What's the damage? A lot. "IT'' tells the story of seven outcast kids in Derry, Maine, who are dealing with bullies, but their summer is made worse when they must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. The problem doesn't come from the plot, which is a ripoff of '' Super 8'' and ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'', you can see a lot of other problems with ''IT''. Let's get down to said problems. 1. The kids are stupid. For instance, the Losers' Club never get help from the police, let alone a single adult, they just go to fight Pennywise all by themselves, and they don't even bring any weapons.
2. Too much violence. As far as violence goes, Pennywise is stabbed in the head, he slashes a child's chest open, tears another child's arm off, a bully tries to carve his name in a child's chest and Pennywise is hit with a chain, a bat, a pipe, a rod, and even bare hands.
3. The adults are weird. Seriously, they are all either pedophiles, overbearing, or both. I get that Pennywise might have a malign influence over the adults, but some of them, most notably the mother of one child, come off as schizophrenic.
4. Pennywise's origins are never made clear. While he's clearly supernatural, how he came to be is never explained. I'm left wondering, was Pennywise a human cursed with immortality, á la Freddy Kreuger, or was he never human to begin with? His motivation is also never explored either.
Overall, this is a horrible movie with many, many, many, many flaws.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness