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IT Gets $13.5 Million In Thursday Previews

IT Gets $13.5 Million In Thursday Previews

The R-rated movie is based on King's 1986 novel, which focuses on a group of friends in a fictional ME community that battles the small town's demon as kids.

Final verdict: ' It ' Movie is a must watch movie, and it is amusing, scary, and heart touching.

But as more children disappear from the town, Bill and his Loser Club - Ritchie, Ben, Beverley, Stanley, Eddie and Mike - start to wonder why. His obsession with his brother's whereabouts is the driving force to pursue IT. Only together can they face the strength of Pennywise.

As fantastic as the kids are, the film hinged on whether or not Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise could live up to Tim Curry's iconic performance - and boy did he ever.

From the John Williams-style score to the ET-era Spielberg direction (there's even a bike with a basket on the front), it is a glorious tribute.

That's the big takeaway from a movie that had some big shoes to fill, as it goes up against a previous adaptation, the 1990 two-night ABC made-for-TV movie that haunted anyone who grew up during that time.

You're damn right it can. Confident in its baddie, the movie wastes no time in showing off Skarsgard's excellent depiction of Pennywise. Truly sinister half the time, grotesque and menacing for the rest.

Tim Curry's version of Pennywise the Clown is a cult favorite. In fact, the entire kid cast does well. And, most obviously, last year's Stranger Things - which borrowed heavily from King's novel - proved to be extremely popular, proving that there was a paying market specifically looking for what this movie could provide them with. It's like a sassy Goonies.

"It" is also fascinating because the scariest things in the movie are more mundane things. Watch it if you have any love for the horror genre. That is the easy part. We'll keep you updated as we learn more!

This is a proper coming-of-age film with scares attached, not a formulaic procession of set piece after set piece. "We know what the intent was of that scene and why he put it in there, and we tried to accomplish what the intent was in a different way".

If you thought Stephen King's menacing clown was terrifying in the pages of a book, to see his demonic antagonist reimagined on the big screen is truly the stuff of nightmares.

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