Rating: 6 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 09/07/2019
27 years after overcoming the malevolent supernatural entity Pennywise, the former members of the Losers’ Club, who have grown up and moved away from Derry, are brought back together by a devastating phone call.
Rated R | Length 169 minutes
James McAvoy | Jessica Chastain | Bill Hader | James Ransone | Jay Ryan | Isaiah Mustafa | Andy Bean | Bill Skarsgård | Xavier Dolan | Teach Grant | Jess Weixler | Will Beinbrink | Jaeden Martell | Sophia Lillis | Finn Wolfhard | Jack Dylan Grazer | Jeremy Ray Taylor | Chosen Jacobs | Wyatt Oleff | Ryan Kiera Armstrong | Taylor Frey | Logan Thompson | Kelly Van der Burg | Ari Cohen | Janet Porter | Jake Sim | Javier Botet | Peter Bogdanovich | Stephen King
Pretty flat throughout with very few highs or lows. As others have commented, the adult versions of these characters are much less interesting and so I wasn’t really invested in them anymore. Was this an issue with the original version of IT as well? I should probably watch it because of Tim Curry.
I really wanted a lot more out of Chastain’s character and was very disappointed that she was never really invested with the power of her younger self.
And goddamn WHAT THE FUCK is it with people talking in the fucking theater lately?! Maybe I need to stop going to these mid-morning shows because it’s happened twice at those recently. At any rate our whole row was full of people chattering. At least they were doing it quietly for the most part but it was still distracting. And they were all obviously Stephen King stans because they all seemed to know the source material.
I thought THE THING nod was unnecessary and distracting.
I did like the closed theater and video rental store as subtle (not so subtle?) reminders that you cannot reclaim the past; it is forever gone. Other than that, and the opening scene, Derry as an integral part of the story just doesn’t seem to exisit. It felt like a cardboard cutout.