Ok, I’ll get this out in the open first: I didn’t love the 2017 version of IT. I know I may be somewhat in the minority there, as I’ve stated in the past, but it didn’t (bad pun coming up) float my boat. Having said that, I am looking forward to IT: Chapter 2 as the trailer pretty much blew me away, as well as the star-power acting wise that’s involved. Now that I got that out of the way, I have to give some love to this new ‘etched’ version of Pennywise from NECA for it’s 2019 San Diego Comic-Con release:
I know that NECA alone has released a lot of versions of the new Pennywise character, but this one kind of blows me a way. Based on the Derry Charter engravings from the movie (where Pennywise is seen) – the figure stands 7″, comes in a display box that opens to reveal the figure, along with two head sculpts and two balloons. Pre-orders on the NECA website have unfortunately closed – so grab one if you’re lucky enough to go to SDCC this year in July or snag one off eBay for a good price now (I was lucky enough to get one pretty much at cost). For more pics and details, go HERE and scroll down!
Have you heard the one about the evil clown named Pennywise that eats children and feeds off of their fears? I guess the punchline isn’t going to really be funny. Regardless, the wait is over and the revamped version of Stephen King’s IT movie has finally arrived in theaters! Part remake. Part redo. And all business. Literally, because it’s going to make a shit-ton of money on opening weekend (latest projection is around $130 million). But does this new incarnation of IT live up to the hype, and how does it compare to the original 1990 mini-series of the same name? The latter I won’t focus on too much, but the former I definitely will. Continue reading →