Can’t Live With ‘It,’ Can’t Live Without ‘It’

Catherine Goodheart, Social Media Director

Usually a remake or a sequel of a movie never does as well as the original, but It is a game changer.  Director Andy Muschietti, also known for directing the horror movie Mama, has succeeded in captivating audiences around the world once again. His unique camera angles make the audience feel like they are walking around  with “The Losers” in Derry, Maine and seeing their own biggest fears come to life through Pennywise.

The movie opens with the well known scene of the beloved main character Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) giving his little brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) a paper sailboat on a stormy day over the summer so he can make his boat ride the water in the gutters on the streets.  Everything is going great until Georgie hits his head and is unable to catch up to the boat. The “S.S Georgie” falls down into the gutter and as he is peering in to see if he can get it, a clown with bright blue eyes that glow appears.  He introduces himself as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) and asks him if he wants his boat back. Derry, Maine will never be the same after the events that follow for Bill because Georgie goes missing.

There is much more that I would love to write about this movie and the plot, but I don’t want to reveal too much.  This movie was phenomenal, to say the least, and the cast only improved It.  The cast was picked so well for the roles of Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), and many more. These actors made the movie because they were able to adapt the characters ever so slightly to fit their own unique, childish, and goofy personalities. Also, since the movie is Rated R, it was able to get a much closer feeling to the book since there were less limits on cursing, blood, and adult topics.  It is not only a horror movie, but it allows you to peer into the lives of middle schoolers in a realistic way; they weren’t overdoing it on the cursing, but did it enough to make them sound like normal kids who know to be respectful around their parents and let loose when alone.  I give It 10/10 and highly recommend that you go see it while it’s still in theaters…unless you’re afraid of clowns.  


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