“It” (2017) Review: The Terrifying Monster of the Town of Derry


IT (2017) Review
Directed by Andy Muschietti

There are lots of reasons this year for horror fans genre to celebrate, and the 2017 version of Stephen King’s It is an addition to that.

Based on Stephen King’s novel, It has an effectively scary monster portrayed by an effective actor. Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the most horrific, disturbing way possible. The way he talks, the way he moves, he clearly was determined in making the audience terrified in their experience watching the movie.

But the film isn’t just about the scares. There is an emotional story in its core, a story that anyone can relate to. The film is about loss but it is also about what we have, our possessions. The ones that we still have and the ones that are there, friendships that are waiting to bloom.

It may come off a bit convoluted because of its numerous protagonist but the film’s story progresses not through its characters, the bigger picture here is what is happening in the town of Derry. The dramas from home to school, to outside the school, the horrors, the moments of friendships and maybe romance.

It is a story of a town. The people in it and the secrets of its history. There is much to it than just the scares. It may not be as scary as the previous horror movies but the film is fun, it gives this “horror movie for the gang” feel and it will definitely give you more than enough reasons to be terrified of clowns.

7 It


3.5 stars

“It” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

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