Overall Rank: 5201
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 24
Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/10/2019
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andy Muschietti
Actors: James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James Ransone, Bill Skarsgård, Isaiah Mustafa
Plot: Twenty-seven years after the Loser's Club stopped the entity known as Pennywise from preying on the children of Derry, Maine, the now-adult group gets called back to town. The evil they thought they had vanquished has returned - and now they will have to remember, and come together once again and stop evil for good - no matter the sacrifice. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 09/11/2019
It has to first hike through a tedious setup before it starts to get good, but "It: Chapter 2" is a satisfying enough second half and ends up being one of the saddest horror films I've seen if not the best or scariest.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 12/28/2019
CHAPTER TWO picks up thirty years after the events from IT (2017). Director Andy Muschietti really goes all out to adapt as much of Stephen King's 1000 page novel as possible. The adult actors are excellent counterparts to the younger cast members in the first movie. James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and surprisingly Jay Ryan are all pretty good.
The problem with the movie though is the scares aren't as frequent as in the first movie. I thought the 2017 movie was good but not necessarily scary but it had a very creepy uneasy vibe. This one, not so much. Much the jump scenes use CGI a lot and the many forms that Pennywise the Clown shapeshifts into are clearly just CGI cartoons.
It doesn't help that the movie is incredibly ridiculously long. It's almost 3 hours long, like …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/30/2019
“You lied and I died!”
Making us proud Georgie.
I re-watched the 1990 mini-series and 2017 remake last month in preparation for this movie in terms of judging in quality. The 90's version had it moments, but I find some scenes unintentionally funny where it reeked of early Stephen King adaptations. 2017 was surprisingly good and a massive improvement, but laid back on cheap thrills.
‘IT: Chapter Two’ was a tough act to follow up on after the monster success of the first and with the second chapter being the hardest to adapt. I thought the movie both succeeds and stumbles in parts. Although reflecting back makes it feel more like a parody than a serious horror movie. An epic finale that ended in a over the top fashion - with themes of childhood trauma and the idea of …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/17/2019
While I found Chapter 1 to be a better adaptation of my personal favorite Stephen King novel, Chapter 2 isn't so much a step down as a step sideways. It still follows the novel pretty closely and benefits from some dynamite casting. Still, for all its horror elements, Chapter 2 also has a fair bit of humor - maybe a bit too much at times - but it a worthy follow-up and I'm waiting for the inevitable director's cut that meshes the two into a complete saga.
Chapter Two begins in Derry where a gay couple, Adrian Mellon (Xavier Dolan) and Don Hagarty (Taylor Frey) are accosted by some of Derry's finest, ultimately resulting in Mellon being thrown off a bridge where he thinks he is about to be rescued, but instead becomes the first victim in a long time of the shape-shifting Pennywise …