Thursday, September 7, 2017

It Movie Review

Bill SkarsgÄrd stars in It

New Kids on the Block

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: New Line Cinema's horror thriller "It," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

"The sewer is a fun place to play... with all your friends." Not exactly Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, is it? Muschietti takes children's programming to new depths in It, a 135-minute marathon of chills and thrills, that any sane parent shouldn't let their kids see (think Super 8 meets A Nightmare on Elm Street.) Extreme bullying, murder and sexual innuendo... Take your pick: It's all there (and often in graphic detail.) Then again, it comes with King's personal stamp of approval; so who am I to judge? Overlong (by 30 minutes) but clever, creepy and destined for box office gold/sequels.

Grade: B