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IT has been a mega hit already in the box office earning $123 million as of monday September 11 and has grossed more than $300 million total. It has a fresh score of 86% on Rotten Tomato.

IT is a remake to the original movie which is based off the Stephen King novel where it calls itself Pennywise the dancing clown that feast on children and feed off their fear. It has you on the edge of your seat the whole movie without you getting scared every 15 minutes. From the first 10 minutes of little Georgie getting his arm bitten off by Pennywise to every in the Losers club having all their own biggest fears brought to life, there is always something coming.

The movie does do a great job of adding in little moments from the kids that will make you laugh and give you moments of relief, but that doesn’t last long. Andres Muschietti, the director, did a great job of not just try to scare us with random jump scares. Pennywise came in at just the right times and right length to scare us enough and waiting fearing his next appearance.

IT will have you covering your eyes, but leaving a gap in your fingers so you don’t miss a minute. Maybe the best part of the movie is that it won’t have you scared to go to bed(at least for me) because Pennywise feeds off your fear so all you really got to do is not be scared, which may be hard for some. I’m saying this as if IT is real, but you get the point.

There is a couple things different from the normal horror movies. The first thing is the movie didn’t bomb. IT had the highest September opening ever of any movie. Also horror movies usually have no story and come out looking to only scare, IT has a story that has you wondering what happens next(adult version as in the original and the novel) and weirdly wanting more. Pennywise and The Losers Club are leaning away from the new era of horror movies and goes back to the classic style of character importance involved horror movies.

 

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