How fitting that director Andy Muschietti (Mama) introduces a new generation 27 years later, since that's how often the supernaturally evil clown visits Derry, Maine to frighten and feast on kids. She hates them. She can't even watch Eric Stonestreet do Fizbo the clown on "Modern Family". Bill's quest to find Georgie brings the group closer, but also leads to their inevitable showdown with Pennywise.
Brian Truitt of USA Today concurs, "The infamous clown is plenty freaky, though it's the youngsters, bursting with hormones and one-liners, who make It one of the better Stephen King adaptations". The first has arrived to rave reviews and tells the story of the Losers' Club when they were kids.
Skarsgård's Pennywise is featured a little too heavy throughout the film to build up the fear of his character, but he no doubt has the power to make your palms sweat.
Over the course of "It", that group of buddies will come to include Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff) and Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis). The movie begins with Georgie meeting Pennywise at a sewer grate.
The entire cast is great and the young kids keep the film light and amusing when it needs to be.
A few months after his disappearance, Georgie's brother Bill (Jaeden Lieberher-who was outstanding in 2015's "St. Vincent") is wracked with guilt because he's the one who sent Georgie out in the rain alone on that fateful day. They'll also have to steer clear of the homicidal clown as they pursue a high score. IT movie features Bill Skarsgard playing the Pennywise along with the bunch of children. In this year's version of It, we get a totally fresh look at the story because of the kids. Not only does it redefine the horror genre, but it's so layered, smart and brilliantly scary.
"I'm so excited to see - if they do this, I'm so excited to see who they cast". Following the kids lives and seeing how they grew through their fear was great, apart from the scary aspects. But it never forgets to scare the crap out of you.