A beautiful adaptation of King's novel, IT captures the magical quality of the novel that its predecessor, and many Stephen King adaptations (excluding Stand By Me), miss: the magical, hopeful, vibrant, and youthful quality of adolescence, combined with the gravity of growing up and oncoming adulthood. Combined with Bill Skarsgård's amazingly creepy performance as Pennywise, this is an amazing coming-of-age movie and a suspenseful horror movie all in one.
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Wish people would be more quiet in the theater
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Sep 7, 2017
Nearly every scene builds to some kind of climactic jump scare.
IT is better than The Dark Tower in every conceivable way. And beyond the inevitable comparison, it’s just really good. Scary good, even. The new IT is narratively coherent, mythologically complex, and above all, fun. Yes, fun.
Writer: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, Stephen King
Release Date: Sep 8, 2017
Runtime: 2hr 15m
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.