When you’re a kid, you think that you’ll always be… protected, and cared for. Then, one day, you realize that’s not true. If you open your eyes, you will see what we’re going through. ‘Cause when you’re alone as a kid, the monsters see you as weaker. You don’t even know they’re getting closer. Until it’s too late.
The 1990 TV-safe adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” is well regarded if only for Tim Curry’s strangely endearing performance as Pennywise The Dancing Clown. Even though Pennywise is a monster who abducts children to turn them into a hot lunch, Curry managed to steal the show and become an odd fan favorite with humor and charm.
The heavily R-rated 2017 version of “It” has no interest in making Pennywise a pleasant screen presence. In fact, director Andy Muschietti seems hell-bent on making your skin crawl for every single second that Bill Skarsgard’s terrifying painted face appears on screen. This damn clown and its many mind games are significant enough to keep your tank filled with nightmare fuel for the next decade.
You just can’t say that It (2017) wasn’t that good because the fact is it was amazing. The plot was perfectly crafted in building up this tension that in the end all came to a perfect point in the climax. you got enough characterization for all the characters and it managed to weave through its serious, emotional as well as humorous tones at expert level without ruining the movie completely. the dialogue wasn’t crafted to cater to the audience in the way so many big movie studios often do because of the success of marvel movies. the jump scares were not often used cheaply and always had something to show. the creativity and visuals used in the movie were amazing. you can’t deny that. on top of the man behind the cinematography was chung-hoon chung who worked on mainly all of park chan wook’s films. in conclusion, It (2017) hit all of its marks and im still so surprised by how amazing it was.