Early reactions to It praise Stephen King film: ‘Totally terrifying,’ ‘scary as sh–‘ – EW.com

Director Andy Muschietti had a daunting task: take something as beloved as Stephen Kings It, which already has an iconic feature-length adaptation, and craft a modern cinematic retelling that, if successful, will bring about a Part 2. While reviews of his Itfilm still havent dropped, we have the first sign that Muschietti and Warner Bros. have a hit on their hands.

Journalists who saw an early screening of It are writing their early, spoiler-free reactions on social media and they are overwhelmingly positive.

I think its one of the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made, EWs Anthony Breznican wrote. Beyond killer clowns, It also delves into the grief & anger kids feel when they realize those who should love & protect them do the opposite. These are themes in Kings stories that filmmakers often ignore. But the best adaptations figure out theyre the most vital part.

Fandangos Erik Davis described it as creepy, bloody, super funny, adorably romantic and hands down among my favorite movies of the year. Phil Nobile Jr. of Birth.Movies.Death called it a very handsome, polished execution of a story you know inside out, while Colliders Haleigh Foutch answered the question on every fans mind: yes, its scary as sh.

Others deemed It a carnival funhouse of a film, spooktacular, and totally terrifying, but also amazing fun.

Based on the first half of Kings novel, It introduces a new generation to The Losers Club, a group of junior high school outcasts forced to face their worst nightmares when they are terrorized by a demon clown known as Pennywise, played here by Bill Skarsgard (Netflixs Hemlock Grove).

Producer Roy Lee explained last year, Were taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But its gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.

If It proves to be a box office monster, as some critics believe, then the second chapter cant be too far off. See the early reactions below.

It will hit theaters on Sept. 8.

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Early reactions to It praise Stephen King film: 'Totally terrifying,' 'scary as sh--' - EW.com

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