It Chapter Two – rate 8/10
“Defeated by members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise — now more powerful than ever.” – synopsis from Google
If you haven’t seen It released back in 2017, then you definitely need to before seeing It Chapter Two!
Jumping into the film, the audience is taken 27 years into the future where we get to see the adult versions of the previous It film’s main cast of kids. We see what they are doing now and how they have grown as adults.
It Chapter Two can be broken up into three different parts. The first being the reunion of the Loser’s Club and having them reminiscence and remember their traumatizing childhood involving Pennywise. The second part is each of their individual journey’s in discovering of their personal past and complex emotions. Finally, the third part is the discovery in how to fight and overcome Pennywise where they will end this reign of terror. Each of these 3 parts build up not only the story and the beautifully growing character development but the emotional tie between each character. They each present their own fears and help each other overcome them. They reunite the special bond they had as children but as now adults they become even stronger as they confront It.
I loved Richie Tozier played by Bill Hader. His comical relief and heartwarming moments kept the film afloat from the scary pop up moments. He helped move the scenes and kept the audience relaxed as the cast continued to tell the story. I thought the casting was well picked as each gave great performances. They each reflected the kid versions of themselves almost to the tee.
The violence and bloodshed was not as bad as it could have been. Of course there was a lot of it, but it was the right amount. As most of the “scary” moments were done with CGI, it was really obvious how fake it was. So fake that people laughed instead of being scared. Besides the gore, the real “scary” parts were the sudden pop up scenes where someone looks away and when they turn back around someone scary was there instead. Of course the ominous music didn’t help but it was what made the movie fun and exciting. All those scenes are what made me jump a few times.
Overall, I absolutely LOVED how amazing the arc was for this film and how well it was developed. They told the story and left you satisfied at the end. You got to fall in love with the characters and their journey and got to see what you’ve been waiting to see. These two movies, It and It Chapter Two, are worth a watch! Even if you are a scaredy-cat of thriller/mystery aka “scary” movies, you should go with a friend and you would have a good time! I promise it is not that bad. So please get out and go see It!
Keep it real,