By Rhayla Huff
As someone absolutely terrified of clowns, IT was quite a traumatizing experience. Bill Skarsgård succeeded in portraying Pennywise, giving him an eery resemblance to Heath Ledger’s Joker. When Skarsgård wasn’t onscreen, the child actors gave the movie an almost coming-of-age feel.
Richie (Finn Wolfhard) swore in practically every sentence and carried the show with sarcastic remarks and childish humor, making him quickly become one of my favorite characters. Beverly (Sophia Lillis) pushed the show forward completely, stealing the film and making it her own each time she was onscreen.
Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer), Stanley (Wyatt Olef) and Mike (Chosen Jacobs) were very interesting, but felt underdeveloped and without much characterization. They could have focused more on Mike, the only African-American in the film with a role of some importance, and Stanley, the Jewish scaredy-cat that seemed to be there for nothing but plot.
The ending was too predictable for my liking, and it was obvious which characters were going to die, but hopefully the presumed next movie will resolve these issues.
All in all the movie was a great one, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller.