In the Town of Derry, the neighborhood kids are vanishing one by one, abandoning grisly remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a gathering of seven children are joined by their frightening and interesting experiences with an underhanded jokester and their assurance to execute It.
I figured out how to win a review screening to ‘IT’ on the 30th of August, in Sydney. I had elevated standards for this film – and IT surpassed them.
The acting. Awesome exhibitions all round. The children had extraordinary science, and you truly trust that they were all awesome companions. It helped me to remember Stand By Me and The Goonies. Out of the kid on-screen characters, Richie (played by Finn Wolfhard) was my most loved and his jokes made the entire silver screen laugh out loud. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise is terrifying and truly creeped me out, however for me there was simply something missing about his character and I figure he wasn’t sufficiently given discourse.
A minor imperfection for me was that the plot was somewhat surged, in wording with the advancement of Mike (played by Chosen Jacobs), yet for an adaption from a book, they figured out how to consolidate the first material extremely well.
Generally speaking, it (no quip planned) was an incredible spine chiller film that kept me on the edge of my seat, with solid exhibitions.