The Red Balloon in IT

If you’re anything like Georgie while watching this movie, then you might be dead from the terror that is Pennywise the clown. The movie “IT” tells the story of a killer clown that is only visible to children. He has been known for years, thanks to the 1986 Stephen King novel and the 1990 TV miniseries, and now it has been 27 years, which is when Pennywise is believed to return to haunt the children. Without going into spoilers, the movie was both as good and not as good as the original. However, it was scary enough that if many of the viewers saw a floating red balloon, they may become shaken with explainable fear.

The new actor playing Pennywise, Bill Skarsgard, is both terrifying and uncomfortably creepy at the same time. He does a great job in portraying the odd persona of Pennywise. He is so good in fact that after watching the movie, you will probably avoid any sewer you may come in contact with for the rest of your life, and have a personal beef with any and every little boy in a yellow jacket – especially if their name is Georgie.

Director of the film, Andrés Muschietti, must be very proud of the film’s success as it was rated a very high score of 87% on rotten tomatoes – which is extremely hard to do. This is a larger percentage than the original “IT,” which only scored a 57% on rotten tomatoes – but nothing can beat the original, right?

Overall, the film was very exciting to watch and with the possible continuation of a chapter two, “IT” leaves fans waiting at the edge of their seats. We can only hope it won’t be another 27 years from now. However, until then, remember that “They ALL float down here. When you’re down here with us, you’ll float too!”.

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