In fact, I was supposed to see this movie last year when it was released but, at the last minute, Nick, my step-on, bailed out and, instead, we went to see at the time ‘The Hitman's Bodyguard’ which was not bad but still rather forgettable. Eventually, since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I was even more eager to check it out. Well, even though I did like it, somehow, it didn’t really completely blow me away though. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I saw that the acclaimed TV mini-series less than a year ago but, in fact, with this version, they improved pretty much everything that was disappointing with the first version. Indeed, the directing was pretty good, the special effets were top-notch and the kids all gave some really solid performances. Concerning Bill Skarsgård, he gave a completely different performance than Tim Curry but he did a really fine job as well. So, it was all fine and, yet, the whole thing never really grabbed me. Maybe it was because I already knew where everything was leading to, maybe it was because it was too faithful to the book (which I haven’t actually read). Indeed, when Cary Fukunaga was still involved, he had removed many famous scenes from the book which were added back by Andy Muschietti afterwards and maybe Fukunaga's approach would be more interesting. I guess I should re-watch this movie at some point to make up my mind about the damned thing. Anyway, to conclude, it was still a really solid horror flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.