Fuck that whole Willy Wonka sequel theory. This movie is clearly a sequel to The Truman Show and villainous Ed Harris is once again the puppetmaster of an enclosed structure that features seemingly real events.
It's one of those movies that could make you lean forward in your seat -- if you're one of those weird people who leans forward in their seat during a movie. As if the closer your face gets to the screen, the more we all believe that you're connecting with the "film." It's the equivalent of a chin stroke at an art museum. A word-for-word lyric singer at a concert. A butthole.
Anyway, I sat back in my seat and really loved this movie.
Wanna hear something scary?
There was a prize giveaway before the movie featuring trivia questions. Several fans knew the birthdays of all three leads in the movie -- multiple people answered in less than a second.
THEY KNEW BY HEART WHEN JESSICA CHASTAIN WAS BORN.
And in that moment I knew what form Pennywise would take if I ever encountered him.