The reboot of Stephen King‘s classic horror movie “IT” was finally unveiled after much teasing and preview. Starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise who preys upon kids of a small town called Derry, the movie successfully sits on top of box office for two weeks in a row. “IT” got $123.4M on its opening week and the strike continues onto the second week. It beats other strong contenders like Darren Arronofsky’s psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, “Mother!”. We finally got a chance to watch the Andy Muschietti’s directed movie on theater. Fret not, this film guarantees you to shit your pants if you’re a coward. We’ve compiled five solid reasons on why you should not watch the first chapter of the movie (it is planned to be split into two series).
1. You should not watch “IT”, if you’re afraid of clowns
90% of the film is filled with clown in the form of a monstrous dancing clown named Pennywise. This clown is not even funny or cute looking, it is downright creepy and scary. Bill Skarsgård successfully enlivens the spirit of Pennywise, and with the help of make up, wardrobe, and CGI, this is the scariest version of Pennywise to date. Beating out the old film version and the series’ version. From the dialogues down to the motion of Pennywise, the character portrays a perfect fictional monster character but as well as a real psychopath. Not only Pennywise, you could also see other clowns in all forms on one scene in this film. So, if you’re 100% anti-clown, this movie is not for you.
2. You should not watch “IT”, if you’re not losers
This movie is certified losers friendly. The characters of the kids played by Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richard Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, and Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon can be said as a gang of losers. Their friendship and bond get stronger with the appearance of Pennywise and a bully named Henry Bowers. You will find yourself cheer upon this group who prove to be brave in opposite to their “cowards” label. You could identify with the struggle this character experience in daily life like having awkward situation, being a secret admirer, being taken care of their parents too much, and many more. Albeit losers, they are strong if they are together.
3. You should not watch “IT”, if you love children
The film started off with the disappearance of Georgie, who is the little brother of Bill. He was atrociously taken away by Pennywise, the dancing clown while he was chasing his paper boat. Children, in this movie are the ultimate prey of the enemy and you would not bear to see them suffer if you love kids. They are either abducted, eaten, or beaten up before ‘floating’ with Pennywise. These innocent children keep disappearing one after another, following the pattern of Pennywise’s resurrection in every 27 years. In all seriousness, it should be adults who are taken away since the adults in this movie are rather annoying, creepy (yes, we’re talking about Beverly’s father), control freak or simply ignorant.
4. You should not watch “IT”, if you’re prone to heart attack
This movie to some is not considered scary, the type that makes you always flinch over the tiniest sound at night after you got home from the theater. But it is the type of horror movie that surprises you out of nowhere. Especially with the zoomed in cinematography and running and chase scenes which always successfully made our hearts skip a beat. You’d better find something (or someone) to grab and hold on to when the surprising scenes appear!
5. You should not watch “IT”, if you are impatient
This movie only show the first chapter of the novel by Stephen King. The fate of the villain in this movie is not clearly elaborated in the end, so we are left hanging. It is said that the children will grow into adults, and the satanic cycle is back again after 27 years dormant. Some impatient viewers went as far as protested Stephen King himself by tweeting him, only to be replied with a classic clapback. Yeah, yeah, we probably should consider reading the novel to find out the fate of the children and the dancing clown. The second installment of “IT” is planned to be out on December 2019 with the same director. However, they are now tasked with difficult decision to cast the adult version of the children. Do you have some actors in mind to play the adult Beverly, Bill, or Ben? 2019 seems so far away already, but we can wait!
Don’t want to wait for Part 2 of IT, the movie? You can always read IT, the book. Just sayin’.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 11, 2017