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
Stephen King | James Ransone | James McAvoy | Neil Crone | Bill Hader | Brandon Crane | Stephen Bogaert | Peter Bogdanovich | Anthony Ulc | Joe Bostick | Will Beinbrink | Billy Merasty | Jess Weixler | Jessica Chastain | Juno Rinaldi | Louise Stratten | Ari Cohen | Javier Botet | Shawn Storer | Teach Grant | Jason Fuchs | Jake Weary | Bill Skarsgård | Xavier Dolan | Joan Gregson | Martin Julien | Megan Charpentier | Jay Ryan | Stephen R. Hart | Doug MacLeod | Wyatt Oleff | Taylor Frey | Kate Corbett | Isaiah Mustafa | Rob Ramsay | Eric Woolfe | Jaeden Martell | Andy Bean | Scott Edgecombe | Colin Mcleod | Finn Wolfhard | Janet Porter | Sophia Lillis | Laura Thorne | Molly Atkinson | Nicholas Hamilton | Jeremy Ray Taylor | Owen Teague | Edie Inksetter | Chosen Jacobs | Jackson Robert Scott | Martha Girvin | Logan Thompson | Jack Dylan Grazer | Josh Madryga | Kelly Van der Burg | Luke Roessler | Sladen Peltier | Katie Lunman | Liam MacDonald | Brody Bover | Kiley May | John Connon | Alex Bird | Declan Prior | Ryan Kiera Armstrong | Jake Sim | Sonia Maria Chirila | Amanda Zhou | Ry Prior | Connor Smith | Erik Junnola | Peter George Commanda | Kevin Allan Hess | Rocky L. Burnham Jr. | Marko Vujicic | J. Bogdan | Thomas Duhig | Carla Guerrier | Chris D'Silva | Tristan Levi Cox | Torian Matthew Cox | Lola Del Re Hudson | Thiago Dos Santos | Lisa Cromarty
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.