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Just Stop it!

By Paul Anthony

Okay let’s just stop the rumors right now, should there be a It chapter three and that answer should be be a no, makes no sense right now because there is no material for prequel or sequel. Pennywise the dancing clown was clearly defeated and died. Please explain to me why there needs to be a third film? If you want to explore the orgins of Pennywise would be the best idea but Stephen King doesn’t think because if he did he would have written it by now since after all the book came out in 1986, he would have had time by now to do so.

Now we know from this film it is clear that Pennywise is an ancient Cosmic force that awakens every 27 years and basically eat children. now I don’t get point of explaining anymore about where he came from? You want to know more well here he came from a planet outside of our solar system, boom there you go the prequel is made. Now there are something that could have been explain in the film like, was Pennywise ever was a real human like we saw in those pictures of him or was that just mind control, who knows but do I really want to know?

Truth is I don’t want to know anymore about Pennywise because here is the thing with King’s novels the mystery is part of the magic for his story. Keeping this movie as a horror film with talking about aliens basically would kill the whole vibe of the film. I love King’s novels I really do, he is master of horror for the pages. He uses very little sci-Fi to give the story a little kick. Why would we want to ruin that?

Okay so I broke down the pointless prequel but what a about a sequel. I say no to that as well because we know the loser club found the ritual to kill him for good not just stab him, which he really only went away to rest, they got lucky. Basically anything after this would just be a repeat of the story which would just kill the story and film after that. Sure it would make a little money and probably keep the studio happy  for awhile but it would kill the legacy of this small franchise.

Rumors do often start when the film does well at the box office, because it most cases it does make sense to do another film but once the story is over do we really need another film and the answer is no. It Chapter 2 is killing the box office, it has already made nearly 200 million before its second weekend. There is where the rumors start, a franchise can be a strong one for years to come with only two films if it is done right and trust me this film was done right. In the end a third film would ruin what these two films did. I say hey let it rest for another twenty years and just reboot it and that is the only way I would be okay with a third film until then don’t worry about it just enjoy it!

IT Review

By Paul Anthony

Let’s face the summer over and it was a dud to be honest, the summer ended and the fall season opened with a bang, this past weekend, saw the release of the Stephen’s Kings IT. Many may call it a remake but honestly it is not since the first IT was a mini tv series that came out in 1990. It was later put together in a film.

We recently went to go see it and see if it truly lived up to the hype and it totally did live up to the hype. First the movie has made 179 million off a budget that was only 36 million once again proving that small budgets can work. And here is how it worked so well.

Character development such a big part of any film because the audience can grow with the characters as the movie progresses, here in this movie we generally have a decent cast who all gets plenty of screen time, even with Jaeden Lieberher getting the most screen time out of the bunch, this is only because his character Bill is the main character. The beauty is good each cast member took their time and ran with it, which gave a good scene after good scene. Bill Skarsgard took over the role as pennywise/it and now that his character, we are no longer putting it with Tim Curry and that’s not in a disrespectful way.

We know the book is being broken into two parts, we saw the first part now with them fighting IT as kids the second half of the book is with them fighting IT as adults, the film decided to do Chapter one and the chapter 2 which should be out in 2019. For once splitting a book up into two films wasn’t a bad idea because the movie stayed closed to the book as possible giving us details from the book, which had to please the fan base.

With giving us more details the movie told the story well and made you forget that the movie was two hours and 15 minutes, to be honest well I was in there, I couldn’t believe it really was that long. Another thing that was positive about the film was since the story was told right, they didn’t need jump scares to sell the movie sure there was jump scares but you were focused on the story, sitting wondering what is next, that is what truly scared you.

In the end, I am giving this film a good rating, 4 out of 5 stars, now what is a good sign is that Stephen King’s stories can be turned into good modern movies, there was a part of me that feared that for this film after The Dark Tower which is based on one of his book series was a complete flop at the box office. Sure, they were made by two different studios but it was nice to see this film not being hurt by the Dark Tower.