This is a wait-until-IT-comes-to-DVD movie...no pun intended.
No matter how much you polish the story, it still has a horrible ending. The book was so thick. I remember reading it when it came out, and the ending was such a letdown. It's almost as if King was just writing along with no idea how to end it, and then "boom" - the dumb sci-fi ending. The first half of the old TV movie was very creepy, but the second half ruined it for me. This is a wait-until-IT-comes-to-DVD movie...no pun intended.
A recurring criticism of King over the years has been that he doesn't end books well.
The only thing that is memorable about -IT, is Pennywise. Other than that, I have no interest in the new film.
I fully agree. It's not a very scary movie. Long, dragged out...Pennywise is the only saving grace, imo.