It's one of those traits you often see among King's monsters (although this might be movie specific, because I don't recall it being a thing in the book) - powerful, inhuman, unnatural creatures aren't really aloof and alienated, they're petty, self-indulgent, small-minded little shits, which actually doesn't seem far off the mark.I'm fascinated by this dynamic of It having obsessed over the group for the whole interim period. The tone there, where he seems to take everything so personally, continues some things I really liked from the first, like his apparent offence at Bill asserting that the images were not real.
I have never read the book, but I have read summaries, and I would suppose that this is a case of taking things that were previously only part of the creature's inner monologue and externalising then into how It expresses itself towards the other characters.(although this might be movie specific, because I don't recall it being a thing in the book)
I understand the book to have It explain that terrifying people before eating them is akin to salting the meat, and that children have less abstract fears that are easier to shapeshift into a physical form for. But now that you bring it up, the way that the story represents how vulnerable It is when people actually stand up to It would seem to vary the implication that a native cowardice is also a factor.Bookwrack said:Actually, wasn't the big reason why It went after kids is because kids were _easy?_