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Breaking Down the Good, Bad, and Scary from IT

Breaking Down the Good, Bad, and Scary from IT

You loved IT, you really, really loved IT. But after a record-setting opening weekend, was IT really that good? We answered THAT…err, that…on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with what to make of The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson‘s latest comments about directing Episode IX, and Nintendo’s SNES Classic update.

Today’s Loser Club of Nerdist editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Mothership producer Derek Johnson, Bizarre States‘ Andrew Bowser, and producer Jason Nguyen joined host Jessica Chobot to debate whether IT was as good as its monster ticket sales suggest. The group was split, and they had lots of hot clown takes, including whether or not it should be considered a horror movie (uh, yes), and how good the kid actors were.

(SPOILERS!)

Of course, the galaxy far, far away is still dealing with the “departure” of Colin Trevorrow from Episode IX, which reportedly were for reasons that had nothing to do with his flop The Book of Henry (but which sound much uglier). But The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson threw cold blue milk on rumors he’ll be tapped to lead the next film too. But should we put much–if any-stock in what he said? And does the reported appearance of Joseph Gordon Levitt in Episode IX, who Johnson has worked with before, mean he is already the person for the job?

Finally, Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime has warned consumers not to pay more than 80 dollars for the SNES Classic on sites like eBay, because a ramped up production schedule means there will be plenty available at retail stores. Is thissa good news for us-uh Mario-lovers, or should we all be a little weary after the nightmare that was the initial pre-ordering disaster?

We want you to tell us what you think of today’s topics in the comments below, but even better would be if you got in on the conversation with us live, every weekday, when Nerdist News Talks Back airs at 1:00p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels.

We promise you’ll love IT…err, we mean it.

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Images: New Line, Lucasfilm

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