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Reply #175 on: September 16, 2019, 11:51:20 AM

Yeah they were.  They were basically the condensed movie version of the ST kids.  The entire first movie had much of the same 80s vibes that makes ST so popular.

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Reply #176 on: September 16, 2019, 12:43:09 PM

They were flat out better in IT
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Reply #177 on: September 16, 2019, 01:08:01 PM

My problem with this version of IT is that it comes from the JJ Abrams school of movie making. High production values, competently directly, looks and sounds ok. Their good movies by every technical benchmark but they don't invoke anything. I never come away from a JJ Abrams movie feeling like I saw something special. Which is why Abrams is consistently hired to make remakes, he can "modernize" a franchise and make it accessible to a new audience. But in doing so you often lose what made the original franchise memorable.

This new IT hits all the right technical beats but isn't too interested in being memorable.

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Reply #178 on: September 16, 2019, 01:40:57 PM

My problem with this version of IT is that it comes from the JJ Abrams school of movie making. High production values, competently directly, looks and sounds ok. Their good movies by every technical benchmark but they don't invoke anything. I never come away from a JJ Abrams movie feeling like I saw something special. Which is why Abrams is consistently hired to make remakes, he can "modernize" a franchise and make it accessible to a new audience. But in doing so you often lose what made the original franchise memorable.

This new IT hits all the right technical beats but isn't too interested in being memorable.

what the fuck are you talking about

they literally could not have hired someone better from the pool of living cinematographers than they did with Chung-hoon Chung

Nothing about IT came across as a JJ Abrams thing, but even then, if you're not gonna call Cloverfield - regardless of whether you liked it or not - viscerally memorable I don't know what to tell you.
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Reply #179 on: September 16, 2019, 01:41:29 PM

This new IT hits all the right technical beats but isn't too interested in being memorable.

I disagree with what you said.

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Reply #180 on: September 16, 2019, 02:03:43 PM

HA! Not memorable. Holy shit.

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Reply #181 on: September 16, 2019, 03:06:07 PM

This new IT hits all the right technical beats but isn't too interested in being memorable.

I disagree with what you said.
I see what you did there.   awesome, for real
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Reply #182 on: October 02, 2019, 01:18:28 AM

Part 2 is a solid Meh from me.  There was a some good elements combined with a lack of subtlety that was on the nose in a few spots.
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Reply #183 on: October 02, 2019, 06:36:29 AM

Saw this last night. I enjoyed the humor and wisecracks more than I thought I would. Just enough to break the tension without being distracting (and it was built on their interactions as kids). I liked it, doesn’t sound like most people did though. Much better than the second part of the TV movie...
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