Director: Andy Muschietti
Stars: Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Jeremy Ray Taylor with Jackson Robert Scott and Bill Skarsgard
Review: Stephen King has given us some of the most twisted, horrifying and enchanting stories ever imagined, and the film adaptation of IT is no exception. I was never overly excited for this movie, I wasn't a King fan, had never read one his books. That had no effect on how much enjoyment I had from watching this movie. IT is undoubtedly a horrific story, but the movie adapts it so brilliantly it becomes an entertaining experience. Pennywise is one of the most terrifying things I've ever watched. And while watching it, for so,w reason I wanted more of the dancing clown. Bill Skarsgard just grabs you instantly with his performance and director Andy Muschietti uses the character just the right amount of times. IT is a story of our young heroes from Derry. There all very engaging and relatable, without a doubt a testament to brilliant performances from all the child actors. Not once did I find them cringe or unbelievable. IT has been receiving an abundance of praise, yes it's a great movie. But really, it's nothing unique or special. The horror tropes are predictable and sometimes you just start laughing because of how absurdly tense it is. But I don't see that as an issue. Every aspect of this movie was executed perfectly. We cared about our characters, we were immersed into a story, we were scared, and not to mention the technical aspects. Special effects, cinematography, soundtrack, all brilliant. Most importantly, IT leaves you wanting more, even after a big showdown that pays off. Overall IT is a movie that you squirm at, laugh at and are intrigued by, all a credit to director Andy Muschietti's vision.