Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Supernatural horror directed by Andrés Muschietti. It (2017) centers on a group of kids who are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a seemingly invincible, shapeshifting clown called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries and who terrorizes the town of Derry, Maine every 30 years. Pennywise exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey.
Bill Denbrough: [making a paper boat] There you go. She’s all ready, captain.
Georgie: Thanks, Billy.
[he hugs Billy]
[after losing his paper boat down the sewer, Georgie looks down the drain and sees Pennywise holding the boat]
Pennywise: Here, take it.
Bill Denbrough: When you’re a kid you think the universe revolves around you. You think that you’ll always be protected and cared for. Then, one day, you realize that’s not true. Because when you’re alone as a kid, the monsters sees you as weaker. You don’t even know they’re getting closer, till it’s too late.
Ben Hanscom: Derry’s not like any town I’ve ever been in before. People die or disappear six times the national average, and that’s just grownups. Kids are worse. Way, way worse.
Ben Hanscom: Derry started as a beaver trapping camp.
Richie Tozier: Still is! Am I right, boys?
Mike Hanlon: My grandfather thinks this town is cursed, that all the bad things that happened in this town are because of one thing, an evil thing.
Richie Tozier: Hey, Eddie, these your birth control pills?
Eddie Kaspbrak: Yeah, and I’m saving it for your sister.
Richie Tozier: I hear the list is longer than my wang.
Stanley Uris: That’s not saying much.
Eddie Kaspbrak: I think it’s great that we’re helping the new kid, but also we need to think of our own safety. I mean, he’s bleeding all over and you guys know that there’s an AIDS epidemic happening right now as we speak, right? My mom’s friend in New York City got it by touching a dirty pole on the subway, and a drop of AIDS blood got into his system through a hangnail. A hangnail! And you can amputate legs and arms. But how do you amputate a waist? You guys do know that alleys are known for dirty needles that have AIDS, right? You guys do know that?
Eddie Kaspbrak: Who’s sneaker is it?
Richie Tozier: It’s Betty Ripsom’s.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Oh, s**t. Oh, God. Oh, f***! I don’t like this.
Richie Tozier: How do you think Betty feels, running around these tunnels with only one frickin shoe?
Georgie: Bill, if you’ll come with me, you’ll float too.
Bill Denbrough: Georgie.
Georgie: You’ll float too. You’ll float too. You’ll float too. You’ll float too!
Georgie: We all float down here.
Creepy Child Voice: We are watching you!
Richie Tozier: [referring to Beverly] I’m sorry, who invited Molly Ringwald into the group?
Richie Tozier: [referring to Beverly] Hey, I wasn’t the one scrubbing the bathroom floor and imagining that her sink went all Eddie’s mom’s v***na on Halloween.
Bill Denbrough: She didn’t imagine it. I saw something too.
Richie Tozier: You saw blood too?
Bill Denbrough: Not blood. I saw Georgie. It seemed so real. I mean, it seemed like him, but there was this…
Eddie Kaspbrak: A clown. Yeah, I saw him too.
Richie Tozier: Wait, can only virgins see this stuff? Is that why I’m not seeing this s**t?
Bill Denbrough: [looking at a map of Derry] Look, it’s all connected by the sewers. It’s where It lives.
[the photo slides automatically keeps changing]
Bill Denbrough: What happened?
Mike Hanlon: Bill!
[the photos keep changing to slowly reveal It’s face]
Beverly Marsh: Turn it off!
Richie Tozier: [to Henry] Go blow your dad, you mullet-wearing a**hole!
Bill Denbrough: Look, you don’t have to come in with me, but what happens when another Georgie goes missing, or another Betty or another Ed Corcoran or one of us? Are you just going to pretend it didn’t happen like everyone else in this town? Because I can’t. I go home and all I see is that Georgie isn’t there, his clothes, his toys, his stupid stuffed animals, but he isn’t. So walking into this house, for me, it’s easier that walking into my own.
Bill Denbrough: If we stick together, we win.
Eddie Kaspbrak: You know what these are? They’re gazebos! They’re bulls**t!
Richie Tozier: I told you, Bill. I f***ing told you. I don’t want to die. It’s your fault. You punched me in the face. You made me walk through s**tty water. You brought me to a f***ing crackhead house. And now I’m going to have to kill this f***ing clown. Welcome to the Loser’s Club, a**hole!