The problem with this film is that, unlike the original there are NOT character issues. Besides lilly and the stepdad, none of the other girls have any issues or a real story line. Lourdes , who’s played by trans actress zoey luna barley has any lines! And I felt from the teaser and the promo photos and the way the actress talked about lourdes ,that she was gonna be the main antagonist and the witch who would get out of control. She never did. Which upset me, she could’ve done so much more with her character,had they written her better. Tabby played by lovie Simone is the only black character, following the original. And has ZERO STORYLINE. Other than being the gorgeous token black girl. She had a moment when they were playing a game and she wished she had more black friends, but that was it. Another character that they could have done so much with and they didn’t. Gideon Adlon who plays adorable word vomit frankie, had the most memorable moments of the coven, but her jokes often fell flat and we’re too dry. They also could’ve done more with her character, but they didn’t. The ending with the main fight, was LACKLUSTER and I saw it coming from miles away.
Going into this movie not connecting it with the previous the craft and it’s a decent cute movie. Which I don’t think is what they were going for. Going into the movie comparing it to the craft original and you will be highly disappointed.
They could have made it so much darker and gave these characters more depth. But they made a disney version instead . It was cute but not what I expected. I give it a 3/5.
It’s only taken me a month and seeing this film twice for me to write a total NON bias review. To start things off: I LOVED THIS FILM( almost as much as the first). It was the perfect follow up to the first film. The adult actors were PERFECTLY casted. And it was almost uncanny seeing how much they copied the mannerisms of the younger cast. The acting was brilliant and I was surprised to leave the theater feeling so full of emotion and heartbroken. This film left me so sad. Which is weird , because I know it’s supposed to be a “horror film ” but I just didn’t find it scary at all.🤷🏾♀️ I mean there were some scary jump moments don’t get me wrong. But it was much more funnier and heartbreaking than scary. I DID not like the graphics and how the monsters or the adult losers fears looked. It looked so cgi and fake I couldn’t help but laugh. I wished they would have used more practical effects instead. It totally takes you out of the moment because it looks so CHEESY. They also cgied pennywise way to much in this film for my liking. Like it wasn’t necessary at all. Overall it was still a great end to pennywise and a great follow up film. Bill skarsgaurd is amazing. And I would love to see him in more big roles. ( and I’m also down to see him as the joker or any other villain in this new Batman). Bill hader totally surprised me as Richie. I knew he could bring the comedy but I was shocked when he brought the drama and made me cry so hard. Everyone did amazing. I don’t think anyone outshined anyone. They all played their parts BEAUTIFULLY. Shout out to Stan the man for breaking my heart 15 mins into the film. Also the homophobic opening scene was hard to watch and unsettling. But perfect to open the film. I give this masterpiece a 5/5. We will let the cheesy graphics slide because everything else was AMAZING.
remember some years ago that fim(Freddy vs Jason) that we’d all like to forget? Well I personally think they should have done a Freddy vs pennywise. Think about it, they’re some of the most iconic and scary horror icons out there. They BOTH operate on using your mind to scare you. And using your deep darkest fears against you. They also use jokes and belittle you while trying to kill you. And… they don’t kill you right away… they play with you awhile then BAM… you’re dead. So who’s the strongest and scariest?! Who would win in a battle?! Who would you rather fight?! Pennywise vs FReddy Kruger and GO🎙
by now we’ve all seen both interpretations of mr pennywise the dancing clown. So in your opinion who’s the best PENNYWISE 🤡? I have to go with bill Skarsgard 🤷🏾♀️ the acting was just AMAZING. And he completely embodies pennywise. Granted mr. curry laid out the amazing groundwork for bill and made us all afraid of clowns in the 90s. There’s just something about bills pennywise that’s unnerving. Out of the two I would be more afraid of bill than curry. Whats your thoughts?
(LONG DRAMATIC SIGHHHHHH) where to stare with this film. First things first the acting from all parties were amazing and almost saved this movie. Second the film started off so strong and had many scenes were I was excited to see where we were going only to find we were going nowhere. The premise of this film is a bunch of teenagers befriend a odd lonely lady they nickname “MA”. They start partying with her after she continues to buy alcohol for them. They then of course start to notice something might be off about MA, but not enough to stop them for partying in her creepy basement. One of the MANY things that annoyed me about this film was the parents!! None of them noticed their kids were partying with MA until towards the end of the film. And I’m assuming this film was supposed to take place over a couple of months. So that is worrisome in itself. Another things that bothered me was her “kills”. Now not every kill needs to be some big Hollywood saw type thing. But her kills were made to be like normal. Like hey I just ran over a lady and kiddnapped a man. No biggie. The ending SUCKED. Like every creepy thing they had to offer in film we saw in the trailer. And that one scene with all the teens towards the end( where they all SURVIVED) was just so lackluster. They could have done SO much more with the ending and this film entirely! But decided to play it super safe. Maybe the pg13 rating stopped them from going there. Or maybe we’ve become so used to gory and jump scares that we don’t like horror films without them. Any way you put it this film could’ve went straight to Netflix. I give it 3 out of 10, and that’s just for the acting alone. I would watch it again but just to watch it or have on in the background for Halloween or something. I’m glad I didn’t go see this is in theaters.