It (2017)

Considering the success this has been at the box office, and the fact that I do have a fondness for Stephen King stories, I was pretty excited about watching this. And you’d figure it would be right up my alley — set in the 80s, kids on bikes, etc. I thought it was fine, but I can’t say that I found it to be especially good. Even though it’s set in the 80s, the dialogue didn’t really feel 80s to me — Stranger Things does a much better job at this (despite the presence of Mike) — and the horrific elements, although some were pretty neat, felt a bit too CG-heavy. It was more about jump scares than being creepy, and I tend to prefer my horror movies to be creepy. It does end on an interesting note, inviting a modern return for Chapter 2.