So I finally convinced myself to go watch the new IT movie. With all of its box office success, it became a movie that in twenty years, I need to say, “Oh yeah, I remember when I saw IT in theaters.” Now normally, horror movies are NOT my thing, and I low-key have a phobia of clowns. So why did I want to watch this horror movie about a clown? I have no earthly idea! But anyway, I was genuinely surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the movie. So here 5 reasons why IT is worth going see!
- Stephen King himself put his stamp of approval on this adaption of his novel. Hollywood’s been going overboard with movie adaptations of books. And to be honest, most of them are not good. But for an author to give his approval of a movie adaptation and the actors is pretty rare.
- Two words. Bill. Skarsgard. From the first scene he’s in, it’s clear thatSkarsgard spent a lot of time perfecting how he would play Pennywise. From the laugh to his voice and mannerisms, his acting was unexpected, but completely blows you away!
- IT broke the record for highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis. Any movie that breaks any kind of box office record you should definitely go see. It’s basically like watching a piece of history.
- Cinematography. For anyone who is a fan of great cinematography, this is a movie for you! The camera movements and shots help keep the flow going throughout the whole movie, and it keeps you guessing where the camera is going to pan to next. Literally my first thought after the movie started was “wow look at that camera pan, it’s awesome!”
- It’s just as frightening as you’d hoped it would be. Now unlike most horror movies, IT doesn’t rely on cheesy gimmicks to scare you. The mix of creepy content, camera angles, and a carefully timed soundtrack all work seamlessly to give you that genuine scare.
Let’s talk about movie theater etiquette! I know, I know! You wouldn’t think these two things go hand in hand, but they do! When going to a theater to watch a movie, there are a few situational factors that can happen that may disrupt your movie-going experience. Some of these factors can be avoided by our film crew, and some of them can not. For example, if I accidentally give you the wrong item you ordered in concessions, that is my fault. Typically though, it is an easy fix and I can get you your correct item quickly without any further mishaps. If you show up to see a highly anticipated movie on its opening weekend only 10 minutes before it’s showtime and the movie is sold out, that is NOT my fault.
The movie “IT” premiered this weekend. Now, at my theater, we knew we would most likely be extremely busy with this movie so extra film crew were put on then schedule for weekend shifts. In all honesty though, we were totally NOT prepared to sell out 6 showtimes! The amount of people who came out to see this movie was ridiculous! IT’s opening weekend did just as well as Beauty and the Beast’s opening weekend did at our theater. Saturday night I bounced back and forth between cleaning theaters and working the second line in box office. I’d never seen the box office line that long in the entire 18 months I’d been working there.
But this post is about manners right? Correct! When you show up 10 minutes before a popular movie in its opening weekend starts and it’s sold out, please don’t yell at me. You running late is not my fault! And if you barely scrape by and get tickets before the movie sells out, please don’t come yell at me that you can’t find enough seats for you and your 4 kids and wife to sit together. I’m sorry but I can’t control where people sit in the individual theaters. I can ask them to move over and not skip seats, but if they don’t want to move, I can’t force them.
I got yelled at about 12 times Saturday night for things that were out of my control. So please when you come see a movie and things don’t go your way, do not take your aggression out on our film crew. We will do out best to help you and offer any compensation if we can. A little tidbit, if you come up to me with a problem and you are nice about it, I’m going out my way to do more for you just because you didn’t yell at me.
In the words of Colin Firth in the movie Kingsman, “Manner Maketh Man.” So please remember your manners when you come to the movie theater.