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It Chapter 2 Review

I was so hyped for this movie, and it didn’t disappoint!

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It Chapter 2 follows the Losers Club who return to Derry after 27 years. The same sort of high jinks happen including a lot of jump scares involving scary imagery – some of which was very weird – what was that old lady? Let’s talk about this for a minute.

I quite liked this scene where the group split up, yes it did seem quite scooby-doo but it was fun to spend more time with each of the group individually. I was especially touched by Richie’s flash back and of course this was only amplified with the ending. Some were a bit too strange and almost comical but on watching it seemed to have the same fear and comedy as the original; which I think worked better in the original as it was kids. This I was hoping to be a bit darker and more horrific.

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And this was again seen in the ending. They finally overpower Pennywise by yelling at him and making him feel small so they can kill him. This is a nice moral that words can hurt people just as much as any physical or psychological pain but this felt like a moral for a kids movie. I don’t feel the mainly adult (or older teenager audience) would really learn from this or take it on board like a child would and it just felt a bit underwhelming and strange. Don’t get me wrong, I adored this movie, but the actual death of Pennywise left me wanting something more, something different.

But overall I enjoyed this movie. I liked the doors that were opened in Richie’s story line, how we saw more detail about how Ben felt for Beverly and how they still all came together in a time of need and never really lost their friendship with one another.

This is definitely a movie I would watch again and I would enjoy. If I had to be brutally honest I do prefer the original movie with the kids more but that’s personal preference. I felt this movie was still a bit too childish with its jokes and conclusion to suit the adult cast being presented to us.

What did you think of It: Chapter 2?

Until next time.

2 Comments »

  1. I definitely agree that the way they defeat Pennywise doesn’t really fly for a movie aimed at adults. It’s s nice message about the harm of bullying, but it’s also incredibly hokey. It’s really my only complaint about a movie I otherwise thoroughly loved! Nice review!

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