September 06, 2019

It Chapter Two is in theaters on September 6th, 2019.

The world’s creepiest clown Pennywise returns for IT Chapter Two. I’ve seen the original TV miniseries (shout out to Seth Green) and I loved IT Chapter One. Yes, I loved it, but yes, I also spent 85% of the time watching through a sweater for protection. I was always excited for this final installment, but it doubled once they started confirming the cast members. Jessica Chastain as Beverly? James McAvoy as Bill? Bill Hader as Richie!? With a cast like this, it would be hard to ruin a classic story like IT.

The Losers’ Club find themselves returning to the mysterious town of Derry, Maine (Stephen King’s fictional reoccurring town in his novels) to close the chapter on haunting memories they thought they’d forgotten. Taking place 27 years after the events of IT Chapter One, we find that the Losers’ Club has drifted apart, not keeping in touch at all. When Pennywise returns to Derry to wreak havoc, Mike (the only one who stayed in Derry) knows it’s time for the group to return to their hometown and stop Pennywise once and for all.

Clocking in at nearly three hours, IT Chapter Two had an amazing cast, some fun character development and big scares, but I will admit it ran a bit long. I think they could have edited it down a bit shorter. And while it did deviate a bit from the original story, it had some fun easter eggs and cameos to hit home for Stephen King fans. Watching Bill Hader as adult Richie was absolutely amazing. The Finn Wolfhard/Bill Hader pairing could not have been done any better! The cast had amazing chemistry and provided a solid film follow-up to one of the biggest horror movies ever. And I must give one final shout out to Bill Skarsgård for shining as Pennywise. He’ll be haunting my dreams for sure.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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