IT: Chapter 2 Review

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IT: Chapter 2 Review

Tyler Parker, Review writer

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 IT: Chapter 2 was directed by Andy Muschietti. The plot continues straight from the last movie where the loser club are now all adults as they return to the town of Derry 27 years later to finish off the killer clown “Pennywise”. The critical reception of this movie was very mixed, with it sitting at a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes currently. While it wasn’t as good as the first film, I personally enjoyed this one. The scares and designs of the monsters were creative, it transferred scenes from the book exceedingly well and made the changes it needed to make the film actually work. Pennywise is still very intimidating, with Bill Skarsgard doing another great job portraying the dancing killer clown.

 

Character- wise, the adult actors did a great job portryaying the performances that the kids did in the first film. Mike actually has character in this one, which I was very happy to see, but the best loser in this film is by far “Bill Hader” as Richie. Not only does he channel the character Finn Wolfhard portrayed in the original nearly perfectly, he also puts new emotion into the character, as he struggles to come to terms with some aspects of himself as the film goes on. The characters are definitely the best part of this film, which was the part I enjoyed the most.

 

To warn some, there are acts of homophobia and domestic violence in this film, which I can’t blame people for getting upset at, as they are arduous to watch at times. I can’t go into much of these aspects though, as I don’t want to give a lot of spoilers in this particular review. To move on, this movie feels like a much bigger movie than the first one, from the cinematography and sets, to even the transitions between scenes and I can’t give enough praise to those bits of the film.

 

 I’d give the film a 7.5/10. It was enjoyable, sometimes nerve wracking, and a grand sequel to the first film. I had fun and I personally think anyone into horror, or who enjoyed the first film should give this one a shot.

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