IT: Chapter Two finally released

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In 1986, the legendary author Stephen King released a novel by the name of It. Four years later, the novel received a film adaption, in the form of a two part miniseries. 27 years after that, in 2017, a remake was made of the movie and book. And now, two years later, the sequel has finally arrived. The movie premiered on August 26, 2019 at Regency Village Theater, in Los Angeles. IT: Chapter Two was finally released on September 6, 2019, and was met with generally positive ratings and reviews.

The movie does not start where the first part left off, rather, it begins 27 years later into the future. Pennywise has returned after almost 3 decades to scare and traumatize the inhabitants of Derry, Maine. Mike Hanlon, a member of the Losers Club, calls every member once again, to inform them that It is back. After their first showdown with Pennywise, the group made a promise that if Pennywise would ever return, they would take it down once and for all. The Losers Club, now full grown adults, must face Pennywise for the second time. However, this time, they plan to take him down for good.

IT: Chapter Two might have been quite a stretched movie, the film’s running time being roughly two hours and fifty minutes, but overall the movie garnered generally positive reviews and reactions. It received a 7 out of 10 on IMDb and a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, both being popular websites to rate films on. The film’s budget was around 70 million USD, which makes the budget twice as much as Chapter One, which was around 35 million USD. According to Business Insider, the director of both films, Andrés Muschietti, told them, “My intention was to stay true to the spirit, and I would have made a bigger movie with Chapter One if I had more money.”

 

A film can, of course, not be complete without it’s actors. Bill Skarsgård plays the 

titular character and main antagonist of the film, It, more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The Losers Club, Bill, Eddie, Mike, Richie, Beverly, Stanley, and Ben, are played by James McAvoy, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, Andy Bean, and Jay Ryan, respectively. 

 

IT: Chapter One was critically acclaimed for being a fine scare of a movie. Whether IT: Chapter Two lives up to that, is up to the viewer. The only way to find out whether the film is as good as Chapter One, is to watch the movie yourself. Just make sure to not bring people that get scared too easily, because that won’t be a fun ride for them.

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