In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by
The bathroom sink sequence of the original 1990 miniseries had Beverley hear the voices of victimized Derry children not at all mentioned or seen throughout it's duration before the blood geyser, which itself only covered the bathroom sink and very little in splash back of Beverley herself. In this the voices are of previously forementioned missing children: Betty Ripsom, Ed Corcoran and Patrick Hockstetter. The blood geyser of this film also protectively expels and covers every inch of the Marsh bathroom and saturates Beverley completely - this depiction is more faithful to how the event is described in the book, when compared to how it was portrayed in the miniseries. See more »
On the last day of school, some girls pour garbage and liquid muck on Beverly in the bathroom. She uses her book bag to partially shield herself. A short time later, when she talks to Ben outside, Beverly and her book bag are clean and dry. See more »
After the main credits the It logo appears on screen but this time with 'Chapter One' added on top of it. This reveals the movies real name to us and also shows us that this is only the beginning. See more »
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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