I have read a lot of King's work, I plan on owning every hardcover in my collection someday, and I must say that this may be his finest book. The movie was good, not great, I wouldn't mind it being done again. As for the ending, I hate to criticize the genius that is Stephen King, but his only flaw is his endings are usually letdowns. It's the one thing he does not do incredibly.
So, it is not the movie's fault it ended that way, rather King's writing of it.
"Bad luck isn't brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds"- Suspiria
I told the others, they didn't believe me. You're all doomed. You're all doomed.
You let him drown. You never paid any attention. Look what you did to him. Look what you did to him.
Post by Drayton Sawyer on May 28, 2008 21:32:06 GMT -5
Well not exactly. There is a Spider like creature. That is IT's real form. But it was described differently than it appeared in the film and there was a great deal more damage to the town due to their confrontation. I don't think they could have made the ending properly when they made the film. There was no way to do it right then. I think CGI would definitely make it easier to realize the ending right. And I don't usually care for CGI. But as it's described in the book there's no practical way to do the effects. I was disappointed with the ending of the movie. But not surprised they weren't able to do it right.
Post by SleepawayCamp661 on Jul 26, 2012 21:57:03 GMT -5
Great film, Tim Currey was absolutely great in the role as Pennywise he made you both laugh and be terrified but I do have to agree with everyone else that the ending was horrible a real let down indeed.