Horror-Theatrical It: Chapter Two - In theaters September 6, 2019

bloodsnake007

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Title: It: Chapter 2

Tagline: You'll Float Again

Genre: Horror

Director: Andy Muschietti

Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Xavier Dolan, Teach Grant, Jess Weixler, Will Beinbrink, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Taylor Frey

Release: 2019-09-05

Plot: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
 
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tommyh84

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Apr 28, 2011
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Just got back and thought it was only ok and definitely not as good as the first film. Too much CGI and too much enforced humour which took away any tension that the first film mastered (on the first viewing anyway)

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tridon

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After finally watching the second half to the 2017 blockbuster, I can now see where some of the criticism came from. First, though, I’m going to run through the good. The cast is amazing! All of the adult actors NAILED the performances. You could totally believe that was the kids all grown up. Bill Skarsgård was once again great as Pennywise, too, though it’s a shame you see him less this time around. The score by Benjamin Wallfisch is absolutely fantastic. Between the Pennywise theme and the Losers theme, the music is breathtaking and holds everything tightly together. There’s a nice surprise cameo in the film, too. Andy Muschietti has once again put together a really good film, I just wish he was more restrained during the final cut. The film’s just too damn long. There were scenes that could’ve easily been cut or trimmed to reduce the film by 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour. There’s way, way too much CGI. So much could’ve been done the practical way with make-up and looked creepier and more realistic. After just coming off of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s mostly practical creatures, all the CGI ones in It Chapter Two were disappointing. Also, with this final battle with Pennywise taking place during today in modern times, it opens up some questions. In this age of smartphones, how would one just forget what’s happening in Derry? There’d be things posted on social media; the FBI would be visiting after hearing about mutilated bodies. With the novel and original TV film, the adults fight Pennywise in the late ‘80s, so you can see why information wouldn’t have been easily shared with the rest of the country. In 2019, though, there’s no way that would stay hush. There’s no way a group of friends 27 years later would be saving a town on their own. I’m probably just looking too far into it, but it wasn’t until I saw James McAvoy’s Bill on a smartphone where I went, “Huh?” Overall, it’s not a horrible film AT ALL (I’ve straight-up heard people say it sucks). It does have problems, though, and for that, it definitely pales in comparison to 2017’s Chapter One.

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