MY RATING : ★★★★/5
I’ve always been sceptical with horror movies, because one I haven’t seen a good one yet. Two, I saw a horror movie once and it was spanish, that was one of my best experiences In my opinion and my own definition of horror, I’m sorry but American horror movie do not come even close in the horror section compared to Japanese, Thai or even Spanish. However, I was curious about IT movie and its phenomenon.
AND…It was really good, not because it was a horror movie, it was very good because it was the perfect suspense and thriller movie. But according to the screams on the movie theatre, I think the horror side was on point.
What is IT about? Basically Stranger Things with a lot more suspense and OMG-SCREAMING moments.
We have these children who are bullied by the tough guys and they are forming their own Loser’s Club. But Billy, one the boy has his brother disappeared a few years ago and is even more sensitive since there are a lot of children disappearances these last few days. While no adult in town would do anything, the kids are starting to see some hallucinations about strange things, supernatural and on top of it, a clown.
The plot is pretty solid, the movie takes time to show us every kid’s version of the story and their fears, their interaction and how they build up their friendship. The story behind Pennywise the clown is still unclear to me, but it is interesting enough for me to go and pick the book at the nearest library (hope it won’t disappoint me teehee).
The cast was absolutely BRILLIANT. The kids reflect each of their personality very well, each has their own vulnerabilities and insecurities while shine through their kindness love for each other. Can we have a huge thumbs up for The Pennywise actor?! His acting was ON POINT.I was impressed with his voice when he’s trying to talk to kid from the sewer. This scene:
Okay I can feel what y’all saying right now :
For the experience, it is worth it but of course please be aware of scary elements in this movie: the clown, his mouth, the blood (a lot of blood), the eating body parts moments. However you will also find romance, friendship, humour and a cool gang of kids.
People usually complain about the bad acting bad plot in horror movies but I think this one offers us a solid actingand a kinda well plot (I’m still skeptical about the clown origin so I might have to read the book to find out more.) Oh and, EVERY SUSPENSE ELEMENT WAS A.M.A.Z.I.NG. This will keep you on the edge of your seats.
P.S: We all know even with my big talk about how this is not a horror movie but if I see the clown in front of me in real life I’ll probably going to shit my pants.
Let me know if you consider going watching this movie or not 😉