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!
Trenton Turner (US) says
“Shut Up Ritchie!”
Pennywise is back for another adaptation to terrorize kids whom he feeds on and audiences across the globe. IT 2017 was an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel which was directed by Andy Muschietti and music composed by Benjamin Wallfisch. The film roughly takes place around ’88 and ’89, but the film mostly focuses on the summer of 89. Pennywise is a shapeshifter that can basically turn into anything depending on the child’s fear because that’s what he eats off of. In this case your fear. Bill Skarsgard does an amazing job on his performance as Pennywise, he makes the audience wanting more for his jump scares on screen and the way he portrays Pennywise as an Demonic Figure that you can’t escape from. Not alone anyway.
Bill who is played by Jaeden Lieberher, still recovering from the loss of his younger brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) in which he goes into questioning if he is missing or dead? The other main protagonists are Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Richie (Finn Wolfhard), Stanley (Wyatt Oleff), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer), and Mike (Chosen Jacobs). They are all a part of the “loser’s club”, being targeted by the bullies and Pennywise. The bullies are Henry (Nicholas Hamilton), Patrick (Owen Teague), Belch (Jake Sim) and Victor (Logan Thompson). They each play their own significant role for a certain amount of time on screen especially, Henry.
Let’s just say Pennywise and Henry don’t play well with others. The most memorable moments in the film are the ones that actually count if its swearing an oath, arguing with your friends, building friendships, battling your enemies/fears, navigating your way through disgusting sewers and running away from Pennywise. Lets just all agree that nobody wants to “Float” because if you do go have an argument with smart mouth Ritchie that will probably last for hours. IT 2017 is another good adaptation Stephen King fans have been waiting for, it puts the horror genre back in place and is worth the 2 hours and 15 minutes it has for you with an amazing well picked out cast.
lelaina vanness (Reno, NV) says
IT (2017) is a great remake and well set from original story by Stephen King.
Seeing this movie in theatres seats were filled for a week night. Overall it was a creepy, and good October binge movie.
To begin with, the plot taking place in a small town Derry, starring seven high school kids working together. The story had well plotted history to back with evidence explaining where Pennywise came from and how he is there now. After Billy lost his little brother Georgy to Pennywise the dancing clown in the beginning of the movie; the kids started to search for him fighting, finding he only had tricks to scare them.
The characters Billy took more of a main roll since his brother was taken by the clown. He showed more drive to get rid of Pennywise. The characters playing the part, All the kids faced the clowns tricks and by the end of the movie found that believing in what is true and who their real friends were never let his tricks get to them. All characters were dramatic enough for the part and each worked with their parts well playing their parts.
Special effects in this movie were intense. With the paranormal, possessed, and abnormal movement of Pennywise brought the creepy distortion of the clown to life making it look real. The clowns tricks were done well with making the kids believe something that isn’t real; having the Jewish lady in the painting coming out chasing Stanley in the church and having a creepy, pale, and deformed face to put him right where Pennywise wants him.
Overall IT is a good movie to see in the fall for scares. First, it had creepy jump scares, humour (even though you might be looking for the funny part), the characters weren’t bad and played the drama part well, and the clown will stay in your thoughts because he was great for the creepy story.
Michele (Utica, NY) says
While the movie It as a good movie per se it was not all that scary. The plot was good, acting was good and cast were great. I had more laughs trying to predict what the kids were going to do. I had a couple ah ha moments when It showed up at Beverly’s apartment and welcomed the kids into the house. Henry faced It courageously trying to get justice for Georgie. The scariest part in my opinion was when Georgie’s arm was ripped off. I actually compared the original movie and found the earlier version scarier.
Linda Lawrence says
This movie has a big lesson for people. It shows that sticking up for what you believe in, comradeship and perseverance pay off. And the good guys win in the end.
Sumit (New Zealand) says
IT is a movie directed by Andy Muschietti who previously directed the horror movie, MAMA. IT movie is based on Stephen Kings novel of the same name. the movie generated lots of buzz with it s trailers and were highly anticipated.
the movie tells the story of a group of the school friends who were haunted by a clown who is coming after them with the things they fear the most. the film starts with a boy went missing on a rainy day. Then after few years his brother Jaeden Liberher still believe that his brother is alive and in his summer break with his friend trying to find his brother and fighting with his deepest fears. The time of their holidays trying to find his brother who went missing with his group of the friend called losers and they get bullied more often.
The movie is quite intriguing from the start. It’s one of the most entertaining horror movie ever made. The whole cast gave a brilliant performance. Jaeden Lieberher gives an honest performance the way he stutters and shows the change of emotion seems very real. Finn Wolfhard the actor who was appeared in Netflix show stranger things delivered a stellar performance and makes u laugh every time he appears on the screen. The CGI work on Pennywise the clown is quite amazing.
The way they shot this movie looking like it’s being shot in 1990,s and looks quite beautiful. AND IT’s entertainment value makes it a must watch with stellar performances and beautiful story that keeps you interested till the end.