Last night, I went to the movies to see the new Stephen King movie, “IT – Chpater Two”. I re-watched the first one last Saturday night. From what I’ve saw of the two IT movies, it was all pretty faithful to the book for the most part. It was all pretty close. Of course, both movies had little changes here and there a little bit but not too bad.
I thought “It – Chapter Two” was a well-made film. I loved it despite the film getting mixed reviews. Yeah, there were a lot of CGI in the film but it’s hard to make all that stuff from the book to make it all real so CGI was needed no matter what you think of it. They had to use CGI for the film so they can match the weird things happening from the book.
I thought the cast did really great, though. Everybody did a good job… the kids did a good job playing the young version of the Losers Club and the adult actors did a great job playing the full grown version of the Losers Club. It was interesting seeing Bill Hader in a non-comedic role seeing that Hader is most famous from Saturday Night Live. I guess Bill Hader just wants to be taken seriously as an actor and he doesn’t just want to be seen as a “comedy” actor. He wants to show that he can do other genres when it comes to acting. I thought he did a good job playing in a non-comedic role. Jessica Chastain made a perfect Beverly and James McaVoy killed it as Stuttering Bill. The rest of the cast did good too and I was also impressed with Isaiah Mustafa who played Mike Hanlon (is that performance Oscar worthy? Yes, definitely.)
Anyway, I thought “It – Chapter Two” was very good and definitely getting the BluRay when it comes out. The TV version of IT with Tim Curry as Pennywise was pretty cool but that version wasn’t faithful to the book at all. The remake was 10 x’s more faithful.
There are still other movies I want to see in theater for the rest of the year though. We have: “Rambo: Last Blood”, the “Joker” movie with Joaquin Phoenix, “Doctor Sleep”, “Maleficient: Mistress of Evil”, “Terminator: Dark Fate”, “A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” and “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker”. I’m gonna try to see all these.
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