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  • Posted October 1, 2010


    Bought the movie It for my grandsons because they wanted to see it. I watched it first. Not very good. Ending terrible. Not one of Steven Kings best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    I really never understood exactly how on earth anyone could be afraid of this movie. I mean, I'm an easily scared person. I cried when first watching "The Ring". I have never been able to take a shower without the door locked after seeing 'Psycho'. But this movie was just pathetic to me. A bunch of adults come back to their hometown to fight off an evil clown that in the end turns into an OBVIOUSLY big fake plastic spider by throwing rocks with a slingshot at it. If you find this scary you're just pathetic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Story's Here, the Heart Is Missing

    The makers of this televised version of Stephen King's bestseller did a remarkable job editing the 1000+ page book down to a ''trim'' 4 hours. They managed to keep a good number of scenes intact, and it seems clear that what changes they did make were done with the best intentions in order to simplify the story. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the heart of King's story was lost. In book form, ''It'' is a story about the wonders of childhood: the pure love of childhood friends, the fears of an unknown world (and the unknowns in the known world), and the simple belief that good will conquer evil-- all things that are lost as we cross the threshold into adulthood (except, perhaps, the fear of the unknown). ''It'' is also a story about adults rediscovering the magic of being a child, and coming to understand what true friendship really is. Sadly, these themes are missing from the movie version. In an effort to get the story right, the moviemakers left little time for the type of character development and elaboration on those themes that make King's novel a hallmark of horror writing. And the story falls flat without those two things. Tim Curry is indeed frightening as Pennywise, but not nearly as frightening as the It that grows in the reader's imagination while the book is read. Watching the movie, the viewer is given too many glimpses of the clown and his mouthful of fangs, and quickly becomes desensetized to Curry's portrayal of evil incarnate. Worse, no explanation is given for many of the things Pennywise does to scare the protagonists. True, these episodes are somewhat frightening in and of themselves, but not nearly as scary as similar episodes in the book that are explained in full. Likewise the climax (which comes, and ends, all too quickly and seemingly easily). It's true nature is visualized but not explained, leaving the viewer puzzled and unfulfilled. On the positive side, the actors portraying the protagonists at age 11 are a wonder to behold. For the most part, they each manage to capture the essence of King's young characters. The scenes with these kids show depth and charisma that elevate the movie, for those brief moments, above the poor direction and low budget. The adult actors, however, can't seem to rise above either of those two things and at times seem to overact as if that might compensate for poor dialogue and uneven directing. All in all, ''It'' does have a few moments of slight terror, but in the end, the weaknesses outweigh the strengths. Without heart, and with little horror, ''It'' fails to please. True King fanatics will want to watch the movie, but will also be the most disappointed. I suggest they rent the video and spend their money on ''Stand By Me'' or ''The Shawshank Redemption'' or, if they must have a King horror movie, ''Carrie.'' For those who may just be interested in getting to know this Stephen King classic, READ THE BOOK! The 1100 pages fly by almost of their own accord, and the end result is much more satisfying.

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    Posted June 8, 2010

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