little Mike, they kind of transferred his bits to Ben but a minor quibble. I do understand why they changed the aspect of Bill’s brother not being found, i suppose thats more powerful for an audience than just the grief/revenge aspect.

Wasn't really scary though but that didn't bother me too much.

Should have had more barrens and the fridge scene as well, booo.

The second adult chapter will be a lot harder as wont have the kids, nostalgia banter type aspect of this one. If they’re not careful it could just drift into default horror scare cliches, perhaps they’ll have to stick closer to the story and add a bit more of the mythology.
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...and add a bit more of the mythology.
Christ, I hope not, that's by far the worst part of the book!

Scary monsters are scarier when they're unexplained...
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Missed this at the cinema but picked it up on iTunes this morning. I was really impressed from the off - the score, cinematography, the tone, the way they had Pennywise move and terrorise the kids - absolutely loved it.

I guess the only thing which is really nit-picking is that the (presumably racially motivated) bullying was underplayed and not explicitly spelled out - to be fair I’m not even sure it’s a big thing, but I just thought it was weird.
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I also watched it on iTunes and thought it was good but not great. I read the book a looooong time ago but don’t remember it very well (I seem to recall it wasn’t my favourite of King’s novels) The score and cinematography were great and I also liked the performances from kids. I didn’t think it was particularly scary though.

Agree with other people about the sound mix - I really struggled to hear a lot of the dialogue and found that the volume was cranked up to 11 during the ‘scare’ scenes. This meant I spent most of the film turning the volume up and down. I thought this was just down to my poor hearing and old age so glad others also struggled!

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I gave up on the book I have to admit, just couldn't really get into it.
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Definitely my favourite King and one of my favourite books of all. Read it several times.


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It was mostly my fault, I also got the audiobook and flitted between the two.
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Yeah, my favourite King book too. Read it twice. Most of his work feels padded out too much. I don't really need multiple chapters dedicated to each of the townsfolk and how they're affected by whatever "thing" is the book's subject, just focus on the main protagonists. IT is a big book, but nothing felt like wasted pages.

I did enjoy the film too, just not as scary as I'd have expected.
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IT's my favourite of King's works too, although I've not read anything he's done since the end of the 90s!
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