I love that there was more humor in this one because of the humor and kinda bad CGI I wasn't scared at all. I usually get freaked out easily in scary movies. So if you want to dive into horror without being scared shirtless, this movie is a good start!
I wished there had been more of Pennywise as the clown in the movies vs the CGI monsters because they're just not as scary as the actual clown. Again, just my personal opinion.
My biggest gripe and this is just personal to me, it won't affect most people but I do want to mention it because if someone had told me I wouldn't have gone to see this one. Before the movie starts there's a warning for the flashing lights and man do they use flashing lights! There is one scene in the funhouse that is seen in the trailer and then most of the ending... so I had to cover my eyes or hide into my partner's shoulder for most of the ending which sucked because it was so good from the parts I did see and what I heard.
I've heard a lot of complaints about the runtime or the pacing and I didn't have any issues with it. The pacing was perfect! Nothing was ever too slow or boring. The runtime didn't fill bloated or overstuffed. I thought it was great!
Overall, I really enjoyed this and fully recommend unless you have issues with strobe lights as I do. Then stay away!