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11 hours ago, Robert Lynch said:

I admit I laughed when one of the couple's kid silently whispered, "It's Mike from Stranger Things!" That made my day. Did nobody noticed The Lost Boys poster and how the carnival kind of resembled Santa Cruz a bit?

Yes I noticed. Lost Boys in randomly big again for some reason. Not to long ago SNL had a sketch riffing on the sweaty saxophone player in the movie, Jordan Peele's US filmed where they did the carnival segments in Lost boys and had a little shout out in the movie, lastly there is talk of a new series based on the movie (naturally some characters would be gender swapped which is happening a lot more often these days).

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12 hours ago, Racj82 said:

Yes I noticed. Lost Boys in randomly big again for some reason. Not to long ago SNL had a sketch riffing on the sweaty saxophone player in the movie, Jordan Peele's US filmed where they did the carnival segments in Lost boys and had a little shout out in the movie, lastly there is talk of a new series based on the movie (naturally some characters would be gender swapped which is happening a lot more often these days).

I believe the CW had a Lost Boys Pilot but, didn't pick up it, i think they left it on the table for the next Pilot Season.  Of course they're now looking at a Dark Shadows Reboot (guess CW loves their Soapy Vampire shows).  Not that I'm complaining, i'd watch both Lost Boys and Dark Shadows (if they were any good)

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I must say I was surprised the hate crime was put into the beginning. I wasn't expecting that. Is it funny Xavier Dolan showed up again as a zombie at one point to tease Hader's character? I think he is a gay filmmaker in real life. Correct?

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2 hours ago, Robert Lynch said:

I must say I was surprised the hate crime was put into the beginning. I wasn't expecting that. Is it funny Xavier Dolan showed up again as a zombie at one point to tease Hader's character? I think he is a gay filmmaker in real life. Correct?

Im glad they kept the hate crime in.

Specifically because it shows how evil Derry is beyond just Pennywise. It spreads much deeper than that.

But, more importantly, I keep seeing people calling bullshit on Richie still not coming to terms with his sexuality or being able to express it to friends after all this time and that's not realistic. I'm like HEY IDIOTS. The opening scene shows you why people are afraid to come out.

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8 hours ago, Racj82 said:

 The opening scene shows you why people are afraid to come out.

In a movie series about an evil entity taking the form of a killer clown, and murdering children, the most disturbing scene in all of it, was Adrian's murder.  Because Pennywise had nothing to do with that.  That was all humanity and the hatred some people have, and it woke Pennywise up.  It's something that's happened far too many times.

I liked it, not as good as Chapter One, but still good.  No shock that the cast was fantastic.  Did anybody honestly expect James McAvoy or Bill Hader to give a bad performance?

Had some nice "Hell yeah" moments.  Bill's response of "It beat the Devil", Eddie throwing the weapon at Pennywise, Bev kicking the door back into her father, and Eddie damaging Pennywise before the final confrontation.

And you had to love that Pennywise still ultimately terrified of the Losers Club.  Yeah, he wanted to destroy them, and kept trying to scare them, but he was still terrified of them deep down.  It took no time for Pennywise to get out of there when Eddie started choking him, and it didn't take much for them to make Pennywise small.  He's been afraid of them since they went into the Well House and Bev stabbed him, and he's been terrified of them since they beat the shit out of him.

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It is also based on a real life hate crime that happened from 1984 in Bangor, Maine.

I am pretty sure it was a director's decision to modulate the voices and de-age the child actors themselves. I would think the child actors were acting the hell out of those parts that made them famous. Funny thing is the behind the scenes with the child actors shows how much they've grown over the years. Especially Finn Wolfhard. I hope they keep the wardrobe. LOL.

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On 9/13/2019 at 1:06 PM, MikaelaArsenault said:

We got two passes in the mail the other day from a local movie theater, and we're considering using them to go see the movie.

It's a long movie. Make sure you take a long bathroom before seeing the film. It's a good movie, but it is very long.

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On 9/7/2019 at 4:11 PM, calliope1975 said:

I think the Henry Bowers stuff could have been cut.

Exactly.  It added nothing. Also, Bowers had to be pushing 60, he was awfully spry. Especially after having been stuck in a mental hospital for 40 years.

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I saw this on Friday night. I was a bit confused by the Beverly/Mrs. Kersh scene, because I had seen it or something very like it before. It couldn't have been a replay from the first movie, could it? Was there maybe a scene in a film or TV show that was very similar? I did watch Castle Rock last year...but that was before this movie came out, could that series really have done a homage when the movie wasn't even out yet?

I don't typically watch extended trailers, and I wouldn't have done so for this movie.

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6 hours ago, Black Knight said:

I saw this on Friday night. I was a bit confused by the Beverly/Mrs. Kersh scene, because I had seen it or something very like it before. It couldn't have been a replay from the first movie, could it? Was there maybe a scene in a film or TV show that was very similar? I did watch Castle Rock last year...but that was before this movie came out, could that series really have done a homage when the movie wasn't even out yet?

I don't typically watch extended trailers, and I wouldn't have done so for this movie.

The scene was used as a preview several months ago.

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:14 PM, Black Knight said:

I saw this on Friday night. I was a bit confused by the Beverly/Mrs. Kersh scene, because I had seen it or something very like it before. It couldn't have been a replay from the first movie, could it? Was there maybe a scene in a film or TV show that was very similar? I did watch Castle Rock last year...but that was before this movie came out, could that series really have done a homage when the movie wasn't even out yet?

I don't typically watch extended trailers, and I wouldn't have done so for this movie.

Did you see the 1990 mini series? Because Beverly goes to her old home and talks to an old lady, same sorta tea scene too.

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