Stephen King's It
Approval Rate: 33%
God this movie freaked me out. Clowns scare me. John Boy Walton's performance was also scary in this movie
I believe this was a television mini-series. It started out pretty well then got progressively dumber as the story slowly played out over three nights of prime-time tv. The Steven King book was very good. I was looking forward to this picture and was quite disappointed by the movie. Maybe if I hadn't read the book first it would have been better.
This one was average. I think it could have been better, but I didn't feel like I totally wasted my time after I watched it.
I'm really not much of a fan of Stephen King books, much less the movies that are made from those books, but this was one of the better, more interesting adaptations (also liked Cronenberg's "Dead Zone"). The ensemble cast managed to breathe life into tired stereotypes, and Tim Curry as the Clown actually managed to be effectively terrifying for a TV-diluted-monstrosity. As in every Stephen King production, the dialogue is cloying and contrived (I thought I'd bang my head against the wall if another character said "Beep, beep, Richie!"), but, overall, everything holds together pretty well. The ending actually works here, whereas in the book it was ridiculously pretentious. If you have to watch a Stephen King movie, you could do a lot worse than this one...
i thought this was a good movie it use scare me when i first seen it when i was like 7. but i still like its just not as good as the book.
Nowhere NEAR as good as the book. And the casting was terrible, especially John Ritter (rest in peace).
NOT SCARY IN THE LEAST BIT...i mean, really. Insane clowns going around killing and chasing people with blood balloons is FUNNY!
Creepy. Tim Curry as Pennywise The Clown is one of the most scariest clowns in a film.
AHHHHHHH! OH MY GOD!! This movie scared the crap outta me!! I couldn't sleep because of The stupid, creepy clown that clown was so so freaky and scary I was extremly scared oh my gosh everytime I see that movie in the store I scream for real!!
Stephen King has never been my favorite author...and most of the time his movies are just as bad. The case of IT is a little different. The movie would have been so much better if it wasn't made for television. I did the think it had a good creepy vibe..but could have been so much creepier if it was on the big screen. I hope they do a remake of it someday in Hollywood as it has so much more potential than this...