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Old 03-29-17, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Matto1020
The director already confirmed this was a hard R.

And after watching that trailer, September can't get here soon enough! This just looks fantastic! I just hope they don't cancel the already planned second movie.

And maybe if this does well, we can FINALLY get a real adaptation of The Stand going.

So this movie is only half the story?
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Originally Posted by mewmartigan
So this movie is only half the story?
Correct. The book is split into two parts, one in the 1950s (80s in the movie) with the kids vs. Pennywise and one in the 80s (present day in the movie) where the kids who are now adults return to face him again.
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Chills while watching this. I read the book twice back in high school and a lot of the scenes jumped out at me.
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Originally Posted by Matto1020
Correct. The book is split into two parts, one in the 1950s (80s in the movie) with the kids vs. Pennywise and one in the 80s (present day in the movie) where the kids who are now adults return to face him again.
The problem with the mini-series and I suspect will also be a problem with the second half (if they make it) is that the young kid's story is much more interesting and frightening then the adult portion.

In King's book, he alternates between the two different time periods. It isn't a linear narrative where he first tells all the kids stuff and then all the adult stuff. Both the 1958 and 1985 stories are told concurrently.

The mini-series suffered by separating the kid's story and telling all of it upfront, leaving a very disappointing second half. No matter how good this It is, it'll be a hard sell getting me interested in a second film focused on the adults.
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re: Stephen King's IT (2017, D: Andrés Muschietti)

Very creepy trailer. Looking forward to it and glad it will be R rated.

Did not know that it is being planned as a 2-parter. That's cool.


I haven't seen the TV miniseries since I was in High School, but I still remember the 2nd part was a huge let down. Hopefully this movie doesn't disappoint.
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I like this trailer better than the entire mini-series. Everything else is frosting.
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Good trailer.

What happened to Stephen King mini-series? Those used to be a yearly staple on TV. Fond memories of watching a them and talking about them at school.
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I hope it's scary.
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Cool trailer.
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Looks good.
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I've been very skeptical about this project, but that trailer definitely assuaged my fears. The movie looks very entertaining and scary.
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More Tham 7 million views on Youtube since it went live this morning. Fuck.
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That was a hell of a trailer. Having never seen the mini series or read the book, I never realized it was a supernatural story. I always thought Pennywise was basically John Wayne Gacy. I'm stoked for this.
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
That was a hell of a trailer. Having never seen the mini series or read the book, I never realized it was a supernatural story. I always thought Pennywise was basically John Wayne Gacy. I'm stoked for this.
Man, I wish I could go back and experience reading IT for the first time again. Terrified me when I read it in middle school.

I watched the mini-series again somewhat recently, and man does it not hold up. Like others have said, the 1st part with the kids was the best, but the 2nd part is kind of a train wreck (save for Tim Curry). The adult portion of the story has always been weaker, but the acting is just a cheese fest and hard to watch.

I think that goes for the other King mini-series of the 80s, It, Stand, Salems Lot, Shining, none of them hold up today. Just terrible acting and writing. They hit mpst of the plot points, but man they just dont take the material seriously. I guess it wasnt possible to go all in back then.

Would love for someone to revisit these on HBO or Netflix.
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Originally Posted by thematahara
Man, I wish I could go back and experience reading IT for the first time again. Terrified me when I read it in middle school.

I watched the mini-series again somewhat recently, and man does it not hold up. Like others have said, the 1st part with the kids was the best, but the 2nd part is kind of a train wreck (save for Tim Curry). The adult portion of the story has always been weaker, but the acting is just a cheese fest and hard to watch.

I think that goes for the other King mini-series of the 80s, It, Stand, Salems Lot, Shining, none of them hold up today. Just terrible acting and writing. They hit mpst of the plot points, but man they just dont take the material seriously. I guess it wasnt possible to go all in back then.

Would love for someone to revisit these on HBO or Netflix.


Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot and Kubrick's Shining definitely hold up today.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot and Kubrick's Shining definitely hold up today.
Reminds me that I should check out Hooper's film again. Can barely remember it its been so long since I last saw it.

I was referring to the mini-series in regards to Salem and Shining
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I watched Salems Lot again before Christmas and it does hold up very well. It has some great creepy sets and cinematography.
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Salem's Lot is one of the better made-for-tv shows.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
More Tham 7 million views on Youtube since it went live this morning. Fuck.
From what I've gauged off metrics around the trailer, unless the reviews are just absolutely dreadful or some other piece of bad luck befalls the movie, this should have a damn near record breaking opening for a horror flick.
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It is my favorite book. I really want this to be good, but I'm just not feeling it from the preview. Moving the kid portion to the 80's is fine, but I think it needs to capture two things to really live up to the source material. The kids have to be outcasts. They're not just kids going through a terrifying ordeal, they were already dealing with being pariahs for being a stutterer, asthmatic, fat kid, poor girl, redheaded nerd, black kid and Jew. A big part of the characters is how they come together and strengthen each other when the world had tried to weaken them. Two, part of what made It so terrifying was that much of the horror takes place in plain daylight. Things can look normal, with the rest of the world going about its business, but horrific things are happening that everyone but the victims seem oblivious to. The movie may well hit both of those fantastically, but the trailer didn't really inspire much confidence.
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re: Stephen King's IT (2017, D: Andrés Muschietti)

Originally Posted by thematahara
Man, I wish I could go back and experience reading IT for the first time again. Terrified me when I read it in middle school.

I watched the mini-series again somewhat recently, and man does it not hold up. Like others have said, the 1st part with the kids was the best, but the 2nd part is kind of a train wreck (save for Tim Curry). The adult portion of the story has always been weaker, but the acting is just a cheese fest and hard to watch.

I think that goes for the other King mini-series of the 80s, It, Stand, Salems Lot, Shining, none of them hold up today. Just terrible acting and writing. They hit mpst of the plot points, but man they just dont take the material seriously. I guess it wasnt possible to go all in back then.

Would love for someone to revisit these on HBO or Netflix.
Hate to break it to you but with the exception of Salems Lot those were the '90s.
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
It is my favorite book. I really want this to be good, but I'm just not feeling it from the preview. Moving the kid portion to the 80's is fine, but I think it needs to capture two things to really live up to the source material. The kids have to be outcasts. They're not just kids going through a terrifying ordeal, they were already dealing with being pariahs for being a stutterer, asthmatic, fat kid, poor girl, redheaded nerd, black kid and Jew. A big part of the characters is how they come together and strengthen each other when the world had tried to weaken them. Two, part of what made It so terrifying was that much of the horror takes place in plain daylight. Things can look normal, with the rest of the world going about its business, but horrific things are happening that everyone but the victims seem oblivious to. The movie may well hit both of those fantastically, but the trailer didn't really inspire much confidence.
Yea... you're going to get all that from a teaser trailer.
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
It is my favorite book. I really want this to be good, but I'm just not feeling it from the preview. Moving the kid portion to the 80's is fine, but I think it needs to capture two things to really live up to the source material. The kids have to be outcasts. They're not just kids going through a terrifying ordeal, they were already dealing with being pariahs for being a stutterer, asthmatic, fat kid, poor girl, redheaded nerd, black kid and Jew. A big part of the characters is how they come together and strengthen each other when the world had tried to weaken them. Two, part of what made It so terrifying was that much of the horror takes place in plain daylight. Things can look normal, with the rest of the world going about its business, but horrific things are happening that everyone but the victims seem oblivious to. The movie may well hit both of those fantastically, but the trailer didn't really inspire much confidence.
That's not the goal of a teaser. They needed to show that this new version is going to be slick and scary, and that's exactly what it did.
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He's got a point however. I could easily see some exec saying the characters aren't "likable" and they need some foxy girl to play Bev. But I don't think they've gone that way.
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