It

Sep 08, 17 It

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 7

SYNOPSIS:

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.

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REVIEW:

Nerida:

Not being the biggest fan of horror, what persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: “I wasn’t prepared for how good it really was”.┬áHe’s not wrong.

As someone who has read the book, “IT” is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.

It’s a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original’s tricks; it isn’t filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it’s perfectly suited for those who like horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.

And if you have never liked clowns before, you’re going to hate clowns even more because Bill Skarsgard’s performance as the new Pennywise will haunt your dreams for the next few weeks after you’ve watched this movie. What I appreciate about Skarsgard is that he doesn’t try too hard to emulate or imitate or channel Tim Curry, Skarsgard does his own take of creepy. And because Pennywise is pretty much invincible to a certain extent, you’ll see him pop up in the most unlikeliest of places meaning when you least expect him, that’s when he’ll scare you to your core so brace yourselves for surprises around every corner. Another reason why the timing of this movie’s arrival could not be more perfect is because today’s visual effects compliment Pennywise’s limitless abilities and so director Andy Muschietti and his crew have the creative freedom to not only realise some of the scare points in the book but they managed to also go beyond that. “IT” goes for massive, it goes for bold, it goes for bloody, not a single boring minute. You will laugh, you will scream, you will have nightmares, hands down one of the best horror movies ever made.

 

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