What is it about?
Based on a Stephen King’s novel, “It” is a gruesome tale of growing up in a crappy little town called Derry. Growing up in Derry includes but is not limited to:
- surviving sociopathic bullies
- dealing with fucked up parents
- getting an “H” engraved on your fat belly with a knife
- listening to “New Kids on the Block”
- slaying sheep
Oh yeah, and a homicidal clown who wants to eat your ass. And not in a good way.
The kids are terrified and brought on the verge of a mental breakdown, but they still go forward and confront It. I guess after years of enduring merciless bullies and crazy parents, a nightmare-inducing clown from hell ain’t shit.
Considering how dark the story is, the movie is rather funny, with lots of witty banter and hilarious insults. It’s like “Goonies” but with far more blood and teeth.
The main characters are very well picked and they’re just as I was imagining them when I was reading the book. Which, by the way, I highly recommend. You wouldn’t believe how much deeper it is. You’d need a TV-show with 6-7 seasons to give “It” proper justice.
Of course, the older generations, such as myself, will immediately compare it to the original, the scariest movie of my childhood. That motherfucking clown gave me nightmares.
It’s been a while since I last saw the original, but it seems to me the story, characters, and the atmosphere are pretty much the same. Although, I feel like It (2017) is much scarier. Maybe it’s due to better special effects and higher production value. Be sure to check out the original and see for yourself.
There are plenty of scare moments so if you or your girlfriend/boyfriend/grandma are easily scared and tend to jump every time they see a bloodthirsty clown, be sure to hold your pop-corns tight! No need for them to get hurt in the process. They did nothing wrong!
I give “It” 8/10!