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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Meet the Stars of Stephen King's 'It'

Learn more about the early career of Bill Skarsgård and watch the young stars of It reveal what it was like to see Pennywise the Clown for the first time while filming.

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17 December 2017 | Platypuschow
7
| It: Not as bad as I expected, not as good as they say
Remakes/reboots are a plenty at the moment and I'm "That" guy who gets angry whenever a new one is announced and It was no exception so naturally I went in expecting the worst.

Some remakes are direct scene for scene while others take the concept but go into business for themselves. It does a combination and for the most part it works.

With a solid Stand By Me (1986) vibe and turning the tale into a two parter we see the Losers club battle Pennywise The Clown and it turned over a nice profit at the box office and was met with critical acclaim.

I as expected do not understand the hype and am certainly not onboard but even I can't dispute that there are some real successes here.

It looks great, its well written and the young cast do a brilliant job. As for Bill Skarsgård I have to say, meh. It's not that he did a bad job, he's just performing in the shadow of someone better.

I'm a Stephen King fanboy at heart and I love both his works and most of the movie adaptations so I'm happy to see that this isn't a black mark on his record but do not want to see anymore remade.

Credit where credit is due, this is a well made feature but flawed in places and simply shouldn't have been made in the first place.

The Good:

Looks great

The Bad:

Yet another unneeded remake

Some weak moments

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The Jewish cap also makes a great frisbee

The writers took floating too literally

Clearly the rumours were correct, two boys in one film! For shame! #sarcasm

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Andy Muschietti stated in an interview that he specifically cast Finn Wolfhard to play Richie Tozier because he immediately recognized the shared similarities between Wolfhard and Richie in that Wolfhard too, had a burning need inside to express himself and be funny in real life just like the character Richie Tozier does.


Quotes

Georgie Denbrough: Sure I will not get into trouble, Bill?
Bill Denbrough: Don't be a wu-wu-wuss. I'd come with you if I weren't... dying.
Georgie Denbrough: You're not dying!
Bill Denbrough: You didn't see the v-v-vomit coming out of my nose this morning?
Georgie Denbrough: That's disgusting.
Bill Denbrough: Ok, go get the wax.
Georgie Denbrough: In the cellar?
Bill Denbrough: You want to ...


Goofs

While Pennywise is speaking to Eddie after just chasing him in the form of a leper, he raises his upside down triangle of red balloons. While cutting to Eddie and then back to Pennywise, you can clearly see Pennywise holding the string attached to the balloons, but, in the final shots of him speaking, the string is nowhere to be found; as if the balloons had magically disappeared. However, this isn't the case, as you hear and partially see all of the balloons popping after Pennywise has finished talking.


Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and Ratpac Entertainment logos are set amidst stormy weather and have an eerie glow around them, and a red balloon floats up beside the New Line logo.


Soundtracks

Dear God
Written by
Andy Partridge
Performed by XTC
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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