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Discussion in 'IT (Part One) (2017)' started by Baby Blue, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. johntfs

    johntfs Well-Known Member

    Pennywise wasn't revealed to be a spider-thing is this movie. That said, one of the points of this movie is that the Losers never killed IT, just drove IT away into hiding for a time, even though they hoped IT was actually dead. Probably one key to killing IT will be breaking through to IT's true physical form, which is perhaps that of a spider-demon and perhaps something else.

    For my part I liked the movie even with the stuff that was left out (and quite a bit of stuff was left out, including, thank God, the weird child-orgy scene from the book). I will say that the movie kind of over-simplified things with the kids dealing with IT. In the book the kids developed a bit of understanding of IT's nature to the point that they were able to "weaponize" their beliefs to use against IT. The movie falls back on the "don't be afraid/friendship is magic" kind of thing which makes the kids' triumph here seem a little less earned.

    Still, overall I liked the movie, liked the young actors in the movie, think the best thing for the kids would be to move out of town and sterilize the place with a nuke and am looking forward to seeing the next installment of the movie once it's made in a couple-three years.
  2. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    i very much hope they reveal ITs true nature in the sequel; and that the story gets... cosmological

    also i gotta say, I hate this generation, this 'truncated generation' [thats what I call it/them]
    truncated , squeamish, and politically correct to the point of ill-logic

    the posts above about; the N word, the over simplification, and the sewer scene
    are proof of my belief
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  3. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    here HERE HERE...

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  4. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor All bars serve the Beam.

    It is true, Pennywise does not appear as a spider at the end, but they do give an easter egg to that form. When IT is fighting the kids, it transforms into several other forms, including the Mummy for Ben and IT sprouts two spider limbs when attacking Bill (I think it was Bill). It is similar to the Turtle references earlier, this movie doesn't address the macroverse version of the story, and for me, that is OK, but there are references it as a nod of respect to the fans.

    Don't let that be a deal breaker. This is an EXCEPTIONAL movie, and it captures the heart of the novel better than almost any other adaptation I can remember. You should definitely give it a chance.
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  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Muskie- please do not put that balloon between your books. It will eventually start to rot and break down and will stick to the books. Just a heads up.
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  6. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor All bars serve the Beam.

    I think a shadowbox frame would do nicely, and be a good conversation starter.
  7. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Heh heh heh...I knew you were gonna tell me that, Kingfish!

    Okay, yeah...I'll keep it in a mylar comic sleeve and stuff it in the misc. drawer. Good looking out, man.
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  8. Religiously_Unkind

    Religiously_Unkind Well-Known Member

    Some random thoughts about the movie:

    I wonder if Richie was telling the truth about getting laid? probably not.

    Something that irked me a little about the movie: The whole thing about Bowers burning down Mike's house, where did that come from?

    Something kind of funny: When I saw Mr. Keene in the trailer I said "He looks like a pedophile!" and then when I watched the movie I was stunned to discover I was right.
  9. Baby Blue

    Baby Blue Resident Wise Ass

    No. Definitely not.

    I'm not sure what you mean. Mike talked about his house being burned down by racists but I'm pretty sure he didn't name Bowers for that.

    They definitely made major changes to his character from the book but I think it worked well for the movie and didn't take anything important away from the core story.
  10. Religiously_Unkind

    Religiously_Unkind Well-Known Member

    I could have sworn that towards the end of the movie Henry told Mike he was the one who burned his house down, but maybe i'm mistaken. I'm gonna see if my mom will take me to see this again this weekend, much like the book rewards repeat readings i'm sure the movie rewards repeat viewings.
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  11. Baby Blue

    Baby Blue Resident Wise Ass

    It's very possible I missed it. I guess I'll have to go see it again too.
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  12. Religiously_Unkind

    Religiously_Unkind Well-Known Member

    I feel like there was supposed to be more scenes with Mike's grandpa. I mean, they have this great actor Steven Williams playing him and he only shows up at the beginning; Plus Mike mentioned something about his grandpa saying Derry isn't right.
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  13. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    theres the pharmacist guy who look ALOT like the Principle in 'Ferris Bueler's Day Off' to me.
    dead ringer
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  14. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    Under the dome TV was a fine show ...it was good

    but that doesnt mean 'i would like it', things dont work that way for me.

    no matter HOW GOOD this movie is, if its change too much ,[or just certain ways] i may not be able to enjoy it.
    im gonna pay to see it, I still have my hopes WAY UP
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  15. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    this is likely a byproduct of time issues. considering just how much story there is to develop, we had to settle for a lighter version of that deep thought.

    he said he wished he had been the one to do it.
  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    There are more RAW clips in the recommendation feed.
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  17. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    jaeden is part korean. interesting. and also he seems just as soft spoken in real life as he does in the movie.
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  18. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I saw that clip, too. That kid has some other-worldly stuff happenin' because he seems very Zen for his age.
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  19. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    other things i learned from these videos: the guy who plays henry is australian, and has a thing for bill skarsgard. i can't blame him. :D
  20. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    In a little over 12 hours...I'll float too. =D

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