Who is ready for Pennywise's return?
The more clowning around "It" does, the less scary it is. Throw in acne and body hair; and a fear-sucking, child-eating, shape-shifting, demon clown doesn't seem that far outside the realm of possibility. One year after Georgie's supposed abduction, and the town isn't any closer to solving the case.
PostTrak information from comScore showed that audiences polled after the previews largely loved this latest version of Pennywise.
Before they could make their way into the theater, moviegoers had to go through the giant clown mouth and pass by Pennywise himself.
It is in these moments the film temporarily veers away from the blood-soaked horror, becoming a coming-of-age teen drama of sorts. In addition, newcomer Jack Dylan Grazer plays another one of the boys and does a skillful job of showing morality and standing up for one's beliefs, despite the absurd situation the children are in. Pennywise, who is keen to their fears, skillfully exploits what hurts each of them most. However, they are the only ones that can see him.
But for me, I'd like to go back to "Stranger Things". This version of Pennywise is a little different. Skarsgard was a ideal pick for the gig.
"It" also manages to be playfully hilarious, even as it terrifies us. Clowns are supposed to be amusing, that is why Skarsgard uses a goofy clown voice as well as different mannerisms that look like something a clown would do.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "When a film of this magnitude has so many young characters front and center in the lead roles, so much depends on the casting - and in this case, there's not a single misstep", and gave the film a full four star rating.
"There is depth and a change in Pennywise from the first scene to the last and there's a journey there, and I'm glad you said that and it resonated with you - that's exactly what I want people to feel, 'Wait a minute what is this thing?'" Skarsgard told Metro. Hardcore fans will find the story not all that true to the book. Everything the kids experienced was so believable and relatable. Andres Muschietti is directing the film. The film's R rating allowed profuse swearing, which made seeing a group of twelve to thirteen-year-olds dropping F bombs left and right a bit unsettling.
Playing on 4,130 screens in America alone, the film's making unprecedented money. It is not about a clown that preys on children. "It's a movie that deals with friendship and the power of confronting darkness together", the director explained. "IT", in fact, is also loaded with unexpected humor, which takes the edge off the otherwise terrifying narrative.