R | 2h 15min | Horror, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language
The first sequence is classical example of US horror film. In which, the evil clown suddenly and naturally appears, and it victimizes the kid who drops his toys into drainage passage on a rainy day in the local city of US. We not only easily grab the setting of the evil clown and what he wants. It is a typical bogie man story who eats and kidnap kids who are afraid of it.
It(2017) proves effective use of VFX, CG animation is to crate what traditional acting or camera working or editing technique can not achieve. This film actually avoided overused VFX and CG animations (CG is not an editorial work but it’s computer animation).
Moreover, it recovered or tried to revive the core spirit of 1980s’ Goonies or Stand By Me to the certain extent. This is also well accepted and understandable.
The evil clown is typical Boogieman, and it has common feature with Freddy. And it is scarier than the latter.
I appreciate the legitimate and efficient structure of this film. It is the best horror film of 2017!
Director: Andy Muschietti
Writers: Chase Palmer (screenplay by), Cary Fukunaga (screenplay by)
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
Country: USA | Canada
Release Date: 8 September 2017 (USA)
Also Known As: It
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada