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Published by John Pappan on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00pm
I've seen a lot of horror movies in my day but none have hit me as hard as Stephen King's It did. I recently just watched it and I'm already planning another trip to go and see It again. In this blog, there will be no spoilers so you don't have to worry about me telling you what happens to little Georgie at the beginning or what happens at the end.
In my second semester last year, I read the book It by Stephen King after I found out that it was going to be made into a movie. I have read much of King's work in the past, but I never decided to tackle the 1153 page book that was It. But I'm so glad that I decided to read the book because it was amazing. The characters in the book feel so real that you get lost in the pages and before you know it, your already half way through the thing. If you are a fan of Stephen King or the movie, both the original and the new one, I highly recommend that you pick up this book and dive into it.
When I first saw the trailer for the new movie, I was a little concerned because of how long the book was. So much goes on in the book that it would be impossible to fit everything into the movie but once I watched the movie, I was shocked at how got it really was. The acting was great and the pace was just right for all the scenes, the monsters were scary without looking fake, Pennywise was as creepy as he should be, and they didn't try to fit the whole book into one movie. This movie was just the first chapter and I can't wait for the second one to come out in 2019.
One of the things that I thought was cool that they did in the movie instead of the book was set the time in 1982 instead of 1953. I think they decided to do this because Pennywise would rest or hibernate for 27 years before he would return again. I think they changed the year so that they could give the movie a more creepy vibe by being in the modern time which could help the viewer be drawn into the movie more.
If you're scared of clowns, or werewolves or whatever, don't just not go to this movie because of that. It is more than just horror. It is a story about friends sticking together to fight evil. And if that's not enough to convince you to go then you'll miss out on Richie's hilarious and witty comments throughout the whole movie.
All in all, I thought that the new It movie was amazing and should be seen by anyone that loves horror or Stephen King. If you haven't seen It already, I recommend that you do it or Pennywise might come after you. After all, he is infinite, ageless, and immortal.