IMDB Rating: 7,9/10
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director: Andy Muschietti
Writer: Stephen King
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
For some people, It is not unusual for someone who has never thought that this horror series does have previous versions that aired many years ago. 27 years ago exactly 1990 years ago, a TV mini-series from one of the best legendary novelist of all time Stephen King published one of his most scary novels and the most difficult to manufacture due to a complex story that contains ambiguity. If seen not as frightening as The Shining or other Stephen King horror novel, maybe this could be as interesting as horror movies in 2017.
“It,” tells about children in town of Derry always disappeared one by one because of the terror of a clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) who is actually a demon that can change shape and appear every 27 years. In his action, Pennywise hunts a child by exploring their fears and phobias by entering their consciousness. The presence of Pennywise has led a band of children to join in searching for Pennywise presence which also happens to Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) who is curious because his younger brother has suddenly disappeared.
It is a movie that can be said this film is a film with a very deep impression, especially for those who love the horror-themed movies. Indeed when compared with 1990 version will be worse by 2017, when compared with the use of costumes, visual effects, and others. Andy Muschietti created a version of himself that also all worked very effectively and never far from the original source. Andy Muschietti even make things improve compared with previous versions.
It tends to emphasize more of the traumatic and fearful sides of our childhood that the audience never imagined. Intelligently, this film injects with a combination of light-dark modd which is fairly smooth. The impression is fairly creepy but presented with a very cold. There are a lot of flaws that exist in this film mainly visual effects and cinematography that looks a little defective, the story of this film is also spelled out very thick like the movie Stand By Me and Stranger Things. Just a collection of bully, very weak children, the romance of children, bromance, and their curiosity about the mysteries that surround them. It not only keeps its audience focused on the horror theme but it brings more personal touches such as fear of loneliness, bullying, racism, sexual harassment, and so on. But of course this movie is packed so well that there is no explicit element.
Overall, It is not an adaptation of Stephen King’s best novel when compared to The Shining or The Thing. But, hopefully the director has tried to make a version that is very clear and much better than previous versions. The Dark Tower also lost when compared with this film. In fact, both films are also the result of the adaptation of Stephen King. It manages to create a masterpiece that everyone can watch.