Director : Andy Muschietti
Producer(s) : Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti
Starring : Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard and Chosen Jacobs
Genre : Horror
Release Date : September 8, 2017
Awesome-o-metre : 7.0/10
REVUE OF IT
Based on the bestselling Stephen King book, IT is set in the early 80s in the town of Derry where kids are always going missing. But when a band of 7 looser kids come against the malevolent clown Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries, they have to face their deepest fears to defeat him.
There are films which creeped the hell out of my childhood and IT was one of them. Because of this film, I have had a kind of aversion for clowns. I think that irrational dislike for clowns is still there because it took me all of three days to gather enough courage to go to the cinema to go see this film and it was worth it!
Obviously, IT is a horror film and so when you go to see a horror film you expect to be scared right? Yes, this film is indeed scary! I will honestly say the long wait for the remake of this film was worth it because it was good old fashioned chilling and terrifying story telling that it just takes your breath away. The film preyed on our (irrational) fear of weird paintings, dark and creepy buildings and even bullies to serve one of the best horror films in recent time.
The kid characters did a really magnificent job pulling off their roles. I feel that horror films that feature films (especially babies) have an extra punch because you feel that you need to protect them and IT was no different. The kids played their roles so well that you could actually feel the peril they were in.
Pennywise on the other hand for me was a bit underwhelming. I am not saying that Bill Skarsgård didn’t do a good job, I am just saying he was not as scary as Tim Curry. Probably, because there was too much CGI on the clown. There is something powerful about a clown that can scare you with clown make up and a little cross eye as Tim did in the original film. CGI has made movies better but I feel it decreases the delivery in some roles as they become less believeable.
Undeniably, IT scared the crap out of me and I think it will to you too, so why not grow a pair, click HERE for discounted tickets and go see it on the big screen. Afterwards, feel free to leave your comment in the comment section or on my Twitter or Facebook page and let me know what you think about it.
Have a great day today!