Good morning! My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is get up early before everyone else in the house is up (yes, I know I’m weird) and just surf the net for entertaining reads or Pinterest pictures or whatever. I say I’m getting up to finish the story I’m working on for you guys (the one where I tell you what happened to Charley Packstone after she went into witness protection after Cut in Darkness), but I’m really just going to enjoy my morning coffee while questing for interesting internet reads and procrastinating real work.
Speaking of interesting internet reading, I stumbled upon Chuck Wendig’s post about the movie IT. The movie and Chuck’s interpretation of IT (and life, really) are fantastic, and you should totally go read the post. And see the movie! There are no spoilers in his post, and Chuck Wendig is one of my favorite bloggers when it comes to novelists who blog. Here is how he describes himself on his blog:
Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. This is his blog. He talks a lot about writing. And food. And pop culture. And his kid. He uses lots of naughty language. NSFW. Probably NSFL. Be advised.
Back to the movie IT… I loved it. The child actors were awesomesauce, and Pennywise is frightening. I jumped several times. I laughed at the children, because their dialogue is incredibly witty and because they’re great actors. And in true Stephen King fashion, he takes someone my age back to the 80’s when life was… different. It would take a series of posts to explain what I mean by “different” in that statement, but if you lived in the 80’s, you know what I’m talking about.
Here’s how Chuck put it:
So, we’re not talking some shiny happy worldview here.
And yet, just the same, it’s a place where that evil can be defeated. It is a place where, moreover, it can be defeated by children — the unlikeliest of combatants, the scrappiest of heroes, the Gooniest of champions.
Chuck goes on, and you should go read it, but I think we are all craving that feeling these days — the feeling that evil can be defeated.
Have you seen the movie? Did you like it?