Documentary Recommendation: Pennywise: The Story of IT (2021)

As many people who are into reading Stephen King and watching his movies, this documentary is worth watching. I still think the original two-part TV series is better than the two movies recently made. While I liked the special effects from the movies, I thought the casting choices and acting overall from the characters as kids to adults was better. This isn’t to say the casting and acting was bad in the movies. This is a behind the scenes look into every aspect of the King adaptation. Unfortunately, in both cases of the TV and movie version, the ending was horrendous. I understand now more why the TV version wasn’t good due to budget and time. Compared to the movie version, it’s better but a shame the movie ending was dismal. It was more funny than scary. It was one of the weakest endings I had seen in a long time for a horror movie. Despite my take on the ending, this documentary was a nice trip down memory lane. Yes, there was overacting in some scenes. For instance, Stan’s wife and her reaction to finding him in the refrigerator. I don’t know anybody that doesn’t think Tim Curry is not worthy of being part of the Hollywood best of the best in my circle of friends. His role as Pennywise the Clown should’ve gotten him an award, any award, and his portrayal will go down as one of the best villains in horror movie history.

I rate Pennywise: The Story of IT FOUR FINGERS and ONE THUMB of 100%

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