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Old 09-16-2017, 05:57 PM   #16
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How do kids get involved in this?

Why not do something bold and adventurous… READ THE BOOK!
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I know the series, I used to watch it as a kid back in the 90s. It scared the shit out of me. I was asking why he does choose only children to kill. There was never a backstory in the movie or series.
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I know the series, I used to watch it as a kid back in the 90s. It scared the shit out of me. I was asking why he does choose only children to kill. There was never a backstory in the movie or series.
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If you would to this, you'd discover that Bob Grey/Pennywise the Dancing Clown isn't human. It's a demonic shapeshifter that feeds off fear, especially kids, and reappears every three decades. So, any argument about motivation as a serial killer is completely irrelevant because this is a demon.

There's always so much more to the plot in a book than in the movie interpretation of the book.

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Old 09-16-2017, 09:58 PM   #19
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I enjoyed the movie although the characters were over the top.

A thirteen year old girl with more courage than a grizzled solider.
A bully that doesn't just beat up kids.. but goes around mutilating people like he's the joker.

It was a bit much. And they made a big deal about AIDs in the middle which really screwed up the ending for me. But overall I enjoyed the film.

I like the beginning, it did a great job setting up the rest of the film... but the rest of the film never lived up to that intro.
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I rewatched it today with my wife. She hated every second of it, but my new take on it is that it's a good adventure film, albeit a TERRIBLE horror film.

Still better than the original or the miniseries though.
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Also, I just realized this comment:

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Nightmare on Elm Street rip off?
Umm... in what way?
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When the kids are in fear is when they see the clown. Ring a bell?
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What's the motivation for a serial killer?
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When the kids are in fear is when they see the clown.

In the novel Pennywise/Bob Grey appears to the children in numerous guises - clown, werewolf, mummy, "the dead boys," a huge bird, voices from a sink, the Creature From The Black Lagoon and many others, tailored to the victims fears. IT feeds on the emotions of horror, fear, terror, etc. Children have simpler, more primal fears than adults, which is why Pennywise/Bob Grey feeds on the "sweeter meat" of children. IT is not a serial killer; IT is more like "Jaws," an animal that is feeding.

How did the Losers Club get involved? Bills brother is killed by Pennywise/Bob Grey. The others have all escaped close calls with IT.

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A bully that doesn't just beat up kids.. but goes around mutilating people like he's the joker.
Because IT also uses/possesses "compatible" personalities like Henry Bowers to do ITs dirty work.


This is why novels are so difficult to adapt. Almost 1,200 pages in 135 minutes or even 270 minutes? Of course the film is going to be "superficial" compared to the novel. Even 2,300+ minute "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance" mini-series only scratched the surface of the novels.

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Ring a bell?
No. Nightmare on Elm Street took place in their nightmares. Also the whole "they need to fear me" thing wasn't added until much later.

Also they don't see the clown when they are in fear, the clown preys on their individual fears. He is the catalyst.
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