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‘It’ changes forms

New 'It' is dramatically changed from the original

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‘It’ changes forms

The losers club gathered together after defeating It in his hidden home.

The losers club gathered together after defeating It in his hidden home.

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The losers club gathered together after defeating It in his hidden home.

Courtesy of https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IT-Kids.jpg

Courtesy of https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IT-Kids.jpg

The losers club gathered together after defeating It in his hidden home.

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‘It’ shows dynamic changes within the two movies and the book written by Stephen King in 1986.  

Mainly the time period is widely different. The book was set in the late 1950s while the movie takes place in the late 1980s. In the movie, the walls are covered with 1980s posters such as 80s bands and movies. This also means that the second half of ‘It’ would have taken place in the present day.

Richie Tozier used a lot foul language in the book and within the movie the movie developers removed the bad language in order to keep It from offending people. Instead of making him a racist child, they turned him into an annoying little brother figure.

‘It’ takes the form of a person’s greatest fears and within the book consists of monsters such as a mummy and Frankenstein. In the movie, Pennywise the dancing clown makes up a majority of the scares himself, such as when Bev stood over her sink and started spitting up blood at her face and covered the entire bathroom.

The most dramatic shift in a character would be Mike Hanlon. In the book, Hanlon spends time doing chores at home with his parents and overheard stories of Derry which helped the loser’s club piece together It’s story. But in the film, his parents were burned in a fire and he lives with his grandfather, while Ben became the one that investigates Derry.

In the book, the boys in the loser’s club never sought the love and attention of Bev the way they did in the movie, but Ben has the same feelings for Bev in both the book and movie.  

Bill’s bike, Silver, symbolizes both persistence and escape in the book. Silver towers over Bill and can reach speeds fast enough to “beat the devil.” He escapes his home on his bike after Georgie’s death, but It plays a vital role in saving the lives of his friends and family throughout his life. Silver doesn’t play a central role in the movie but some viewers wonder if Bill will look to his bike for help in the sequel.

In the book, Henry Bower suffers from mental illness and was blamed for all the murders caused by Pennywise, including those of his two friends, Vic and Belch. But in the movie, Henry and Mike fight and Henry is pushed down the well. Henry played a vital role in the book and some people are hoping that he will make an appearance in the sequel as well.

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the 2017 remake of ‘It’.

In the book, the kids used silver slugs to attack It because they believed that silver killed monsters, which gave them their power. Bev agrees to go into the house on Neibolt to fight It with a slingshot (which replaces Mike’s bolt gun). Instead of incorporating silver slugs into the movie, they force It to go into his hiding place and tell him that they are no longer afraid of him, while both different methods, they’re both effective in defeating It.

In the original and new movie there are some differences. The new movie tells the story in a more comedic way, allowing them to go into more detail about the children’s lives and the reasons behind their fears.

The new story was split into two parts, allowing the director, Andres Muschietti, to split their childhood and adulthood into two parts in order to emphasize more on some details that were overlooked in the old movie, such as the fears each child had and why they were scared of that thing.

The new movie goes into major depth about the background of each kid and getting their stories across. When It attacked them, you could see the fear in the kids’ faces and you knew why It chose a particular item to hurt them. The second film’s release is set for 2018.

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