AndersonVision Best Films of 2017: #19 – It (Warner Brothers)
“It” got people excited for horror. By the time you read this, the film will have surpassed “The Exorcist” as the highest grossing horror film in American history. 2017 started this trend off right with the horror-tinged Sci-Fi suspense of Get Out. By the way, I’ve got an immense piece about the film towards the end of the year. It’s just that some people will always try to find a way to explain why America and the World gets obsessed with horror at key times.
None of those apply. IT is a nostalgia film that can get updated for any period that purchase power laden adults can pine to see onscreen and across their preferred media devices. The young actors are almost incidental to a desire just to see a facade that reminds you of 1989. You’ve seen this before, you’ve read the book and now you get to see it prepared for a new generation to falsely ape for a time that would’ve bored them to tears.
I still enjoy the film. It’s the better King adaptation this year. Gerald’s Game went a little too small in concept for me to make it the best adaptation, but it’s a close second. I can’t wait to see what they do next in 2019. By the end, a complete IT experience might make the film a little more enjoyable for me.
- 2 hrs and 15 mins
- Warner Brothers