Fear takes on a new yet familiar name in the highly anticipated film It. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the novel of the same name by
Stephen King, this movie focuses on the terrifying entity known as Pennywise. A monstrous clown who abducts children in the town of Derry, Maine,
a group of kids known as The Losers Club must band together to stop the entity before it kills them. However as the clown brings their worst
nightmares to life and hunts them down, the group of bullied kids find their friendship tested and everyone’s life is on the line.
Actor Bill Skarsgard brings the terrifying clown Pennywise to life, and after seeing this film I can confidently say that he is absolutely
terrifying. The actor does a great job of presenting the monster as an almost demoninc entity who preys on the fears of young children and remains
invisible to the town’s adult population. The inhuman mannerisms and movements of the clown sent shivers down my spine, and made this the most
scary film of the year, not to mention of the most terrifying films ever made.
The actors who portrayed the Loser’s Club was amazing. Each of the kids brought humor and deep emotion to their roles, from the wise-cracking
Richie (Finn Wolfhard) to the traumatized Beverly (Sophiha Lillis) and the heartbroken leader Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), this cast was one of the
best group of individuals I’ve seen on film. The classic 80’s horror movie theme mixed with modern day CGI scares made this an instant hit horror
film, but these actors brought the heart of the story from the classic Stephen King novel to life in a way no other adaption has done before.
The tragic backstory of each character is brought to light as the monster preys on them, and they soon discover that by opening up to one another
and fighting together rather than alone they may just have a chance to stop the monster from killing any more children. On a mission to find
his missing brother, Bill leads the Loser’s on a mission to find the source of the Clown’s misdeeds and stop it before it’s too late.
Overall this was a phenomenal film. The directing was spot on and the script brought this story to life in a wonderfully eeire way. I laughed,
I cried and I jumped out of my seat several times as the clown who has become synonomous with terror danced his way onto the big screen, and
with a shocking finale scene that leaves the door open for the eventual sequel, chapter one of the story of It came to a satisfying close. If
any horror movie had a shot at getting recognition during awards season, this would be the one. The movie as a whole was perfect and if you only
see one horror movie this year, Stephen King’s It is that movie. Be sure to see this film in theaters now!
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Bill Skarskgard as Pennywise
Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough
Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozer
Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh
Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom
Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon
Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kasprak
Wyat Oleff as Stanley Uris
Nicholas Hamilton as Henry Bowers
Runtime: 2h 15min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller