The second trailer for It came out yesterday and I prompted went bonkers over it. Let’s review, then we can have some coffee talk about it in a few, okay?
First, the good. The lighting looks tense! The sets are great! They included the great rock fight! The kids all look appropriate for their roles, particularly Sophia Lillis as Bev. I’ll be frank: in the original miniseries, Bev was a bit of a wallflower, which was a huge departure from the book. Lillis’s Bev looks to be feisty and steadfast, which sets up so much for later on in the story (sidenote: producers, if you can get Jessica Chastain to be the adult Bev, I will die a happy woman. I would pay to see her kick the shit out of an overly-macho Tom.). In this version, even though it’s a snippet, I can see why all the boys in The Losers Club house crushes for her. I’m hoping this holds up in the full film.
Now for the concerns. Guys, we still have not heard Bill Skarsgaard speak. Sure, we’ve heard the Pennywise laugh, and he looks menacing, but we haven’t heard that iconic character speak yet. That concerns me, because if the voice is all wrong, that will kill this character dead in the water, no floating (see what I did there? Is this thing turned on?). We have, however, heard Stuttering Bill speak twice, who fucking stutters as part of his character, which is a defining trait of him being an outcast. I’m really concerned that Bill will not stutter, which fundamentally alters the character. Here’s hoping we caught Bill speaking on a good day. Maybe he thrust his fist against the post while insisting he sees the ghosts.
In short: jury’s out, but I will still fling my money at someone to see this.