It is a remake of the 1990 TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s book.
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. A group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
Basically It is about a killer clown with supernatural ability to pray on kids who lives in the sewer.
First thing I noticed about the movie is that it looks very much like Netflix’s Stranger Things. Stranger Things has similar premise where a kid disappeared and group of friends united to look for him. Only difference is that Stranger Things has sci-fi elements to it and this movie is a horror. Also I believe one of the cast, Finn Wolfhard, is from Stranger Things.
Just like Stranger Things, the main characters are all kids, so there are bit of innocents portrayed in the movie. Because of all the main characters are kids, the movie doesn’t look scary even if it involves bit of children violence. Also there are some sub-story between each kids. Each kids are all outcasts kids and they are struggling to fit in. Also there is bit of kids love triangle romance in the movie.
In terms of horror, the movie isn’t really scary. Most of the scares are cheap CGI scares. The opening scene is very dark and creepy but rest of the movie feels like another episode of Stranger Things. Also it is bit frustrating to see that the killer clown doesn’t really follow any rules. Some of the things that clown does doesn’t really make sense to me.
However, being a fan of Stranger Things, I enjoyed the movie. But because of many similarities between Stranger Things, the movie wasn’t very original and bit predictable.
Performance of the all the kids are excellent and the killer clown is creepy. The Killer clown, Pennywise looks much better in this movie comparing with original It. It is more creepy and evil.
Ending is bit predictable but satisying. It perfectly sets up for sequel.
In the Nutshell
If you like the show Stranger Things and killer clown, this is perfect movei for you. I give 4 out of 5 stars.
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Genre: Kille Clown
Rotten Tomato Rating: 85% / 85%
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