Despite not being as flashy as modern horror flicks, this is a solid interpretation of the Stephen King novel, and a good remake of the original film adaptation.
The tone of creepiness and bleakness is done really well.
While the pace is confidently moderately moving, it successfully creates this build-up of tension, that leads the way into the incredible final act.
This film may have some effective jump scares, but there are some lingering quieter suspenseful scares that are probably even more effective.
The whole cast here is great in their roles. Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and Jete Laurence, all showcased some great subtle emotional acting when needed.
I dare say that I actually liked the direction and changes this adaptation made over the original.
Changes from the book and from the previous film adaptation might irk some people.
Others might feel like it’s too much of a slow burn, and doesn’t “wow” you enough.
Some plot turns and reveals might come off as a little too sudden.
There is one character in the movie, that I think the movie could have absolutely lived without.
Depending on how you feel about it, conclusions to the many plot threads might not be satisfying enough.
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