It Chapter Two
It Chapter Two is a 2019 American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film It, both based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events depicted in the first film, it stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean as the adult versions of the Losers' Club. Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff reprise their roles as the younger Losers, while Bill Skarsgård also returns as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Defeated by the 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.
Why IT Rocks
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- It's the ultimate conclusion of the movie series, which adapts the second part of the book.
- It is Pennywise at his absolute best, with him being stronger than ever.
- The adult actors give off amazing performances as the older Losers' Club, especially Bill Hader, who acts as the comic relief.
- The movie is still faithful to the novel.
- It also has a lot of humor too.
- The set and creature designs are some of the best, and maybe better than the original, since it gives off a ton of nostalgia.
- There's also a lot of touching moments in the movie.
- The romance in the movie is not cliché or forced in at all. This movie really did it well.
- The movie doesn't just cut to the future. It even has references to the original film, which gives off a good transition.
- The film has weaker scares compared to the original, since some are more funny than scary.
- It feels too long at times, considering the movie's almost three hours long.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63% based on 268 reviews, with an average rating of 6.21/10. The website's critical consensus reads: "It: Chapter Two proves bigger doesn't always mean scarier for horror sequels, but a fine cast and faithful approach to the source material keep this follow-up afloat." On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a score of 58 out of 100, based on 50 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale, the same as the first film, while those at PostTrak gave it an overall positive score of 76% and a 56% "definite recommend."