Just Saw New It < Spoilers>

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Tim Fezziwig, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Character development??? The book was like 1.6 million pages. How are you going to develop these characters in a movie? They would need to do a "Game of Thrones" type of series to really scratch the surface. Tim, I thought it was pretty damn god, Sorry you didn't like it. At least it was free.
     
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    PLEASE HBO.... do The Stand in a series.
     
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  3. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    R, without character development why bother? They could have done a 3 hour with an intermission. Compared to the mini-series this cast was "faceless." Ritchie was a major fail. He was not funny, just a whining bore. I did like the opening scene with Georgie and Penny. Tim Curry was more creepy hands down.
     
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    Only early M. Knight. Later stuff went downhill quick.
     
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    R, most artistes have 3 or 4 HITS-the rest is fodder.
     
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    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    ( there's " artistic license " for you . . . blech ! )
     
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  7. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    a, I'm picking up Cds next Sat, you get yours REAL soon. Best album since................In Utero? Who's Next? We are not local chumps we are nation- wide. Original ART here, no remakes-----I have THE JUICE!
     
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  8. OldBenKenobi

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    I haven't seen it but it's pretty much impossible to update the setting from the 50s to the 80s and not completely lose the innocence of the children.

    Agreed. See: my avatar.
     
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    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    O, Nos remake is very close to beating original. hail Werner+Klaus. Pre/post 'Nam. After 1970......CRAPOLLA.....the dream was over.
     
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    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    I've given up on the idea of being entertained by movies . everything is a roll of the dice anymore

    too much escape , and not enough reality __ can be a very bad thing ( imo ) . escape the escapism . create your own world . those who wait to be fed , eventually go hungry . and accept any little morsel of flickering light on the screen , lest their minds starve
     
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    An example of a great original that was covered up by a mediocre remake is Cape Fear.

    The original with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum? A war between good versus evil over the sanctity of his family, where a citizen as honest and upright as you can imagine is pulled into the dirt by the devil on Earth, executed with heavy layers of Hitchcockian suspense build around the threat of a 12-year-old girl being brutally raped and framed between two giants of talent who epitomize their roles.

    The remake? Nick Nolte is a cheating douche in a miserable marriage with a brat daughter who is being targeted by a ridiculous superman in a battle of scumbag versus nightmare. Not compelling, not logical, not scary, worthless. But it's the one everyone remembers for some stupid reason.
     
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    Stephen King can blow me. Ain't gettin a buck outta this guy.
     
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    I've heard 2 views on this It thing.

    Older people: It sucks. It's a redo.
    Younger people: They liked it, cause they didn't know any better.
     
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    This is my daughters favorite clown movie.

     
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  15. Tim Fezziwig

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    B, I like mini-series. People HATE this. I was VERY hard on new IT because I love the book. Ritchie was THE MAN!
     
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    You've been smoke'n that sh*t again out back..haven't ya..
     
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    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    F, no Grandmas do now. i drink coffee and meditate.
     
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    I just saw it, liked it well enough. But the first movie I liked better. It was sort of jarring happening in the late 80s as opposed to the 50s. Mike was too much of an afterthought.
     
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  20. Boleskinehouse

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    I liked IT. I thought it was way better than the 1990 TV mini-series.. I was 14 at the time and glued to massive, 500lb. piece of furniture.. :laugh2: I had read the novel around the time IT came out.. Probably way too young to be reading shit like that.

    However.. I didn't think IT lived up to insane amount of hype. IT is just a fun, well done King movie for the times. I can't wait until part 2. :applause:
     
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