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Film Review – It (2017)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers no nonsense reviews that are meant to educate as well as entertain.

32 Responses

  1. Pamela Baker says:

    Never been one much enthralled by clowns – your review makes one want to really see “IT”. I just subscribed as I find your reviews (or the few I read) are honest without all that “hollywood babble” that is only trying to sell a movie – no give a review that makes one want to know every character.
    Looking forward to more reviews in the future!

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! I’ve attempted to give honest, straight-forward reviews that just give you more info on whether or not you should see the movie for yourself. I’m glad they’ve had some positive effect on you!

  2. karenjo46 says:

    I’m watching this tonight!!! I saw the original movie longggg time ago and loved it. Hopefully I’ll enjoy this one.

  3. I only skimmed through (as I have yet to see the movie, I am hoping the week coming I can get to a showing) but I didn’t notice anywhere mentioning that it WAS NOT a remake, which A LOT of people think it is. maybe you could go back and edit it to note that as many people won’t see a movie if it is. Its not a reboot or redo either.

    also I included a link to your review in my upcoming review. (I usually try to add one or 2 reviews before I read them so my readers know I’m not being biased

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! I don’t think that note is a big deal, if people want to see it, they’ll see it. Judging that the movie broke the record for a September opening, I’d say it’s doing just fine lol

  4. Thanks for another great review. I will say this movie was definitely anticipated by many. It killed in the box office, but I will say horror movies of this substance are supposed to have some level of fun to them. While I wasn’t scared in the least by Pennywise, I’m sure if I encountered him on the street it might be a different story. I try to put on a brave face. I hope to never have the actual encounter. I agree there wasn’t enough Pennywise’s face/body to really scare anyone deep down minus the kids/teenagers. I did not like his head moving back and forth. This did nothing for me. It still was enough to make me want to see the second part. Cheers and have a great day.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Totally agree with you there! I wonder since the second part of It is much less interesting than the first half they might choose to focus on Pennywise which could be verrrrrrrry interesting!

      • I hope they do focus on Pennywise or revamp the second half like no one’s business. I was thinking the other day what it might be like for Pennywise to age just a tad. They definitely need to make it worthwhile in terms of his demise at the end, if they go that route. My roommate said the TV series had actors that tried too hard to be funny. It will be interesting to see what happens.

      • Nick Kush says:

        The second half of the miniseries is bizarre. There’s out of place sexual tension and downright horrible acting lol

  5. I absolutely love how you write as if you are having a conversation with someone. It definitely makes your dissection of the film easier to understand for the audiences planning on seeing it.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! That’s what I try to do, just keep things casual! I always hate it when reviewers try to discuss film with flowerly language. They end up losing the audience by trying to sound smart lol

  6. Awesome review! I saw the film last night and pretty much agree with your conclusion. I’m hoping this will spark more creativity in the horror genre. Please check out my review (https://nerd-feed.com/2017/09/09/movie-review-it/) and let me know what you think.

  7. Steve says:

    Okay, here’s my question: does it contribute anything as a remake? I haven’t seen it yet, just honestly asking.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I think it’s just better overall. There’s some changes made from the miniseries but this one is far better done with better acting and storytelling.

      • Steve says:

        I have my doubts but I guess now there’s only one way for me to be sure…

      • Nick Kush says:

        It’s definitely different than the miniseries, but I found the kids so much more engaging and likable in this version.

      • Steve says:

        The reviews I’ve read so far seem to focus on the acting and pacing but I didn’t have a problem with either in the miniseries so I don’t know what it would offer me. I’ll see if I can’t come by a viewing somehow but I don’t think I’ll be paying for this one.

      • Nick Kush says:

        That’s understandable. I’m a little younger so I don’t have that same attachement to the miniseries as many people do.

      • Steve says:

        Yes, when I’m honest with myself I’m sure a lot of my favorites are my favorites due to childhood influence and not on the merits of the films themselves. It’s possible, anyway 😉

      • Nick Kush says:

        Lol it definitely is! I’m guilty of the same thing for movies of my generation.

  8. I don’t know about this one. Clowns are creepy enough in real life without the Stephen King Treatment. The character development you describe does sound worth a watch, though.

  9. raistlin0903 says:

    I have seen the original miniseries, and I was already looking forward to this one a lot. All the positive reviews for it, including yours, have made me look forward fo it even more. Great post as always 😀

  10. David says:

    As a part of the generation that’s still traumatised by Tim Curry’s Pennywise, it’ll be interesting to see how this stacks up against the nostalgia alone.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I would say that this is a nice update to that story. The 1990 It can’t help but feel a little dated and I think this version will definitely be resonant to a lot of people!

      • David says:

        Oh yes, definately too dated for modern audiences. The pacing alone I’ve noticed was much slower in those days. It was still a great movie though. And I’m hoping to enjoy this too. Thanks for the review, Nick.

      • Nick Kush says:

        You got it! Happy to help!

  11. I never saw the first adaptation and not sure if I’ll check this one out.

    • Nick Kush says:

      It’s a really interesting movie. It’s kind of like Stand By Me meets A Nightmare on Elm Street. If you have the stomach for creepy clowns, I’d recommend it!

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