Genre Grandeur – IT (2017) – Movie Reviews 101

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Re-Made Movies, here’s a review of IT (2017) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101

Thanks again to Robb of Red Bezzle for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Kira of Film and TV 101 and it is Western Crossover Movies.

Literally any film from any genre with western elements to it; comedy/drama/musical or even thrillers or horror.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Kira!

Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:


The year was 2017 and nobody was willing to admit they wanted a remake of the much loved 1990 version of the written work of Stephen King.

Andy Muschietti who gave us Mama in 2013 directors this outing of the Loser’s Club Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Richie (Finn Wolfhard), Mike (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Stanley (Wyatt Oleff) who are going to spend their summer searching for the answer behind the large number of missing children in Derry, Maine.The Loser’s Club all get a visit from Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) who shows them all their worst fears when they are alone. Each fear is a different moment of their early years and will offer something for all the audience to find fear in.The battle between the Loser’s Club and Pennywise last the whole summer vacation and puts the friendship between the club to the test as the Club learns to overcome their fears to defeat the enemy.The foul mouth language of the pre-teens together shows us how kids will act when they are not around their parents which gives us plenty of laughs to calm the tension being built through the film.

When you look at remakes it is always going to be difficult to get people excited for a remake, the box office receipts don’t seem to be saying this with over $100 million which is only just shy of Spiderman Homecoming.The remake shines because it only focuses on the children’s side of the story instead of jumping between the times and we also jump to the 80s for the settings brings us plenty of references for the fans of the 80s films.

This is a remake that will be considered one of the best this year, and it will get spoken about as one of the best in the horror genre for years to come, just go out and watch this movie and enjoy the writing of the master in King’s characters coming to the big screen.

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