Well I’ve just seen the latest Stephen King adapted film which is the IT remake. It was surprisingly a very very good movie. I loved it. Of course, in the film there were minor changes and a few things were left out from the book but not bad. For the most part, though, the film was pretty faithful from the book. I was astounded on how close the movie was to the book. I don’t want to talk about details of how different the film is from the book ’cause I don’t want to reveal spoilers. This film was definitely 10x’s better than the 1990’s mini-series version with Tim Curry playing Pennywise. In this 2017 big-screen version, it’s a lot scarier.
Was I scared watching the movie? No; I wasn’t scared at all. The reason is that I’ve been watching horror films almost all my life, so I’m used to watching dark and creepy films. Of course, I used to be scared to death watching them when I was a kid. Now I see horror films as just entertainment for me.
I thought the cast did a good job playing the characters from the book. I’ve just finished re-reading the book earlier this summer just so I can be reminded of the story. I thought the new film was very entertaining all the way through as I wasn’t bored one bit. This is how today’s horror films should be. Most horror films these days has been nothing but slasher films without any plot at all… well this film is not some typical slasher film at all. Yes, there is plenty of gore throughout the new “IT” film but at least this film has a plot to follow. I like horror films with a plot.
I thought this film was the best Stephen King adapted horror film in a long time. Most Stephen King horror films are garbage but there are a few good ones out there like: Kubrick’s “The Shining”, “Firestarter”, Stephen King’s “Cat’s Eye”, “Creepshow”, “Needful Things” and “Pet Sematary”.
I thought the new “IT” film was great and I’m already looking forward to part II. In this film, the Losers Club were just kids and they’re gonna be full-grown adults in the next one. I wonder who the cast is gonna be for the Losers Club for the next film? Are they gonna use big name stars? It’ll be interesting to see who they’re gonna play the adult versions of Bill, Ben, Mike, Richie, Eddie, Mike and Stan. They’re gonna have to find adult actors who looks like the kids in the first movie which shouldn’t be a problem for them. The actress who plays Beverly Marsh in the 2017 version reminds me of Amy Adams, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they actually get Amy Adams to play Bev in the sequel.