It has been nearly 27 years since we’ve last heard from “IT,” which is Stephen King’s 1986 novel. In November of 1990, a miniseries based off of the book aired on ABC over a span of two nights. Now, IT reappeared in theatres on Sept. 28 2017, which is coincidentally 27 years from its 1990 miniseries.
Rotten Tomatoes, a review website by Fandago, gave the 1990 series a 57%. On the other hand, the 2017 version of IT was given a 85% by the website.
The 2017 version of IT appropriately portrayed the 1980s setting with its use of characters and setting.
Director Andy Muschietti creates a visual of what the eighties looked like for today’s, more modern audience.