Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Film No. 66 (2017) It September 14th.

Film No. 66 (2017) September 14th.  6:30 PM Greater Union Event Cinema,  Innaloo.

"Cause when you're alone as a kid the monsters see you as weaker, you don't even know they're getting closer". (Voice over of Ben in the promo trailer).

The classic Stephen King novel IT gets a lavish make over for the screen. The issue for me is, what is the essence of IT? Is it made in the mould of Stand By Me (coming of age) or Halloween (slasher horror)? King's novel told the story of a community trapped in a trance while coming to terms with its children going missing. His imaginative writing captivated his readers as only King can. This cinematic interpretation leaves little to the imagination then tries too hard to shock. The young cast along with Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise captures humour, dare and expectation exquisitely however. The box office so far would suggest my criticisms are unfounded. Follow the queues and make up your own mind. 6GUMS.    

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