HIYA READERS! What a nice post? You wanna read it bad? Well come into the sewer to read and … you’ll float too. You’ll float too. You’ll float too. YOU’LL FLOAT TOO. We all float in what I am about to tell you in my review for Stephen King’s adapted novel: IT: Chapter One.
IT Chapter one is set in the eighties, following a group of children who call themselves the ‘Losers Club’: Bill Denbrough, Eddie Kaspbrak, Stan Uris, Richie Tozier, Ben Hanscom, Mike Hanlon and Beverly Marsh. These group of kids come together to defeat an evil threat known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The children, each with their own difficulties, unite in order to help Bill seek what happened to his little brother Georgie.
Focusing purely on the film, it was a great watch. Bill Skarsgård’s performance as Pennywise was certainly unique and special. His performance will certainly be as memorable as the Tim Curry one. That is without saying either one is better because they aren’t. They both are amazing in their own ways. However he does certainly place you in a tense atmosphere with his smile, drool and gruff voice. The voice was exceptional and I truly getting the feeling of coming face to face to Pennywise not Bill Skarsgård. ALTHOUGH I am not going to deny I do have a weird crush on Pennywise. Then again it is bad because he did kill children so it’s a weird thing.
The visual effects were amazing and really helped to bring elements of Stephen King’s novel to life. The symbolism of the red balloon was precise and exact and once again helped to make Pennywise creepy. Bear in mind the film did have two-three jumpscares but it was not an all around scary film. The film did make you feel tense and feel goosebumps. The film prepared you for the jumpscare, which I think for a film like this is a bit disappointing. A film that uses fear should involve sudden moments of jumpscares as it really helps to get the element of fear clear to the audience.
The plot was great and similar to the Tim Curry version and the child actors were amazing. Jackson Robert Scott in particular really did bring a authentic essence to Georgie and playing him as well Pennywise was perfectly balanced for a actor aged eight so great work Jackson! I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Losers Club and felt the character development was strong that I was empathetic to these characters rather than being hostile and it is important to have that in a movie like this.
I enjoyed the film what I enjoyed more was the memes that came along with it. There is this scene where Pennywise starts to do this goofy dance and on YouTube, many people have proved that Pennywise can dance to anything and he certainly has. He has danced to popular songs like ‘Despacito’ to the classic meme songs like ‘Never Gonna Give You Up”
Click on the link and watch the entire playlist because honestly they are the funniest best thing to come out from the film. I would definitely recommend watching this film because it is well made and one should appreciate the art.