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"It" (2017) Film Review
You Will Float Too...
"It", is a fantastically made remake of the 1990 TV mini series adapted from the Stephen King novel.
The effects, sound, cinematography and visual are all first class! I did have the pleasure of seeing this on a huge cinema "xtreme screen" which just added to the theatre of such a technically brilliant film. From the wide sweeping camera angles over the small town of Derry to bathroom walls filled with blood to the underground sewer scenes where the demon resides and casts his frightening illusions on the young children, it sure takes the viewer on a spellbinding ride!
The colours, the music and the costume all capture the 1980's perfectly, coming from someone who grew up in this era it certainly reminded me of a few things..and made me feel a little old ;).. and the make up.. well just alone on Pennywise the clown is nothing short of creepy and expertly done.
While the film kept me constantly on the edge of my seat, I tend to appreciate a good horror film that picks and chooses just when at the right moment to surprise a viewer with a sudden fright and in my opinion while "It" did do this, I think there were too many times of this film tool and becomes a bit overkill and predictable.
The kid actors are all on point with their characters, displaying all ranges of emotions, particularly being scared out of their wits but also moments of braveness particularly from Jaeden Lieberher as Bill. For me the standout performer was Sophia Lillis as Beverley with her charm that captivates the boys attention to the nervous tensions of an unsettled family life. Skarsgard is right creepy as Pennywise the clown..
Take your journey down and you'll float too..
"It" - 2017
Director - Andy Muschietti
Cast - Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis.