Tbh I laughed at parts but mainly because pennywise just makes me laugh.I have to disagree as I thought it was a lesser film in every way. I've not seen or read any other iteration of IT and I tend to avoid horror films in general as I usually dislike them but I was dragged to Chapter one and ended up really enjoying it. Didn't have any enjoyment with this film
I think the biggest factor was the characters. Felt the bond was strong between all of the kids in the first as you got to know them but in chapter two it seemed too broken up to form any connection with any of them
The story was far more focused in the first and that allowed the interaction Pennywise's had with the kids to be more terrifying whereas with the second I didn't feel much of a sense dread from him
And even though some of the CGI'd creatures looked the same, or similar, to the first (as I said in a previous comment) there were segments where I wasn't sure if I was meant to be scared or laughing at what was produced. I actually think there may have been more bits that were meant to be funny than there were of horror and this mixture of tones damaged the overall film
But it'd be boring if we all thought the same way. As an outsider to the franchise/material, this just wasn't for me
I agree about the lack of connection bring intentional but even after the initial set up I felt no chemistry between the actors which the kids manage to portray seamlesslyTbh I laughed at parts but mainly because pennywise just makes me laugh.
And I agree that the connection isn’t there when they are adults but also isn’t that the point?
I knew that the connection would be missing from after the first film waiting for this one because they all moved on and forgot everything.
I dunno, for me, the sequel was just as good. Much better than say the sequel to the conjuring. Whilst I enjoyed the second, I found the first much better
This bit ill put in a spoiler though:
I think with the connection as adults and personally being aware that would be missing because they have grown apart, I liked the fact we saw flashbacks of them as kids after the first fight and the fact that pennywise still went after them on their own. I loved that element.
I wonder if zavvi wil, be different to the others? I know the jb hifi one is as above and is 3 disc