It Review

Rohon Nag
  • 4/5
This movie FLOATS!

Stephen King is a great writer, but movies based on his books have been a hit or miss affair.

This year’s Dark Tower being a total miss and a proper flop…

The good news is IT is the HIT we have been missing for so long. This movie works on SO many levels.

As a horror film, IT has all the perfect elements, jump scares, creepy grungy dirty dark dank places, haunted house, kids being stalked by a monster/ghost. But it ALSO has something which Annabelle and Conjuring 2 was missing, a solid story and premise of friendship, comradery and the sense of adventure.

If you have seen Stranger Things, you will know what to expect from IT. That TV show was made by the duffer brothers who were DESPERATE to make IT for the big screen. So the similarities are numerous. Though IT is horror and stranger Things is Sci-Fi Adventure.

Coming to the Horror elements of IT, this movie had the entire audience grasping out loud is fear in some scenes. That is effective… VERY VERY effective…

The music, the atmosphere, the town of Derry (Maine) everything is setup to perfection as the events of IT unfold. The kid actors are pretty amazing and it will be sad to not see them again for the inevitable sequel.

So if you are a horror fan, this is the best horror film to come out in a LONG time. It’s better than the conjuring or insidious or any of the James wan films. It’s more fun to watch than just horror scares all the time, but the kids and their jokes do not overtake the seriousness of the film.

Rating: 8.5/10. An amazing horror adventure experience. For the fans of the books, this movie is different enough to be enticing, for the new comers to the story, nothing is lost if you haven’t read or heard of the book.

Conclusion: IT is a rare film, with a perfect blend of adventure, horror and thriller, its better seen in Imax or some big screen with Dolby ATMOS for full effect.

P.S: If you are scared of clowns like I am… you are in for a TREAT… Pennywise the clown is SCARY at times, downright insane in all the others… what a great performance, Visual FX and technique to bring this horror legend back to life in the most cinematic fashion yet…

This movie is fresh and different from traditional horror genre. Liked it.
Rohon Nag
nolan isnt the only smart director in the world , you know... besides, IT is doing exceptionally at the box office...
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