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In case you haven't heard, director Andres Muschietti's IT has been picking up tremendous buzz over the last couple of weeks. The movie's marketing received a strong response throughout the summer, but last week saw the first dam burst - with critics revealing their thoughts on the upcoming horror blockbuster via social media. Now, however, the full review embargo has lifted, and the reaction early has been extremely positive.
But I'm not the only one who has expressed positive feelings towards the latest Stephen King adaptation. In his review for Variety, Andrew Barker also praises the movie, and while he notes that he feels that the film feels uneven in parts, one thing that definitely works incredibly well is the young ensemble that's been put together:
Dan Callahan has also published his thoughts for The Wrap. In his piece, he expresses some disappointment in the performance by Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise (showing clear appreciation from Tim Curry's take in the 1990 miniseries version), but ultimately expresses satisfaction with the finished product:
If you're waiting to hear about some true blue negative reactions to IT, you're going to have to keep waiting - as William Bibbiani's review for IGN is another glowing write-up for the film. Calling it the "Most Stephen King movie ever," the 9.2/10 review heaps praise on the adaptation, and notes that it's balance of tone is the true key to its success.
We will very likely start hearing some more diverse opinions emerge as the week continues and more professional critics file their thoughts on IT, but this early reaction will certainly have fans excited for some early Fall scares. We'll have plenty more about the film coming your way in the next few days, including interviews, features, and box office updates, so be sure to stay tuned for the latest here on CinemaBlend!