Welcome to another rant, I mean episode of Rant Time! I hope you guys are just as stoked as I am about the new remake of the biggest horror/thriller movie of the 90s. You know which one I’m talking about. I’m talking about IT!
In this short video, I’m going to throw out a few thoughts about what I liked most about the 1990’s version of IT, what made it scary for me and touch a little on the new trailer as well as the original.
Again, the original was from the 90’s and just like the Simpsons said about the Halloween movies
“maybe people were just easier to scare back then”.
With that being said
I remember everyone talking about how the movie messed with their childhood. One of the biggest quotes said by Tim Curry as Pennywise that I remember and still use to this day is: They all float! It’s just freaky as hell quote!
So, let’s get stuck into this video.
What was it about the 90’s version that I liked? For me, it was all about the adventure and I love adventure movies, Goonies, back to the future, Bill and Ted. It’s when you get a group of friends and you take on something far out of your control, with IT… you dealt with bullies, then something completely different on a whole new level. It was entertaining and had an element to it that made you wonder what if it was me in that situation. I won’t go into talking about the plot in case you guys haven’t watched the original. But remember there will be spoilers in this video. I suppose the part most people want to discuss is Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown bit of an odd name as you never see him dance. Wow.. I honestly don’t believe they could have got anyone better. Tim Curry nailed that role. My favorite scene was the library where Pennywise trolls Richie and releases the balloons full of blood.
It was entertaining and had an element to it that made you wonder what if it was me in that situation. I won’t go into talking about the plot in case you guys haven’t watched the original. But remember there will be spoilers in this video. I suppose the part most people want to discuss is Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown bit of an odd name as you never see him dance. Wow.. I honestly don’t believe they could have got anyone better. Tim Curry nailed that role. My favorite scene was the library where Pennywise trolls Richie and releases the balloons full of blood.
Or the part where he climbs up a lamppost in an older photo and starts treating the kids watching him. Tim Curry did for Pennywise what Michael Keaton did for Beetlejuice. They created a character that would never be forgotten.
So, let’s talk about the new dancing clown IT and why I’m not too keen on this new Pennywise
This is based on the look of the new pennywise from the trailer and snapshots, to me, he looks dark, Demonic. Evil but also simple and a bit stupid. Let’s face it if a kid laid eyes on him looking like that, The kid is going to scream or cry and guaranteed to run home. At least in the older version, you could kind of see why kids are not scared of the clown and why it was so easy for pennywise to capture them. While there are some similarities I’m not too keen on the look of the new pennywise but don’t forget, this is just a trailer and I’m sure there are parts we haven’t seen.
Unless this is one of them trailers that show all the best parts.
But from what I have seen about the way he looks; His character doesn’t seem to have that comedic look about him. But this could be a dark film where a clown isn’t funny. Although the first thing that pops into my head is jump scares and sinister music. While the original Pennywise looked more approachable and acted friendly towards his prey, his overall appearance was that of a complete clown, the laughter, joking and gags we didn’t really see his evil or dark side straight away, instead he built fear up inside his prey bit by bit making them more fearful of him. This is another aspect of what made the 90’s version so cool, it would have been easy for pennywise to just kill them all. Instead, he breaks them down bit by bit making them feel like he’s an unstoppable opponent.
While we are talking about the new Pennywise Let’s address the Dress no pun intended!
There are a few pictures floating around the internet where the new pennywise is wearing a very old school clown outfit that looks more like a Victorian dress. You get that feeling like it’s part of the insidious movie look, but what do you think? Do you prefer the original Pennywise or the new look?
The New Trailer
So, the new trailer shows a very similar story to part 1 of the original versions where it starts with Georgie chasing his paper boat, while the rain is pushing it towards a storm drain. And then POW! Georgie knocks himself out by running into a warning Ballard. This just made me laugh.
Anyways shortly after Georgy boat gets pulled into the drain
he looks in to see if he can see the boat
a small jump scare pops up and we get our first sighting of IT, but he’s really evil looking. You telling me a kid would stay there to talk to an evil looking clown?
This gives me the feeling this film might have a completely different approach to the original
while Tim Curry’s Pennywise was funny and trollsom, Bill Skarsgård might be dark and demonic. Giving this new film a completely different twist.
If you guys haven’t watched the trailer I would leave a link in the description for you to do so.
I highly recommend you guys watching the two-part IT from the 1990’s, If anyone has read IT the Stephen Kings Books from 1986 drop a comment below and let me know if it’s worth a read.
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Link for the It trailers https://youtu.be/IVMIiE0SR18