That's the big takeaway from a movie that had some big shoes to fill, as it goes up against a previous adaptation, the 1990 two-night ABC made-for-TV movie that haunted anyone who grew up during that time. The sequence at the abandoned house, the slide show scene in the garage, and the final showdown with Pennywise is right out of a middle school kid's nightmares and some of the best constructed horror sequences in years.
"It" will be the biggest domestic launch since Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7), considering the opening week collections, if it actually ends its maiden week past $100 million.
"It" is based on a book by Stephen King, and within King's oeuvre, it's most strongly reminiscent of "Stand By Me", the movie based on King's novella "The Body", but "It" will really remind people of Netflix's "Stranger Things" (which definitely has a "Stand By Me" vibe). Visually, Muschietti keeps a steady pace, choosing to make it count when Pennywise strikes, putting more horror on display than the original did (or could). Like locusts, he benignly rests beneath Derry, Maine for the vast majority of time, emerging only occasionally to feast on the flesh (and fears) of the town's children: once every twenty-seen years, to be exact.
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With a career-making performance as Pennywise the clown, Bill Skarsgård has become immediately synonymous with the terrifying clown. They are subject to bullying by the tough older kids which gives off the vibe that a lot of 80s "coming of age" stories have. I don't care how small he is. "The first time when we were doing the camera tests when I saw Bill in full regalia, I lost it", said Barbara Muschietti. However, the makeup and the slight rasp he adds to his voice makes it much more menacing and evil than your average clown. Hardcore fans will find the story not all that true to the book.
Even though Skarsgard's performance was breathtaking, it was the performances of the kid actors that pushed forward an awesome coming of age movie that the audience was not expecting to see. "And I think that's what I wanted and that's where I want to go for the second one, to delve into the psychological and metaphysical spaces of this transdimensional being".