You should always check out this blog, its great. See this film too if you can, REALLY SCARY.
I need to tell you something before we get too far into this review.
Are you ready?
I have not read the Stephen King novel It.
Also, I haven’t watched the 1990 miniseries in full since I was but a wee lad– although I returned to watch a number of scenes on YouTube to refresh myself. It’s my opinion that reading source material should not be a necessity to enjoy a film, but, rather, knowing the source material should enhance your enjoyment of the cinematic interpretation– if it’s good, that is.
Okay, we’ve gotten that out of the way.
Despite my lack of preparedness, Andy Muschietti managed to craft a compelling piece of film that had me hooked from start to finish. It’s even more impressive when you take into account the tortured past that this iteration of the beloved Stephen King manuscript has endured. After cycling through three writers…
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