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Highly Suspect Reviews: It (chapter one)

2 Submitted by on Thu, 07 September 2017, 11:59

IT is here. IT is what you have been waiting for. IT is the IT movie of the…erm…post-summer. IT is where IT’S at. I could go on like this all day and keep annoying all of you but the upshot is, we loved the hell out of this new adaptation of Stephen King’s coulrophobic novel. Listen to Chris, Patience, Phil, Beau, and Marco rave on.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • birdy the critic

    I wish I hadn’t let this review hype me up. For me, the biggest problem with this film is all of the horror stuff. It’s tone deaf, it’s ridiculous, it’s unintentionally hilarious. The beats are so obvious and so repetitive that aside from an occasional visual scare, nothing scared me. Too many bad jump scares or loud noises with the camera shaking.
    The clown is the worst. You never buy the allure. He never feels scary because they are trying too hard to MAKE him scary. The clown is a schizophrenic jittery mess that isn’t scary at all. He’s just distracting. He’s neither scary nor funny. Tim Curry is still the king.
    I hate how bad the horror is because the drama is actually good. The kids are great (the ones that get sufficient screen time), and you buy their problems. I was more terrified of pedo dad than the clown.
    IT is too long. IT is too shallow. IT is not scary. IT isn’t really funny (intentionally at least). The kid actors and the drama save this from being a total disaster. (5/10)

  • Steve Thomas

    I saw this last night and I completely concur with what you all said (especially Patience and Marco). I also still love the original TV mini series (part of it is because of the nostalgia I have associated with it) but I think this adaptation more than stands up on its own.

    I give this 4 out of 5 near heart failures I had throughout the movie