Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Keith L. Williams,
Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise -- now more powerful than ever.
Continuing with the extreme coincidence of the number 27, this film was on September 6, 2019 (9+6+2+0+1+9 = 27). The 1st chapter It (2017) was released on September 8, 2017 (9+8+2+0+1+7 = 27). There's a 27 year age gap between Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon) and Chosen Jacobs (young Mike) as well as Teach Grant (Henry Bowers) and Nicholas Hamilton (young Henry). See more »
Beverly is kidnapped by Pennywise towards the end of the first movie, prompting the other boys to go to Neibolt to save her. In the flashback to the aftermath in this movie, Beverly is on her bike. She wouldn't have had her bike if she'd been kidnapped by Pennywise. See more »
Something happens to you when you leave this town. The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But me, I never left. I remember all of it.
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The Warner Bros and New Line Cinema logos are made of rusted metal, and are set in darkness and illuminated by Pennywise's Deadlights. See more »
In Vietnam, the film's running time is 2 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds. See more »
Call me "old fashioned," but CGI monster overkill does nothing for me
I really, realllly wanted to like this film. As a huge fan of the original mini-series (and EVERYTHING Tim Curry), I knew I'd have a challenge going into both Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 with an open mind. I had to separate. I didn't have as high of expectations as I did for Chapter 1 as Part 2 of the mini series was much weaker than the Part 1 anyway as well as Stephen King's It (Book).
The actors were great. Even the first few jump scares were decent, and then it just became overkill. And not scary whatsoever. All of the CGI monsters look ridiculous and completely take you out of the moment. I grew up watching 80s/90s horror (AND LOVING IT). The baddies were REAL and TERRIFYING. For example, Mrs. Massey, the bloated bathtub corpse in The Shining. That was a real, completely horrifying image that has stayed with me 30 years after I First saw the movie. I don't understand the obsession with CGI when there's no need for it.
Sadly, this movie was just a drawn out bore.
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