Another faith-based film that is too cheesy, poorly written, and poorly acted for its otherwise important message. But I... I... whew, this is tough... I *forgive* you, movie!
Starts out completely ridiculous, and gets more and more ridiculous as it goes. It feels like its honestly trying to make an important point about privacy and social media, but it's so hamfisted, over-the-top, and shallow that it feels almost... condescending? Naive? I'm not sure what the right word is. It's like if a 13 year old reads a couple wikipedia articles on a subject and then felt like he has the important duty to share his newfound knowledge with…
Really fun movie. Beautiful cinematography, great pacing, engaging writing... overall, very well-made.
That said, my expectations were a bit high. I was on the fence about whether or not to see this in theaters, but after seeing some glowing reviews, and considering it was in 3D (I love 3D!), I decided to go. While the solid story and writing kept me engaged for the 2.5+ hour running time and featured memorable characters and plenty of interesting twists, I can't say…
Very fun horror film. Although I'm too desensitized for any of this to be actually very scary (as I suppose most adults are), the horror sequences are certainly better crafted than in most horror, always leaving you to anticipate the clown's next appearance. As much as I enjoy Tim Curry's Pennywise, this new Pennywise is certainly far more sinister and demonic, thanks not only to modern make-up and effects, but some creepier acting. Fun movie, I look forward to "Chapter Two"!