‘It’ meets viewer expectations

Juliet Suess

by Emma Limor ’21
“It,” a recent remaking of a movie originating from a classic Stephen King book, came to theaters on Sept. 8.  Blending horror and comedy, “It” achieves great reactions from its audience.
The film provides enough horror for people who love it and enough comedy for people who do not.
“It” tells the story of a group of young children in Derry, Maine.  When kids begin to mysteriously vanish, a group of brave children seeks answers to these disappearances.   As they find clues, they begin to have hallucinations of their greatest fears.  Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard), an evil clown, reveals himself in these hallucinations, insinuating that they would become his next victims.  Knowing that Pennywise will continue to murder, the children embark on a journey to stop him.
The main characters all have different backgrounds and thoughts, making them especially relatable and likable.  The movie allows viewers to experience a variety of emotions as it contains moments of joy, comedy and fear.  Although the movie’s main objective is to excite the audience, it presents a motif of camaraderie and bravery as these children suffer through and eventually stand up to different forms of bullying.
“It” is rated R for violence/horror, bloody images and language.  Viewer discretion is advised for younger students as explicit language is prevalent and some scenes are especially gory. Part II will be coming out soon.