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It movie: The first reactions to Stephen King adaptation have floated online

'It is creepy, bloody, super funny, adorably romantic and among my favourite movies of the year'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 27 August 2017 10:43 BST
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Despite cinema goers being pretty tired of reboots, remakes, and sequels, the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It looks set to buck the trend.

The first trailer accumulated huge viewing figures, breaking the record for most views in a single day and signalling a huge interest in the horror.

Now, critics have begun heaping heavy praise on Andrés Muschietti’s film, many using social media to express their views.

It is creepy, bloody, super funny, adorably romantic and hands down among my favourite movies of the year,” wrote Fandango’s Erik Davis, adding: “Felt a Poltergeist meets the Monster Squad vibe - a great example of a film where its R rating elevates it in all the best ways.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican shared a similar positive sentiment: “I think it's one of the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made.”

Dan Casey, of the Nerdist, called the film “spooktacular”, adding: “Great cast, surprisingly funny, and genuinely unnerving scares. You'll still be freaked out when you get home.” Read more responses below.

Recently, the run-time for It was revealed, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) clocking the long-awaited horror film at 135 minutes and awarding a 15 rating.

Following the release of the first trailer, professional clowns around the world were left furious, believing the film’s release would be bad for the clown business.

King praised an early cut of the upcoming film, calling It a 'wonderful production’ and writing on twitter how it “succeeds beyond my expectations”.

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Another film based on the Author’s work, The Dark Tower, reaches cinemas later this month, receiving devastating reviews from critics.

Along with Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) and Jaeden Lieberher (best known for Midnight Special and The Book of Henry), the film stars Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things).

The remake was originally under the guidance of Cary Fukunaga — the director behind the first season of Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology True Detective — with The Revenant and Detroit actor Will Poulter on board to play Pennywise.

Tim Curry previously played the clown in the televised miniseries released in 1990. The remake floats onto cinema screen 8 September.

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