Friday, October 11, 2013

Movie Review: "It" (1990)

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Movie: "It"
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Year: 1990
Rating: NR
Running Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

A supernatural beast who manifests itself as the clown Pennywise (Tim Curry) begins terrorizing seven young kids and the town of Derry. "The Loser Club," a group of oddball kids, take it upon themselves to try and rid the town of It. They make a promise that if It ever returns to Derry, they will reunite to battle It again.

May it first be noted that Tim Curry is a god amongst men and is a flawless human being.
This is the scariest face in all of horror movies. Good god, this is frightening.
Second, may it be noted that Lolo hates clowns and that is why she has resisted this movie for so long.

This was a TV mini series, originally, so it was broken up into two parts; therefore, it's 3 hours and 10 minutes long. And it feels long, too. Not poorly paced, just long. Knowing it's made-for-TV, you're not going to see a lot of gruesome on-screen death at all. Most of the blood will come from balloons that pop and splatter it everywhere, or from sink drains, or on photos that are covered in it...all as tormenting jokes towards the kids from Pennywise.

As you can see in the picture above, Pennywise is terrifying. Why does it have to be a clown? Why does it have to have teeth, pointy teeth? The makeup? WHY??? Pennywise is so terrifying, in fact, that his final form becomes a huge let-down. Overall, this is a pretty enjoyable, quite scary horror flick!

My Rating: 6.5/10 as a whole, 10/10 for Pennywise as a horror character himself.
BigJ's Rating: 7.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?


  1. I love Tim Curry!!! RHPS, Clue, Muppet Treasure Island, and yes, even Home Alone 2. He cracks me up!

    1. Tim Curry is one of my favorite actors. He's amazing! Ooooh, I think we need to watch "Clue" soon!!

  2. I've only seen this once, and even then I don't know if I saw the whole thing. It's one of those that's always on my 'Gotta Watch That Someday' list and someday never seems to come.


    1. Deb, you need Netflix, I'm tellin' ya! This is another one of those "gotta watch it once" movies!

    2. We used to have Netflix then stopped for a while, and when I went to start it up again they had changed it to where you need the streaming package before you can get the DVD package. Screw that. Our internet is not good enough for streaming.