I’m going to cut to the chase. “IT” is a must see!
Is IT Scary?
No. At least, I didn’t think so. However, it’s extremely creepy and visceral. Pennywise is all about bringing your darkest fears to life, and every sequence that involved him had me on the edge of my seat. As soon as the movie starts, knowing poor Georgie’s eventual fate saddens me, but then to see him die in great detail messed me up even more. even though I knew what was going to happen, it was still a “WTF!” moment.
Did the movie stick close to the source material?
YES! OH YES! If you’ve read the “IT” novel, then you’ll appreciate how well the movie stuck to the book. There were some minor details that were either left out or changed, however, those minute details did not take away from the story being told in the movie.
This is by far the BEST Steven King adaptation to date. The acting was superb and BILL SKARSGARD’s Pennywise is right up there with Tim Curry’s version of the monster. “IT“ is definitely worth seeing in theaters.