Talking rubbish mate, the book covers both the child and the adult stories. Problem was the second part strays far too much from the book. The town itself is almost a character in the books and the ending apocalypse is far more absorbing in the book than the tame ending here.Saw this last night.
Honestly, wasn't a huge fan of the first, didn't feel much suspense, nore particularly horrifying/scary/terrifying which I believe was intended... but put this down to having children as main actors. Went into IT2 with higher hopes, now that they both had adults as lead characters (which to me meant immediately the "terrors" would have to be much worse), and knowing they no longer had the confines of a book to hold it back.
Did not disappoint... MUCH better than the first in my opinion. Instantly more recognisable as being darker in it's displays of horror and graphical content (without over egging it), and a really solid performance.
Did it need to be as long as it was? No, but there was no harm in it either. Great cast selection and film overall.
I said exactly the same thing. Horrible start and really wanted to see some payback but never happened. Liked the film but it was a good 30 mins too long and kind of got a little repetitive towards the end.Cheers for the review Kumari, very much agree, went to see it last night, a very long long film but I enjoyed it almost as much as the first one.
my only gripe I guess is unless I missed something but after the brutal homophobic attack at the beginning I was kinda expecting/hoping for some payback on the gang, this didn’t happen so far as I can tell? Pretty sure I didn’t fall asleep through any!
Talking rubbish mate, the book covers both the child and the adult stories. Problem was the second part strays far too much from the book. The town itself is almost a character in the books and the ending apocalypse is far more absorbing in the book than the tame ending here.
If you want to experience the story as it was supposed to be told, read the book. It's superb.IT's (see what I did there...) unlikely to feature in my top 10 for the year. Was it scary? Not really. I've been more scared by Dr Who (that Jon Pertwee one with the maggots terrified me as a kid, and the more recent one with the gas masks... shudder), but I'm not a horror fan, so that didn't really bother me. Was it over-long? yeah, but I wasn't looking at my watch. With a big ensemble cast, it's bound to go long if you want to give everyone a fair crack of the whip. Is Jessica Chastain still hot? Absolutely! Did I like the flashbacks? No. It felt like "we just thought of this cool plot twist, so we better put in a flashback to make it look like it was there all along". Did they kill IT in the end? Dunno, I had to pee. But it probably depends more on box office returns than plot. (Chapter 3: "ITS"...?) Did it move me to read the book? No. Will I buy the blu ray? Umm... if the iTunes download is 4k, and the extras are decent, and it gets a good discount, maybe. For completeness, you understand.
"I.T. Chapter 2: Georgieeeee turn it off and on agaaaain..." 6/10
That’s fine when it achieves something on par or better but when it falls as short as this film did you have to question the filmmakers decisions. Part 1 strayed from the book a fair way too but in a way that was interesting and and clever.I don't understand this constant criticism with film adaptations of popular books doing things a little differently. What's the point of translating the book from page to page?? A film is a different creative medium, surely you expected them to be a bit more ambitious than just simply adapting page for page a book that's already had a famous television adaptation?