IT (2017) – Movie Review
Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jackson Robert Scott, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Grazer
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 Maybe the original hasn’t aged well; maybe new advancements in technology would bolster the success of an outdated predecessor.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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