It Chapter Two (2019) – Movie Review

It Chapter Two is a supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muscchietti and written by Gary Dauberman. The film is a sequel to It (2017). Both films are based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The first film was one of the best films of 2017, which was praised by everyone, and became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. And that’s why the madness and hype for its sequel are obvious and real.

The film sets in 2016, in the Town of Derry, twenty-seven years after the events of the first film. In the first film, Losers Club defeated Pennywise/IT (Bill Skarsgard), the Dancing Demonic Clown; In this film, IT returns to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now, the Losers Club, who are now grown-ups, who have gone their separate ways, must reunite and destroy evil Pennywise once and for all, who is now more deadlier and scarier than ever.

The film sets up a very interesting plot about deadly Pennywise who is back for revenge after 27, its background story, where it came from, the reunion of losers club, and finally how they try to break this recurring chain of deadly events. Unlike its prequel, the film focuses more on its human characters rather than Pennywise. And of course, there are so many important characters to whom makers tried to give the proper character arcs. But to make that happen, the film became almost three hours long, which is one of its drawbacks. The complete film feels like traversing with these human characters, and Pennywise is just a background filler, except the climax. The film has a brilliant cast, including Jessica Chastin, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard. So, the performance-wise the film is top-notch, and these characters fit properly as an adult version of their kid counterparts.

Verdict : The film is less scary than its prequel; But storytelling-wise, it is a good sequel, which remains honest to its original content.

Rating : 3.6/5

Check the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJ5P7Up3jA

Check the review for It (2017) here : https://moviepub.org/2017/09/12/it-2017/

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