So I just got finish watching the movie It; and it was good but towards the end I kind of got bored. There are obvious things that are different about this one versus the mini series. Such as racial relations aren’t discussed in this one, it’s more violently graphic and the relationship between Bill and Bev and Ben and Bev are more obvious in this one. For those of you who haven’t read the book but seen the first mini series, you might be confused by this because as we know in part 2, Bev and Ben end up together while Bill ends up with some Asian woman. However, in the book, it actually does mention quite often Bill and Bev’s lustful feelings for one another but later in the book, it’s very apparent and obvious that Ben truly loves Bev and looks at her in more than just a lustful way.
“Can I have someone’s shirt?” Beverly asked, blushing more furiously than ever. Bill glanced down at her, and the blood came into his own face, all in a rush. He turned his eyes away hastily, but in that instant Ben felt a rush of knowledge and dismal jealousy. In that instant, that one bare second, Bill had become aware of her in a way that only Ben himself had been before.
The others had also looked and then looked away. Richie coughed against the back of his hand. Stan turned red. And Mike Hanlon dropped back a step or two as if actually frightened by the sideswell of that one small white breast, visible below her hand. Beverly threw her head up, shaking her tangled hair back behind her. She was still blushing, but her face was lovely. “I can’t help it that I’m a girl,” she said, “or that I’m starting to get big on top…. Now can’t I please have someone’s shirt?” “Sh-sh-sure,” Bill said. He pulled his white tee-shirt over his head, baring his narrow chest, the visible rack of his ribs, his sunburned, freckled shoulders. “H-H-Here.” “Thank you, Bill,” she said, and for one hot, smoking moment their eyes locked directly. Bill did not look away this time. His gaze was firm, adult. “W-W-W-Welcome,” he said. Good luck, Big Bill, Ben thought, and he turned away from that gaze. It was hurting him, hurting him in a deeper place than any vampire or werewolf would ever be able to reach. But all the same, there was such a thing as propriety. The word he didn’t know; on the concept he was very clear. Looking at them when they were looking at each other that way would be as wrong as looking at her breasts when she let go of the front of her blouse to pull Bill’s tee-shirt over her head. If that’s the way it is. But you’ll never love her the way I do. Never.” Stephen King’s, IT.
In other words, there’s a reason why Bev is overly sexualized in this movie and why she’s called a slut more often than in the mini-series. Unlike the book where her rape scenes and sex scenes were more graphic, the mini series tuned it down. This version did too but needless to say words were still thrown at Bev. (Also she kind of was sexual with all the boys at one time or another in the book, but given how she’s a rape victim…)
Pretty much in the book, Bev who had been sexually violated numerous times in the book, has sex with all of the boys while down in the sewers. She does this to unite all of them together and she also does this to take back what was taken from her. This gang bang with the boys was her way to reclaim her body, her consent. Even though her and the boys are 11-she was not protected by society. What society fears the most which is children having sex is exactly what happened to her, by her guardian basically.
Reading that scene as a kid, I was pretty turned on because it’s a girl getting the shit banged out of her. And the elementary school I went to, kids were fucking. They were talking about fucking, you know. I feel as if adults we forget that we were once kids. So reading that section in the book made perfect sense to me when I was young because sex was the gateway to being an adult. So it makes sense that those kids would think that in the book. I still think that as of now. I haven’t read the book since elementary school so I don’t know how I’ll feel about that gang bang scene when re-reading it; it’ll probably be awkward because you can’t help but think of kids fucking. And in the book, she mentions Stan or Bill, she mentions one of them having a big dick, which would be really awkward to imagine on an 11 year old.
I’m also surprised she didn’t get pregnant. I mean, she fucked six guys; and yes, 11 year old boys if puberty has hit, they can impregnate girls/women.
When Stephen King wrote that scene, he was really high on drugs. So if he wasn’t on drugs, he probably wouldn’t have had that scene in the book. However, I do believe Hollywood could have worked the scene in there. I mean, they could have called Roman Polanski-no, but for real, they could have implied the scene. By having her kiss all the boys, and they all gather around her, and fade to black. And prior to that Bev could have said something like, ‘hey, we have to unite, and stuff’. And given how the kids in the movie are like 13 or 14, I don’t think the sex scene would have been all that bad if implied.
I predicted the movie would make more than 200 million and I was right!
I’m really good at movie predictions; I should do more of them.
Who brought Molly Ringwald to the group?
This line is by far the funniest line in the movie. Because the character Bev-she cuts her hair when her father touches her intimately in the movie. Right after she cuts her hair, I literally say, ‘wow, she looks a lot like Molly Ringwald. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she becomes similar to her acting wise’. Needless to say further down in the film, the boy with the glasses is arguing with Bill about searching for It. Bev says she’s on Bill’s side and the boy with the glasses says, “who brought Molly Ringwald into the group”. And she sticks her middle finger at him. There were actually a lot of funny parts in the movie; I honestly didn’t think the movie was scary at all. In fact, the mini series It was literally the last time I was actually scared by a scary movie. This one was pretty hilarious; I was laughing quite often in my seat, lol.
I wonder if the writers wrote that into the script after they realized the actress who plays Bev looks like Molly upon her hair being cut?
The over all performance though in my opinion of It belongs to 14 year old actor, Jack Dylan Grazer who played Eddie, the kid whose mom tells him he’s sick when come to find out he isn’t really.
This kid was amazing and the funny thing is the watch that he’s wearing in this interview, he’s wearing in the movie the entire time, and it actually beeps. I’m actually kind of speechless when talking about him because he was that good and believable. When I watched him, I felt like he was the only one who was acting; therefore, I couldn’t tell that he was acting. Not to say that everyone else felt forced because I actually thought the boy who played Mike was also good, but I felt like Jack was more natural, while everyone else was more…typical. I kind of knew what they were going to do and say before they did it or said it, while with Jack playing Eddie, I didn’t feel that. His lines were unpredictable yet fitting for his character, and his actions were sporadic yet natural. I would be surprised if he’s had no method acting training. He just seemed really natural and I give him a thumbs up! And as someone who doesn’t watch a lot of movies, I hope his career turns out good.