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Moving on, the long awaited movie, IT, hit the cinemas this weekend and it was not long till the critics began to praise the 1986 Stephen King’s book adaptation.
Directed by Andrés Muschietti , the movie centers around seven kids all of whom have been a victim of bullying. After children of Derry town begin to go missing without a trace, the kids of the Loser club decide to face their fears to stop the shape-shifting clown, Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgard), from resurrecting again.
With no comparisons to the famous novel or the 1990 movie, IT turned out to be quite different than my expectations. Seeing the trailers and previews gave the audience an impression of another regular creepy clown remake, but the movie managed to have a great balance between comedy and horror. Classic movie scenario where the actors must face their fears to beat the killer was portrayed in the film with great detail. Additionally, smooth transitions were made between the characters which gave the audience a chance to understand each kid’s story and their fear. The horror scale was really high due to the realistic reactions from the child actors and the creepy stare from Pennywise himself, was enough to make your skin crawl.
Furthermore, the banter bits between the kids of the Loser club were enough to send you hitting your friend out of laughter and were the highlights for me. What is more interesting was to see the diversity and the strong bond between the pre adolescents in the 80’s era which presented The Goonies and Stranger things vibes.
Who should watch it:
In my opinion, it can be classified as a PG 15+ movie. The adults can enjoy the frequent jokes and the terrifying imagery, which made the movie R-rated. If you’re not a fan of horror films, then I advise you not to watch it whatsoever as the scenes were nightmare-worthy. Also, for anyone who is not a fan of remakes, I would just like to point out that Stephen King liked this remake. Since the master, who introduced us to the blood-thirsty clown, enjoyed it then I believe everyone else can learn to like the movie too.
IMDB score: 8.3/10
Personal score: 8/10
Not to make anyone more frightened but it seems IT is more than just a figure in media. According to Daily touch (2014), the 1990 version of IT mirrored not only Stephen King’s horror book but also the real life murder incident where approximately 33 children had lost their lives because of John Wayne Gacy, best known as the killer clown, who lured in young children using the clown guise.
As always please share your thoughts about this post and let me know how you felt about the movie. Till then I’ll be staying away from Clowns, and random floating balloons. Ciao.