‘IT’ Alternate Beginning Imagines a World Where Georgie Lives

‘IT’ Alternate Beginning Imagines a World Where Georgie Lives

You know how the movie Clue has alternate endings that suggest different people were the murderers? As far as movie gimmicks go, that’s a favorite. Even more unusual than an alternate ending, though, is an alternate beginning. Yet this is what Andrés Muschietti, director of 2017’s IT adaptation, has given us in the following video:     Yes, in this alternate beginning Georgie successfully retrieves his paper boat. And that’s it. Conflict solved. Cannibalistic clown evaded. The Losers Club need not deploy. Best of all, we see Pennywise dejectedly say, “Shit.” You can really sense his disappointment over his missed meal.   …