raven August 11, 2019 Share August 11, 2019 I've never read the books; though I would have if I were a teen when they came out. I saw this today and it was good, not great. Not terribly scary, though younger kids would be scared. The creatures are well done - can probably thank Guillermo del Toro for that. TBH I wouldn't have seen this, since I knew it was geared towards tweens, if del Toro's name wasn't attached to it. The actors playing the group of friends are good, with Zoe Colletti (Stella) and Michael Garza (Ramón) standing out. Then again, they had the most to do. There's the usual "why are you doing that" that comes with this type of movie. The Jangly Man was creepily done by the wonderful Troy James. I would have liked more of the scary creatures and less of the Vietnam War/Nixon election stuff. I guess they were going for some kind of parallel but it felt out of place. Overall I liked it up and there's a set up for a sequel at the end; not sure if I would see that in the theater though. 1 Link to comment
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