Sooooooo..........I kind of made a mistake........I'm a HUGE IT fan, and have been dying to see the new film for at least over a year. I just bought my tickets for the earliest preview showing next Thursday with my friends.......
Only for one of my friends to text me just now, "Hey Kelli........aren't the Patriots playing their season opener that night?" And I'm all like......
Just got back.
The film is good. Not great. Lots of humour, lot of heart. I dont watch horror films at all but this film isn't that scary, I imagine a lot of kids are gonna be watching this for years to come and having over the top gore and jump scares would've turned them off. The film is honestly suitable for kids 12 and up. I really can't wait to watch this with my kid in a couple of years.
There's some problems that really do hurt IT. At times it appears as if these kids go AFK and just deactivate. They'll all be in a group and 3 of them would just say and do nothing, just stand there like NPC's in a video game. The young black kid did nothing for most the group scenes he was in, it felt like he got 3 lines in total. Same goes for the Jewish boy, there's a scene where they quickly put focus on him and I pretty much forgot he was still in the movie. The fat kid was quite active in the beginning and became a mute by the end. The inevitable group hug just felt so disappointingly flat. I just find it so odd that for a series inspired by Stephen King 'Stranger Things' did this whole thing way better than IT.
In my opinion the bullies needed to be aged down to the kids age. Going to school I remember seeing kids being bullied but this shit was ridiculous. The main bully has these two fully grown goons with him and they terrorise these kids. They kids look like kids and it's implied that these bullies are at least 16. I don't know how things are done in America but you'd get rushed for doing that shit in my school and you'd be laughed at for being so pathetic. A full 16 year old boy picking on 12 year olds... I get that the adults have something off with them but what about the other 16 year olds? They're not seeing this shit?
Last thing from me is that I really need to pay more attention to the age ratings on movies going forward. I went with my brother and two mates. Whenever Bev showed up on screen there'd be some light cheering, it was disturbing. At one point the "oohs" and "ahhs" got too much my brother finally snapped, turned his head to loudest group, kissed his teeth and asked them what the flying fuck is wrong with them, people started to clap. As it turns out that group was only 15 years old. The movie is rated 15 in the UK, and presumably the people making noises were kids. they were silent and then two of them just burst out going "we're 15, we're 15." They were dead silent for the rest of the movie. We went up and apologised after and the poor bloody things told us not to worry, they had no idea how bad it looked until my brother said something. They were quite embarrassed.
One of the funniest posts about a theater experience.