Part of my Halloween 2017 to-do list is to blog more about the things on the list as I complete them. So here I am doing it!
I am not a professional movie critic. I am a humble makeup artist who happens to be a die hard horror fan. So please just keep that in mind while reading this.
I will probably get a lot of flak for this but, for the most part, I really liked the movie. I love the direction they took Pennywise visually. I think they simultaneously made him more adorable and more frightening. As far as the story goes, I really liked that it went straight through their childhood experience. The back and forth from childhood to adulthood, is something that I don’t really care for in the original. I know a lot of people don’t care for this, but I really liked The Goonies/ Monster Squad vibe of the new movie. The one thing that really did bother me was the use of CGI. I am a practical makeup effects artist by trade, so when I see CGI that’s not executed as well as it could be, it kind of sucks me out of the movie and that’s what happened with It. Was it the worst? No. Could they have done better? Yes. Overall, I enjoyed it.
I rematched the mini series before writing this just to make sure I still felt the same way about it as I did prior to seeing the new movie. I do.
That is my honest opinion. What did you think of the movie?