Review: IT


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Timia Cobb, Staff Writer

The new adaption of the 1990 TV miniseries IT has been released and is better than ever. In 1990, the miniseries had to be rated PG-13 because of TV policy, which limited Stephen King’s image he had for the film. Even though the 1990 miniseries was PG-13 it was very mentally disturbing and still even scares me to this day.

When going to watch the 2017 version, I had thoughts of how it couldn’t compare to the horrifying original film, but I was proven wrong. The 2017 version is gory goodness mixed with jump scares, and has an emotional plot line that will keep you interested. The new release has been rated R for very good reasons. It allows Stephen King and his fans to finally see the full book in all of its sadistic bloody glory without anything holding anything back.

I had a very clouded judgement when it came to comparing Bill Skarsgård to the great Tim Curry, but Skarsgård filled the shoes of Curry amazingly. He presented himself as a sadistic killer clown so well that I don’t think I’ll be able to look at him the same. Yes, there were moments when I believed Skarsgård went overboard with Pennywise’s character and did not balance his craziness well with calm collected creepy, which you see Curry did well with. Overall, he delivered the role amazingly and I look forward to seeing him in other movies.

IT is outstanding and is worth the watch. To me, it is one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in years.