I was originally going our to see Bladerunner 2049, but it was sold out, so we thought we’d try Thor, but that movie was sold out and has had bad reviews. So it was down to our 3rd choice.
Yes I admit that I had originally resisted seeing the remake of the Stephen King written, “It”. If you read the book, it reads as a story covering two eras and was quite scary with lots of little tidbits that make you want to leave the lights on in the room. The problem with Stephen King novels is that the supernatural is a very hard thing to translate to the movie screen. When the original was filmed in the 80’s I feel like the Director made many shortcuts and not only did I not find the movie to be scary, but I actually thought some things were so ridiculous, that I laughed.
Well I normally don’t like remakes, but I have to say this movie thoroughly surprised me. First, I was really scared. I kept curling up in my seat in anticipation holding onto my boyfriend. Secondly, I liked that they skinnied the movie down and focused only on the characters and their past in 1989. The movie ends at the end of summer and the leave the second half of the movie to Chapter 2. Yes they already are in production for the second half of the movie.
The film really allowed for better character development of each kid and I loved it. These kids were really put in very scary situations and the light little humor that the film allows was well done beginning with references to New Kids on the Block and other 80’s icons like Molly Ringwald. If you like to get your scare on every so often, ths movie will not disappoint.
I give this a 4 out of 5 erections.