It [2017]

‘It’ is a horror film based on Stephen King’s novel written in 1986. The movie, directed by Andy Muschietti, tells the story of 7 bullied kids who decide to unite against a monster [taking the appearance of a clown] that haunt children in their town.

This movie is probably going to be on my ‘September Favorite’ post because I think this is the best horror film I’ve watched this past year.

Let’s start this review with the plot: I think the story is very interesting, intriguing, it builds up well and it is well constructed [I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if it was well adapted]. I liked the rare comedic moments in the film, I liked the fact that they gave glimpses of the clown’s past [it made me look forward to the next film, this one is chapter 1] and I love the fact that there are supernatural elements. Moreover, the fact that the main characters are children makes the movie even more stressing and fun at the same time. Even though the children’s personalities are sort of stereotypical, they have distinctive personalities that make the story more dynamic.

Concerning the acting; I LOVED the performance of Bill Skarsgård [aka the clown], he plays the clown so perfectly well, his acting is so believable and vulnerable [he is not afraid of how he looks on camera]. On top of that, you don’t feel like he is just acting like a monster, you feel like he IS Pennywise [the clown] and that’s scary. I also was impressed by the performance of the kids, I think their acting is very believable, they explored many facets of their characters and delivered their intentions/desires very well. 

Visually, this film is great [not breathtaking though], it was really well-shot, and I spotted a great cinematography and production design which reflect the mood of the film and emphasize the horror scenes [check photos below] [for example, the low angle on the clown to highlight his power or the dutch angle to represent uneasiness, madness or desperation]

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I think the soundtrack is the cherry on top of the cake because it is just amazing and makes the film even more enjoyable. The music shifts from being magical to creepy in order to really set the mood of each scenes.

In conclusion, man up and go watch this movie because it is great.

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31 Comments

  1. September 8, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Hopefully have the courage to watch this next week. Great review as always!

    • September 8, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank youu for reading!! I hope you enjoy the film

  2. September 8, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Thanks for the review. I plan to go watch the movie in theaters with my Mom. Ironically she wouldn’t let my sisters and I watch this as children!

    • September 8, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Hahahah well i hope you have a good time❣️and i hope u’ll like the movie

  3. September 8, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I’m so excited to go see this movie!!
    Besides that, I’m also trying to buy the book because I always like to compare.

    • September 8, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Ouuuh if you read the book let me know if the movie is a good adaptation!! Enjoy the film!!

      • September 8, 2017 / 12:37 pm

        I will! And thank you.

  4. September 8, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I’m borderline terrified of this movie. The previews legit give me nightmares. Yet, somehow, I think my brother will find a way to drag me to see this (in the daylight, of course) when I go home in a couple of weeks. Ha ha. Clowns… that’ll be a no from me. 😉

    • September 8, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Hahahahahha yes it’s a scary one but really worth watching!! My sister is also scared of clowns, like so scared!!!

  5. September 8, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    To be honest, I expected this movie to be way scarier as I’m not someone who gets scared easily in movies and this was hyped up to be terrifying; however, I still absolutely loved it!
    I think the storyline and the kids great acting skills made it so worth it. It’s definitely the type of movie I would watch over and over!
    Great review! 💕

    • September 9, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Yes it’s not the scariest movie out there and i don’t mind it, i think the story is the most important!! Thank youuu

  6. September 9, 2017 / 11:08 am

    i’m watching it this week i can’t wait!! Such a great review too 😘xxx

  7. September 9, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Omg I am seeing this Monday or Wednesday… My sister said it was the scariest film she has seen and that is saying something. It’s pretty ironic as I just did a post about sleeping… How i’ve finally managed to sort it out.. After seeing this will my sleep be affected.. That is the IT question ahaha

    • September 9, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Hahahahah it’s not THAT scary so don’t worry but the story is great, and the special effects are amazing. The clown is so creepy!! I hope you enjoy it and i hope your sleep wont be affected 😂

      • September 9, 2017 / 3:40 pm

        OK I will just sit back and enjoyyyyy..! I enjoy scary movies tbh but then so does my sister eeeeek! Excited to see itttt

  8. September 10, 2017 / 2:42 am

    “it” was filmed around the area where I live in Ontario, Canada. I want to see it for mostly that reason although I do enjoy Stephen King movies but not his books.

    • September 10, 2017 / 6:11 am

      Oh that’s cool!! Well i hope you enjoy it

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  10. September 11, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    It movie is my favorite movie now of all time. I’m glad I got to see it Friday night…everyone in the audience was scared and laughing at the kid with the glasses. He made the movie. hahahahaha!!! And let’s not forget ‘Pennywise’ is creepy. The actor that portrayed him did a great job.

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Hahaha i found the kid with the glasses annoying 😂 but the kids make the film fun. The actor playing the role of the clown is SO TALENTED!!!

  11. September 12, 2017 / 3:16 am

    Anndd that’s as close as I’ll get to seeing the film probably 😛 Barely watched the original and this one just looks terrifying. Thanks for the review!

    • September 12, 2017 / 7:30 am

      Hahahahahha!! You’re welcome, it is amazing though!!

  12. September 17, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I live in Orkney so it takes ages for new films to arrive to our cinema but it is arriving soon and I am so excited to see it. Loved the first one so hoping this one will do some sort of justice. Loved the review! X

    • September 17, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Stephen King said that both movies are amazing!! So hopefully, you’ll like it!! Thank you xx

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