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“It” series The Good, the Bad and the Evil Clown:
• Even the author of the book, Stephen King, is amazed by how good the remake is, and he certainly is not wrong.
• It is really hard to surpass a product which is already terrifyingly good as seen through the 80's miniseries, and the new "It" does not only do the first adaptation proud, it manages to be better.
• The movie sticks to the original's tricks and it doesn't scare you with loud in-your-face jump scares, but the use of lighting, slick cinematography and intricate shadow play, and these elements are what makes the film so intense.
• With the new "It", the millennials will have a whole new reason to fear clowns as Bill Skarsgard's delivery as Pennywise will truly haunt your nightmares, the same way Tim Curry haunted 80s and 90s kids.
• What's good about Skarsgard's performance is that he doesn't try too hard to emulate, imitate or channel Tim Curry's performance, he just does his own take of being a creepy clown and it works really well. Trivia:
• The movie has a large association with the number 27. The remake is released 27 years after the original television series. In the book, it is mentioned that "It" returns to the town of Derry approximately every 27 years. Jonathan Brandis, who played young Bill Denbrough in the original film, died at 27-years-old. This movie released one month after Bill Skarsgard's (Pennywise) 27th birthday. Cinema Online, 08 September 2017