IT (2017) – Movie Review

IT (2017) – Movie Review

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Year: 2017
Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jackson Robert Scott, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Grazer

Written by Corey Hughes

Movie remakes, whether you like them or not, have become a ubiquitous force in the film industry, pushing away originality in favour of rehashing a cult favourite.

It seems that it’s the horror genre that continuously fails to resist the temptation of replacing originality for a simple remake. Sometimes it works (see Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead or Carpenter’s The Thing), but more often or not they remain in the shadow of their predecessors. Yet on a rare occasion a remake makes sense. Maybe the original hasn’t aged well; maybe new advancements in technology would bolster the success of an outdated predecessor. Enter Andy Muschietti’s ‘IT’.

The original 1990 two-part mini series does not hold up in today’s current climate. Re-visiting Tommy Lee Wallace’s 3-hour…

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