It (1990)
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Part 1 

After 27 years, the Losers club need to reunite to fight against a being that killed George Denbrough, brother of Bill, leader of the Losers club.

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After 27 years, the Losers club need to reunite to fight against a being that killed George Denbrough, brother of Bill, leader of the Losers club.

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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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In adult Ben's flashback to his first day at school, photos of Cujo are visible on a bulletin board behind the teacher. See more »

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Tom flicks Bev's hair behind her shoulders but she quickly puts it back in front when Tom leaves the room. But when her and Tom are walking to meet the Japanese men, her hair is back behind her shoulders again. See more »

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Pennywise: Hi.
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Effective Start for the Now Legendary Film
14 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

It Part 1 (1990)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Part one of this two-part series starts off with an introduction to Pennywise (Tim Curry), an evil clown who lives in the sewers. We're then introduced to six adults who get a phone call saying that It is back. Then, via flashbacks, we see what that person's experience was with the clown leading up to the kids trying to kill it.

It seems like this film became a legendary event leading up to its first showing and throughout the years its legend has grown. Everyone knows the look of It and the film has sent many people into downright terror. What's most overlooked is the fact that the film itself is quite good and certainly worth watching.

What I enjoyed so much in this first part is the fact that the story balances quite well as we're introduced to the adult and then we see their memory of the clown and how they first encountered it. DIrector Tommy Lee Wallace has an almost Robert Altman like approach to the material and the film never loses you as the layout is quite good even with it bounces back and forth between stories.

Another major plus is that the performances are excellent. Without such excellent performances you might have a hard time buying into the material but that's never the case. The adult actors perfectly show you the fear that they have towards this clown and that perfectly sets you up for the horror that follows with the children. There's really not a weak performance to be found here and that includes Curry in the role of Pennywise.

The film certainly manages to work as a horror film and there are some effective and creepy moments throughout this first part. What I also enjoyed is the relationship between the kids and how they formed this bond that would allow them to go up against this evil force. There's a certain STAND BY ME approach to their relationship and it works very well.


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