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Old 08-01-2018, 05:56   #61
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For anyone who has seen the movie. Would I be right that


If so this was a story element that would have been more interesting to me but was just touched on.
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Not necessarily for the reason you state, but to keep him away from any harm generally.


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For anyone who has seen the movie. Would I be right that


If so this was a story element that would have been more interesting to me but was just touched on.
Not really. She has no idea about that danger. It's just her way of asserting total control over her son's life. And this goes on into Stan's adulthood.

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I found it a bit jarring that
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There's an interview with King on the Blu Ray extras where he explains some of the above and a good deleted scene where...

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Enjoyed this. With regard to the points made above I saw this as a film about childhood and how, from a child's perspective, adults cannot be trusted and relied upon and, in some cases, the adults are in fact abusers.
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I think this film will last repeat viewings, its not remotely scary or upsetting (apart from the start) and more about the kids relationship which is great.
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I think this film will last repeat viewings, its not remotely scary or upsetting (apart from the start) and more about the kids relationship which is great.
Tell that to my wife (who hates clowns and didn't know what film we were going to see until we were walking into the cinema).

She jumped multiple times during the film. She had seen the TV mini-series too.

She has forgiven me now, but I think all goodwill will go out the window when part 2 is released.
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Enjoyed this. With regard to the points made above I saw this as a film about childhood and how, from a child's perspective, adults cannot be trusted and relied upon and, in some cases, the adults are in fact abusers.
only just noticed this and wondered if it's linked to the adults seeming to be oblivious? in the interview on the extras the control IT has over the whole town is mentioned.


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I haven't read the book in years so forgive me if I seem completely ignorant here, but isn't it just a case of IT only taking a relatively small "batch" of kids over a one year period every 30yrs - often using natural or unnatural disasters to mask his activity?

I mean, I know Derry's meant to be a small, sleepy town but we're talking america here so even a small town is gonna have the kind of population where 20 kids going missing isn't really gonna stick out as some weird supernatural phenomenon to adults. I'm sure many of us here live in UK towns and can do a quick internet search to find more than 20 people have gone missing at any one time from our own towns, but we don't really read or hear about it. I guess the only thing strange about IT's scenario is that it's always children who go missing.

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I think it’s just the same supernatural type thing that makes the kids completely forget everything about that summer when they leave Derry at the end of it, which isn’t shown in the film, because unlike the book, you’re only seeing things from the perspective of the kids.

It’s only when they receive the calls that it’s happening again and they need to go back, as they promised, that slowly the memories of what went on start to come back.


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I haven't read the book in years so forgive me if I seem completely ignorant here, but isn't it just a case of IT only taking a relatively small "batch" of kids over a one year period every 30yrs - often using natural or unnatural disasters to mask his activity
Again in the extras..



hoping they will go more into this in part 2, meanwhile it's a good excuse to read the book again.
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