IT: the return of Pennywise


Movie Review

IT is based on Stephen King’s novel, which was previously adapted into a mini series. With a whole new direction and cast, the movie shows us a totally different version ftom its previous adaptation. Pennywise wakes up every 27 years to feed himself.

The classic opening scene shows Georgie outside playing with his newspaper boat, suddenly, Pennywise happened to pop up right in front of him to save his boat and then tried to make small talk with Georgie while he was in the sewer. George didn’t want to talk to strangers, just like his father taught him to, Pennywise insists to have a conversation and then introduce himself to Georgie, and now they’re no longer strangers, as Georgie was about to leave, Pennywise shows him his boat, Georgie didn’t hesitate to grab it, IT takes the boat away and grabs the boy’s arms and ripped his arm off.

When kids go missing in the town of Derry, Maine, the losers group try to solve this mysetery by themselves. Bill, Georgie’s brother will not give up until he has found a track of his lost brother. Along this journey, Eddie, Beverly, Richie, Stanley, Mike and Ben will help Bill out.

The kids have a great relationship besides the movie not being entirely scary, some scenes will freak you out due to IT’s appearance. The movie is more of a comedy than horror movie, which is not bad at all, there’s a great balance between terror and jokes, everything is well written. Each kid has a phobia or fear, and Pennywise knows it very well, sometimes appearing individually to each one of them as what they fear the most. The losers group are willing to face their fears and find Bill’s brother.

Based on a novel by: Stephen Kings
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård and Jackson Robert Scott
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