Stephen King’s “It” is getting some fairly good reviews. Although, I’m less interested in the SJW aspects that these reviewers are straining to pull out of the movie and more interested in the general scariness of the film.
Which, from what I’m reading, seems to be just what any horror film fan is looking for.
Here is ZOMG TEH THEMES ARE AMAZING AND STUFF from the usual lefty suspects:
Director Andy Muschietti had a daunting task: take something as beloved as Stephen King’s 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 It film still haven’t 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 it’s one of the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made,” EW’s 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 King’s stories that filmmakers often ignore. But the best adaptations figure out they’re the most vital part.”
Some of the snap reviews from Twitter:
Thrilled I can now say that IT is spectacular. Totally terrifying, but also amazing fun (the Losers are PERFECT). Top 10 candidate for me. pic.twitter.com/XjQHyNmSEq
— Evil Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) August 26, 2017
Felt a Poltergeist meets the Monster Squad vibe – a great example of a film where its R rating elevates it in all the best ways
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) August 26, 2017
Just saw IT. Really well done. Cast were all great with some twisted visuals. Going to make a ton of money. Ready for the sequel tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XYTEG39YCX
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 26, 2017
Yes, this movie has some insanely creepy scenes in it. I remember seeing the trailer and wanting to avert my eyes, killer clowns done well freak me the hell out.
Quizzing about 1,000 people on 400 typical behaviours, researchers at the University of Rochester in the US also found that extroverts are prone to telling dirty jokes, while those with agreeable personalities are more likely to sing in the shower.
During the study, participants were asked if they performed each of the 400 behaviours, and how often. The results were then compared with their own personalities, with the aim being to identify signature behaviours for each of the main personality types.
People with higher intellects were more likely to curse, eat spicy breakfasts and lounge around the house naked, while extroverts were more likely to drive cars faster that 75mph, gamble and go to the pub.
You heard it everyone. F*** y’all’s manners, I’m going pants-less tonight.