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    Yeh. What I've heard is that it's grand for the kid actors and 80's nostalgia, but short on actual scares - most of them being the loud noises type.

    Like the recent 'Wonder Woman' film, it seems to have hit a vein of popularity that will no doubt be lost on me.
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    Well, I thought it was pretty good. Some nice visually impressive/inventive scares, and a nice 1980s/90s vibe.

    Now, if anyone else goes to see it, please tell me what the opening scene was before the paper boat scene. I turned up to the film 10 minutes after the start time expected another 10-15mins of adverts, and the film had already begun! So I missed some sort of a scene in a basement with a facemask or something?
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    I haven't seen it yet, but I know
     
    that the opening scene is Georgie having to go down into the basement to get grease to seal his paper boat that Bill is making for him and he's afraid of going down there. Ties in with a scene later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemindehead View Post
    I haven't seen it yet, but I know
     
    that the opening scene is Georgie having to go down into the basement to get grease to seal his paper boat that Bill is making for him and he's afraid of going down there. Ties in with a scene later on.
    Hmmm... I need some clarity on that then!

    Go and see it and explain it to me
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    I'm probably going to leave it til the small screen.

    Haven't been that impressed by what I've heard so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Well, I thought it was pretty good. Some nice visually impressive/inventive scares, and a nice 1980s/90s vibe.

    Now, if anyone else goes to see it, please tell me what the opening scene was before the paper boat scene. I turned up to the film 10 minutes after the start time expected another 10-15mins of adverts, and the film had already begun! So I missed some sort of a scene in a basement with a facemask or something?
    I saw it yesterday.

     
    There's three scenes before Georgi goes out with his boat if I recall correctly. The first scene establishes Bill and Georgies relationship in Bills bedroom. Bill asks Georgi to fetch wax from the basement to waterproof the baot with. The second scene has Georgie descending into the cellar, looking for the wax. It features a faux scare as Georgie thinks he sees two glaring eyes in the darkness, but it turns out to be nothing. Georgie runs back up and then Bill fixes the boat with the wax.


    I thought the film was alright. Not really scare, which left me disappointed. We're in such a good place with horror films these days that it really surprised me that this film - of all films - decided to go with such a loud take on horror. The music is all over the place and nothing is ever left to the imagination. We get to see everything to the tune of amped up Psycho strings. Not really unnerving at all. But maybe this horror film is meant for a younger crowd? Like "my first horror film" sorta thing?

    The kids were great. I really think they nailed it with them. They manage to carry the film succesfully.

    Bill Skarsgård, who plays the clown, is a swedish actor (and yet another son of Stellan Skarsgård). There's been a lot of hype focused on him, but really I don't think he got to do alot. While he's ever present, he either just gets to stand and look menacingly or he leaps out at the kids at which point he's all CGI anyway.
    I think I much prefer Tim Curry's clown.

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