This was the first time I have stepped into a movie theater in 4 years. I decided to give this movie a try since I enjoy the book by Stephen King and loved the first film back in 1990.
The story takes place in Derry, Maine where there have been many disappearances and deaths of children. As a matter of fact it's 6 times the national average in this sleepy little town.
A group of misfit kids get together and decide to find out what is going on. One of the kids' brother disappeared the previous year and he is determined to find out what happened to his brother, Georgie. The children are met with terrifying sights and sounds by a malevolent evil that disguises itself as a clown named Pennywise.
This clown has your typical painted face and rubber nose, but also has as many sharp teeth as the monster in "Deadly Spawn"!!! The children finally get together and confront the evil in an epic showdown.
The movie only covers the first half of the novel by King, but it does tell a good story. The characters are all believable and they manage to convey the good and bad times of childhood even if they are a bit exaggerated. The Pennywise clown is terrifying in his own right, but I think it pales to the Tim Curry interpretation and that may be because the first movie had such an impact on me.
I can recommend this modern film, and that it a rarity. See it and judge for yourself.