I liked very much that IT takes place during the time I myself was a kid. Was very much taken w/ many of the details that grounded it squarely in the period (love that Young Fresh Fellows poster!). I also responded to this notion of childhood as perilous and very much embattled. Pennywise was far less relatably disturbing than the parents. I generally found the typical-of-our-time "horror" tactics very tiresome.
would be kind of nice to see a major motion picture that isn't simply a bunch of shit you already know you like because you saw it already when you were a kid, strung together purely by charm. this was fine though
It's all very well explained in the article below, so I won't even bother once again, repeating the same story over and over again. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/it-movie-stephen-king-beverly-marsh-story-change-book-difference
And please, fellow screenwriters who adapt novels like this one: GROW A PAIR. Of boobs, of course.↴
i genuinely enjoyed IT, the characters were great and penywise got a good amount of screentime.
I don't understand how something can look silly and be scary at the same time. this is the first time where I feel like I'm scared but also kind of laughing. Pennywise looks kind of silly, but some of the scenes were scary. Not "shit your pants" scary, but very unsettling.
10/10 for the gazebo joke alone
**1/2. A digest of 'Carrie', 'The Shining' and 'Stand by Me'. It could have been called 'The Young Girl and the Blood' as, all in all, Sophia Lillis's emerging womanhood appears as the catalyst of this story meant to scare kids, teenagers and neurotic adults. Almost already forgotten.
While nothing revelatory, the cast is exceptional, and it looks pretty. The scare tactics do quickly become predictable and repetitive, resulting in a draggy climax. I also wish the excellent Skarsgård had more time to actually act; Pennywise is reduced to CGI all too often. Its greatest sin is the treatment of Beverly, who is sexualized mere minutes after we learn she's being abused by her father.
The film gets away with the jokes and the lighter moments because, well... they are kids. Let's see how Part 2 will delve into their adult lives, now that the stakes are really high. Pennywise is cool and scary but for me the true horror lies in Derry's human habitants: people who won't defend a child being bullied, creepy parents, the dread of existence in a small American town. Nice update of the 1990 miniseries.
[c/João R.] '"I don't need these. They're GAZEBOS they're bullshit!" [he meant Placebos] (in Portuguese they translated 'gazebos' into 'piaçabas') I died from laughter right there. The Carrie/Shining moment where a geyser of blood tsunamies the bathroom. The upward spiral of trash surrounded by the floating dead kids. Poor Georgie getting snatched +THE best depiction of the late 80s Ever!(Sorry Spielberg) Love ad ∞▽