It has become very popular. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, and an iconic 1990 ABC miniseries, It has been talked about often in the school.
It is not a remake of the 1990 miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise. Instead, it is a reinterpretation of the book, made to be even scarier than the miniseries. It has become one of the highest grossing horror movies of all time and many critics have praised the movie. Mike D. said, “The movie was a good representation of the book. This is because they closely followed the strings laid out perfectly by Mr. King in a prodigious manner that will surely won’t be overpassed anytime soon.”
Out of 250 responses, 128 students, or 51.2%, had seen the movie. 48.8% said they had not seen it.
51.7% of students gave the film a rating of 4, while 38.5% of students gave it a 3. 4.2% of students gave it a 2 and 5.6% gave it a 1. Most students in the school do like the movie. Liam D. said, “Overall I think it was a great movie and stuck to the main plot, but the overall storyline wasn’t completely like that of the book.”
10.8% said that they had read the Stephen King novel It. 89.2% haven’t read It. Finally, students were asked if they thought that the movie was a good reinterpretation of the book. Jack B. said, “It was a representation of the book. Stephen King is a very violent and vivid writer. ” Kacy C. said, “Of course the movie won’t be exactly like the book, but I feel as though it did a very good job of staying true to the novel and even building off of it in an interesting way.”
Noah C. said, “It conveys the key plot points and even the author says that it’s his favorite adaptation.” Stephen King has stated that he was surprised by how good the movie was.
A sequel to It, focusing on the Losers Club as adults, is set for release sometime in 2019.
Feature image from It Twitter account.