IT (2017)Itnote is the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 horror novel of the same name directed by Andrés Muschietti. The film tells the story of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. The film will depict roughly half the book, focusing on most of the childhood events of the main characters. Set in 1989, the story begins when a young boy named George 'Georgie' Denbrough disappears after the sudden arrival of a mysterious clown named Pennywise. Georgie's older brother, Bill, is left distraught by his disappearance, and after an encounter with Pennywise, looks for the help of six other outcasts who have had similar encounters with the clown and its other forms. The seven work together to find out the truth about this shapeshifting creature - which they dub 'IT' - and see if they can rescue Bill's missing brother. The movie is an adaptation of the parts of the novel that are about the Losers as children, scheduled to be released on September 8, 2017. A sequel based on the parts of the novel about the Losers in adulthood (with flashbacks to their childhood) is in development, with one of the film's writers slated to return and a projected 2019 release date.
Actors of "IT (2017)"
Characters of "IT (2017)"
Directors of "IT (2017)"
Creators of "IT (2017)"
Cary Joji FukunagaBirthdate: 10 July 1977, Oakland, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "IT (2017)"
New YorkerSeptember 11, 2017
The movie is not terrifying but blandly edifying; its scares, foreshadowed as if by telegram, are delivered less effectively than its life lessons.
TIME MagazineSeptember 09, 2017
Doesn't cut very deep and isn't very scary.
Tribune News ServiceSeptember 08, 2017
It's such a great performance that you wish Muschietti had eased up on the CGI and just let Skarsgård do the talking.
Village VoiceSeptember 08, 2017
Even those unfamiliar with the book might wonder why this kids-only manifestation of IT feels strangely toothless on the horror front.
New York Magazine/VultureSeptember 08, 2017
This new It has more on its mind, and gives more body and voice to King's ideas of childhood anxieties and the corrosive power of fear.
San Diego ReaderSeptember 08, 2017
Horror's power here does not come from monstrous imagery, but from the encounter with evil... Muschietti seems to miss that, going for teeth over terror from the get-go.
We Live EntertainmentSeptember 10, 2017
It makes me nostalgic for when I used to get scared by movies because I don't anymore... But man oh man, It captures how it feels to be a scared child.
Creative LoafingSeptember 10, 2017
A respectable addition to the King cinematic canon.
The Ooh TraySeptember 10, 2017
It works well as a roll call of childhood fears.
The Patriot LedgerSeptember 10, 2017
"IT'S" bark is worse than its bite.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsSeptember 10, 2017
Another Stephen King novel made into a film that looks good but fails to deliver the chills his readers must have felt.
Daily Express (UK)September 10, 2017
Muschietti serves up yet another tale of a group of misfit BMX kids riding around a small town America trying to solve a mystery.
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