In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces thirty years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.Written by
When Mike opens up the fridge in the library, look at the cans
of beer (on the shelf on the door). Then, when Bill begins to talk they have now changed position. See more »
One out of ten. You're worse than I am, kiddo. At this rate, we might as well let that damn clown take us one by one.
Beep beep Richie. Who's left? Ben? Bev?
Yeah, and one of them better be good, Bill, because right now, you're in the lead with a pathetic three out of ten.
Richie, will you PLEASE shut up?
You know you don't stutter all the time?
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During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »
The 2002 DVD crops off the top and bottom of the picture to present it in a 1.77:1 aspect ratio to fit 16:9 TVs. The 2016 Blu-ray is properly presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio (4:3). See more »
That's what most of the other commentators say, and I can't disagree. Part 1 (or the first half, depending on which format you're seeing it in) is great: pitting some excellent child actors (including future star Seth Green of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) portraying some in-depth characters fighting against a demonic clown. The second half seems more like a "gee-wow - look who we got" self-indulgence at casting Anderson, Thomas, Reid and Ritter, with very little to make us care about these folks. The ending is also an incredible dumbed-down letdown, although in all fairness I don't think they could pull off King's ending, and most of the audience wouldn't understand it if they had tried. There are a few touching moments in the last half, and Tim Curry couldn't screw up no matter how bad the writing is, but generally the two mismatched halves make for a mediocre film when it could have been so much more.
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