Movie Review: IT (2017)

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Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence, rape, incest, pedophilia, child abuse, gaslighting, bullying, homophobia, sexism, racism, homophobia, stalking, animal abuse, antisemitism, child sex (eww), and worst of all, CLOWNS!!!!! The move itself also contains jump scares and possible seizure inducing sequences. Damn that’s a lot of triggers!

Oh wow, another movie review, and this time it’s of something that isn’t a Chinese cartoon and it’s actually popular, how unexpected isn’t it! Well yeah, I’m not much of a film buff, but I did see IT and I must say, I was quite impressed with it. No I am not going to be making any IT puns. The key reason I am deciding to make a review is simply because I was impressed enough by it that it prompted me to, I had no plans of making any movie reviews otherwise.

For those unaware, IT is based off Stephen King’s 1985 novel of the same name, and is meant to serve as a closer adaptation than the 1990 miniseries. I have not read the novel and am only familiar with key events via a Wikipedia plot summary. I HAVE seen the miniseries though, albeit it was probably about 5 years ago. A lot of people seemed to have found the miniseries to be notably scary; I was not one of those people. Maybe these people watched it when they were younger, but not me.

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