2017 remake of Stephen King’s It

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2017 remake of Stephen King’s It

Gianna Meyers and Delena Meyers

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It, a movie based off Stephen King’s famous novel, just released to theaters September 8, crushing every industry expectations in its path. The movie It opened up to a 117.2 Million, demolishing all records along the way. For weeks, movie markets have been dead, leaving movie-viewers needing something new and exciting; It delivered on that.

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are going to face their worst nightmare: the shape-shifting evil clown that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s lonely children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. The “Losers Club” (the social misfits who must overcome enormous fears to protect their town of Derry, Maine) adds many comical scenes between the scary story of Pennywise to lighten the mood of the thrilling plotline.

The unknown man under all that makeup was Bill Skarsgard, otherwise known as Pennywise. Bill talks on a tv show and began to explain that the clowns frightening smile in the movie was a thing he began to do to scare his brother. The producer felt that the children actors in the scene should not see the clown until the first scene filmed. This gave the producer a realistic reaction from the actors. A current student, Kylie Duby, that went to see It, share her thoughts on the movie. “I thought they did way better in this one. Rather than the original movie, the director did a good job choosing a cast much like the ones in the book.”

Andy Muschietti is the director of It, also well known for the movie Mama. The producers of the film David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith decided to make the film into two movies. The film screen writer team had a difficult time balancing acts to pull off with this first film, but they manage to leave the door open narratively while giving the audience a sense of closure.  This movie has many wanting to see more,  the theater will be raving with inpatient viewers for the sequel.