It (I) (2017)

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In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.


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2 September 2017 | Deo300
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| If you come with me, you'll float too.
I managed to win a preview screening to 'IT' on the 30th of August, in Sydney. I had high expectations for this film - and IT exceeded them.

The acting. Great performances all round. The kids had great chemistry, and you really believe that they were all great friends. It reminded me of Stand By Me and The Goonies. Out of the child actors, Richie (played by Finn Wolfhard) was my favourite and his jokes cracked the whole cinema up. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise is scary and really creeped me out, but for me there was just something missing about his character and I think he wasn't given enough dialogue.

A minor flaw for me was that the plot was a bit rushed, in terms with the development of Mike (played by Chosen Jacobs), but for an adaption from a book, they managed to condense the original material very well.

Overall, it (no pun intended) was a great thriller film that kept me on the edge of my seat, with strong performances.

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Release Date:

8 September 2017

Language

English, Hebrew


Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$328,828,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$701,796,444

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