Sunday, 16 June 2013

Film review - Stephen King's IT

IT is one of my favourite Stephen King novels and this is a pretty good adaptation, except for the end, but we'll get to that. The flashbacks of the childhood memories work best and Pennywise the Clown is an excellent character. Tim Curry plays him well, he's evil and funny and pulls the arms off children.

Like most of King's stories it does a great job of portraying strange small towns. The story of the life of the kids with the ups and downs also comes across well.

Unfortunately the end boss fight spoils the film somewhat. After Pennywise the reveal is a disappointment. With this the film highlights King's greatest weakness, he can't write endings.

Still this is an entertaining film and has some excellent horror moments.

By the way, I've seen some complaints that the disk doesn't include the second part (it's a long film), the disk is double sided, so just flip it over for the concluding part.

More horror from the King of the chilling story. A group of childhood friends must reunite to combat a mysterious threat which they had thought was long since buried. Lurking in the shadows, and preying on their innermost fears, IT prepares to strike again.

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