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IT 2

Postby so sorry on Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 pm



Sufficiently creepy.
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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:00 am

165 minute running time?

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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:45 am

IT: CHAPTER TWO? More like SHIT: CRAPPER POO.
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Re: IT 2

Postby Ribbons on Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Is that your review?
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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Ribbons wrote:Is that your review?


More or less. It wasn't DREAMCATCHER bad, but it was definitely a misguided mess.

The one thing that saves(?) it is that most of the stuff that is supposed to be funny (which is a lot of it) actually is funny. Unfortunately, most of the stuff that's supposed to be taken seriously(?) is not good.

Bill Hader and James Ransone carry the film. The whole cast is good, but the script doesn't seem to know what to do with the other characters. I felt kind of bad for Jessica Chastain because she's a really good actor and she has fuck-all to do here.

A significant portion of the film is devoted to trying to come up with reasons to keep the characters from leaving. So you have Bill, who is the one who made everyone promise to come back, continually having to be motivated to stay and fight.

It was nice that Mike got an expanded role after being shortchanged in the first film, but then they basically shit the bed with his character and turn him into an incompetent dumbass.

Some brighter spots were the scenes with the kid Losers. Despite the not entirely successful attempt to de-age some of them, it was nice seeing those actors again and they still play well off each other. Their scenes are mostly filler and an excuse to put Bill Skarsgård in more scenes (he also has little to work with here).

The ending is an absolute clusterfuck. It's like they went halfway with the weirdness from the book and then chickened out and we're left with something every bit as ridiculous as Night Court and Jon-Boy pushing over a big crab puppet, except more expensive and (arguably) more embarrassing. They would have been better off doing the confrontation from the novel with the metaphysical mental battle shit rather than (spoiler) a giant crab beast with Pennywise's head that eventually gets...taunted to death? (spoiler?)

So I really don't know how to rate this thing. The opening scene was really well done and gets the closest to one of the major themes of the book which is that the town itself is a bad place, poisoned and (in the novel) must ultimately be destroyed along with It. The film does not explore this aspect of the story at all, so the killing of Adrian Mellon seems weirdly detached from everything else. The killing of Georgie in the first film set all the events in motion, provided Bill's motivation, and explored his character in an interesting way. You don't get anything like that here.

The town is so underutilized in this film that there are, in fact, no people actually living there. Everyone is apparently hanging out at the carnival festival thing because any time the Losers are out walking the streets or where ever the town is just fucking empty. Even the inn that they're staying at has no other guests and apparently no employees. The only time a citizen of Derry appears is when one of the main cast is in a scene by themselves and needs somebody to talk and interact with.

This thing is a goddamn mess. Three hours long (though, honesty, it didn't feel that long) and with barely a shred of story or plot to hold the fucker together. Again, the film's saving grace (if it has one) is that it actually is a pretty good comedy. The scene in the bathroom with Eddie and Henry Bowers was honestly fucking funny. Richie's nonsense like doing a Pennywise impression to scare his friends and then joking about how he "used to dance and stuff" was funny.

And the scene with the (spoilers) Pomeranian was like some Shane Black level "Bet you didn't think THAT was gonna pay off" shit.

Unfortunately, I wasn't going into this thing hoping for a comedy. I wasn't even going in expecting a great horror film, because the first one wasn't even that. I was hoping for a good character-focused film with the acting and the feelings and the zip zop boopity bop. There was a little bit of that, but there was a lot of nonsense too. And too much bed-shitting for this thing to be anything more than an interesting freakshow of a tonal goat fuck.

Loved that Henry Bowers was still rocking a mullet and sleeveless shirt, though. That was on par with Powers Booth having a framed picture of the Yellow Bastard in SIN CITY 2.
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Re: IT 2

Postby so sorry on Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:12 am

I liked your first review better.
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Re: IT 2

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:40 pm

so.... better than The Dark Tower, then.
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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:14 pm

so sorry wrote:I liked your first review better.


It was definitely better written.
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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 pm

TheBaxter wrote:so.... better than The Dark Tower, then.


It takes a lot of work to make a movie that shitty.
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Re: IT 2

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:so.... better than The Dark Tower, then.


IT 2 takes a lot of work to make a movie that shitty.


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Re: IT 2

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:08 am

TheBaxter wrote:
caruso_stalker217 wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:so.... better than The Dark Tower, then.


IT 2 takes a lot of work to make a movie that shitty.


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