Completely agreed on the Marvel-movie feel. There was a ton of comedy, which was unexpected.The trailers made me think this movie would be a lot more intense than it actually was. It honestly felt like a Marvel movie at points where every single scary or introspective moment was bookended by a dumb quip that ruins the atmosphere.
As someone who never read the books and knows nothing about It besides the last movie, the “lore” they included in this one felt very strange and contrived. There was also quite a lack of real stakes for a lot of it. Pennywise’s powers were really inconsistent in strength. At one moment he is in control of everything and then another you can simply think him away.
I don’t know. Maybe I didn’t quite get it. It wasn’t bad, just a solid 6/10.
Not to be that person, but it clearly was a Chinese restaurant.I actually quite liked this one a lot because of the fact that it wasn't afraid it embrace the more ridiculous aspects of the novel - however I definitely respect and can see those disliking it for that reason. A friend said the CGI wasn't good (which I agree particularly in the Japanese restaurant scene) but I thought it was great in the final fight. Bill Hader is great in this but Bowers was one particular character outside the Losers who I felt was unnecessarily included when considering the grander scope of the movie. Richie's subplot felt a bit forced and Im kind of mad the bullies in the beginning didn't face consequences for their actions but I really liked it ultimately.