Review: It (2017)

Before everyone gets their undies in a bunch, this isn't going to be a review that draws a comparison between It and It. It's just not it. 

Okay, puns aside, let's talk about the evil frigging clown.

Ho.

Lee.

Hell.

I hate clowns, and that's partly (totally) all Tim Curry's fault. Tim Curry was The Grand Wizard in 1986's The Worst Witch (Yes, that's the movie that rendered it impossible for me to not give a death glare to the entire Harry Potter series). THE NEXT THING I KNOW, he's a frigging killer clown. I mean... sonofabitch! I can't catch a break!

I think that's probably what makes the It remake so great - Bill Skarsgård.

Homeboy, let's talk. Because you seem like a wicked normal, sweet, chill-looking dude. You'd be a bro I'd hang out with by a campfire or something.

BUT THEN THAT MAKEUP BRO!

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OH MY GOD. ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?!

For real, the makeup for Pennywise was done by some expert people, helmed by Sarah Craig who is a BADASS and did some seriously amazing things in the Dawn of the Dead remake.

The storyline is as similar as one can get to a miniseries. There's the Losers Club and the evil clown.

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There are so many jokes thrown in to lighten the mood, and it's actually very necessary. I have been dying for the past several years for a scary movie. Like, I want to be scared and not know what's going to happen next because of lazy writing. I've wanted to feel that vibe you get when you leave the theater after a wicked scary movie and you feel like you're being watched (Just me? Well, whatever).

This movie irked the absolute bejesus out of me. I haven't been that rattled in a long time and it's the absolute best thing ever to go into Halloween season with a boss ass horror movie like that.

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And get this: Apparently, there was a whole sequence that was an origin story for Pennywise. And that might be something that Bill Skarsgård says might be in Chapter 2. He sat down with Variety's Playback Podcast, so check that out here

There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]. The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one. The idea is the ‘It’ entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.
— Bill Skarsgård
I'm really not blowing smoke here. This was SUCH a great remake. I honestly pooped my pants loved it. That being said, I give the It remake the end all be all the best standing ovation in recent history:
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What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

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