‘It’ movie doesn’t live up to hype

By Katherine Cox
Staff reporter

 

Author Stephen King is notorious for having books that will keep you on your feet and even have you jumping out of your seat at times. His book “It” was recently remade into a movie. While it is not the first movie based off of this book, it caused a lot of excitement among people on social media. If one were to watch the trailers for the movie, they would possibly feel the fear that King goes for when it comes to his productions.

I was personally very excited for this remake movie directed by Andrés Muschietti since I had seen the original and read the book many times. After watching the movie in theaters, I left feeling very unsatisfied and let down. The trailers made it seem as if the movie would constantly keep watchers on the edge of their seat, but I found myself dozing off a handful of times. Don’t get me wrong, there were some parts that got me, but overall the movie was made out to be a bigger deal than it really was.

Seeing Pennywise the Clown, also known as “It,” for the first time definitely got my attention, but after he appeared on the screen a few more times he wasn’t really that intimidating anymore. I think they produced this movie a little too modern for my liking. A lot of the graphics seemed extremely animated to me and I was more surprised by that than I was by anything that happened in the film.

I don’t think that this was the best on-screen version of the story that was portrayed, but at the same time, I’m not sure I would not recommend this movie to someone else. I think it could appear as a good movie for someone who has not seen the original or has not read the book, someone with no background knowledge of the story. I wish I wouldn’t have wasted $8 on a ticket to a movie that really let me down, but I wouldn’t take that chance away from anyone.

Based on a lot of posts by different people on the internet, the movie so far has a 50/50 vote on being good or not. Although I may not agree with the people who are against me, I can’t blame them for not knowing any better.

Katherine Cox is a freshman majoring in early childhood education. You may contact her at katherine.cox2@sckans.edu.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally published in Volume 130’s 1st edition of The Collegian. To see past Collegian archives click the following link:http://scupdate.org/collegian-archives/

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