These are some of the surprising things you might notice if you see “It” a second time
*Spoilers ahead: If you haven’t seen the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, you might want to stop reading, go see the film, and meet us back here. We’ll be waiting!*
The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s It just became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. If you’re one of the millions of movie-goers who’ve been to the theater to see the movie, you were probably too distracted by Pennywise and all It’s terrifying glory to notice tiny plot details. But there are definitely some surprising things you’ll find if you can make it through a second viewing of It.
The movie stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise — an evil, shape-shifting clown who has turned the small town of Derry, Maine into his (or It’s) personal killing ground. Pennywise has the ability to transform into its victims’ worst nightmares, then feed on both their fear and their flesh. Of course, the killer clown prefers to target little kids because of their slight gullibility and their vivid imaginations, which give It more options for terror.
Honestly, we can’t think of anything more terrifying, but if you can make it through a second viewing, then you may notice these things, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The limits of Pennywise’s power.
We know that Pennywise can pop up almost anywhere and scare his victims, but we’ve only seen any physical damage happen close to the sewers. It would be easy to assume that Penny’s powers were tied to the sewer, but when asked if this was the case, screenwriter Gary Dauberman said it wasn’t. According to Dauberman, the only way the Losers can protect themselves is by sticking together. But if that’s true, why didn’t It kill Eddie in the yard of 29 Neibolt St.? Or Ben in the library? Or Mike in the alley? If It really has the ability to take the kids as long they’re alone, why doesn’t he?
Why was Bev playing the damsel in distress role?
Bev’s abduction wasn’t in the book or the 1990 original TV movie, and throughout this new adaptation, she has been kind of the bravest of the bunch. So we can’t quite understand why the writers would make her the damsel in distress — simply because she’s a girl?
Where did the kids pick up their cleaning skills?
You probably didn’t have the time to wonder how the Losers managed to clean up as well as they did. But remember the scene where a geyser of blood shoots up from the sink drain and covers Bev’s bathroom from top to bottom? That blood didn’t disappear on its own! How did a group of kids handle that clean-up so well while Bev’s dad was out? We’re just going to assume they hand some Danny Tanner cleaning training in a former life.
And finally, the flute lady with the bent face might actually be the creepiest part of the entire film.
Seeing the movie for a second time will definitely give you a chance to appreciate all the tireless work that goes into movie-making — like the makeup and creature designs. And while Pennywise, with those razor-sharp teeth and painted face, was, well, creepy AF, the flute lady might have taken things to a whole new level.