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It (2017)

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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by Emma Chapman

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Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419, 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$327,468,838, 12 December 2017
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Trivia

Bill Skarsgård had admitted that he was so into his performance as Pennywise that he would have constant nightmares during and after production. See more »

Goofs

When Bill visits Georgie's room he picks up a green Lego turtle which later breaks on the floor. Green Lego brick other than plates for building structures on, or 1/3x1 plates did not exist in 1988/1989. Lego's reasoning behind this is they didn't want children building tanks from the bricks. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hanlon: Bill!
Beverly Marsh: Let him go!
Pennywise: NO! I'll take him! I'll take all of you! I'll feast on your flesh as I feed on your fear... Or... you'll just leave us be... I will take him. Only him, and I will have my long rest and you will all live to grow and thrive and lead *happy* lives, until old age takes you back to the weeds.
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Bill Denbrough: Leave!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros./New Line Cinema logos are darker than usual, have an eerie glow around them, until it starts storming around them, with a red balloon floating beside the NLC logo. And the Ratpac logo takes place on a cloudy and raining background. See more »


Soundtracks

You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
Performed by New Kids on the Block
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Where was the tension?
8 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I think the film was good, but didn't really live up to expectations. I didn't find it that scary. Admittedly, one of the jump scares worked on me but otherwise I never felt any dread looming in the pit of my stomach. The film is gorier than the mini series. That's for sure. And I liked that updated aspect, but nothing particularly shocked me. There was quite a bit of special effects that just were not very good. And I think that's a big reason why I just wasn't very scared.

The other dumb thing I want to mention is that sometimes the characters fell into predictable horror movie tropes. Its just kind of silly when they've already been scared by Pennywise many times. Knows this all "isn't real" and yet will wander off by one of the missing kids going "Come here". I mean, really? You're going to fall for that? I think what does save this film are the performances. Bill does a good job with Pennywise. However, he does lack the charm that Tim Curry had. But those were always going to be big shoes to fill. (Clown pun not intended). The kids though were amazing. In particular Jaeden Lieberher (who played Bill) and Sophia Lillis (who played Bev) were the standouts. I also want to give a shoutout to Nicholas Hamilton (who played Henry) for managing to make me feel empathy for a bully. Finn Wolfhard (from Stranger Things) plays Richie who is meant to be the jokester of the group. And Finn does well with that character. I just wish the writers had laid off from the jokes some of the times. You're supposed to be building tension and it kind of gets ruined when he opens his mouth to make a joke about period blood or whatever.

I see the potential in this film. And I think it could have been really good. I just think they spent too much focus on "shock value" rather than building on an atmosphere.


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