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It Chapter Two (2019)

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Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director:

Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), Stephen King (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Beverly Marsh
James McAvoy ... Bill Denbrough
Bill Hader ... Richie Tozier
Isaiah Mustafa ... Mike Hanlon
Jay Ryan ... Ben Hanscom
James Ransone ... Eddie Kaspbrak
Andy Bean ... Stanley Uris
Bill Skarsgård ... Pennywise
Jaeden Martell ... Young Bill Denbrough
Wyatt Oleff ... Young Stanley Uris
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Young Eddie Kaspbrak
Finn Wolfhard ... Young Richie Tozier
Sophia Lillis ... Young Beverly Marsh
Chosen Jacobs ... Young Mike Hanlon
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Young Ben Hanscom
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

Witness the End of It. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material. | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,062,152, 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$154,916,867

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$324,316,867
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first film adaptation of a Stephen King novel with a cameo by the author since Thinner (1996). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Mrs. Kersch: Is it like how you remembered?
Beverly Marsh: It's cleaner.
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IT ends with a big balloon.
4 September 2019 | by tomholland2016See all my reviews

"For 27 years, I dreamt of you. I craved you. I've missed you!"

Pros:

  • The casting director very much shines in the spotlight here. If there is a category for Best Casting Director in the Academy Award, I am all in to bet that It: Chapter Two's will not just get nominated, but win very big. The casting director deserves a standing ovation for choosing the right actors for the right characters that resemble a lot with the younger-selves from the predecessor.


  • You will feel the emotional impact of The Losers' Club as a whole. The fear that feeds their souls, the memories that hunt them & the hopeless feeling that manipulates their strength all leave a strong impression to wonder within & about.


  • The various & disparate forms of IT should give a blast of excitement to the audience. This is the most entertaining part of the movie where you get to watch new other-worldly creatures lingering within the shadows or the old monsters are back to haunt them with a peek-a-boo! It is gross, weird and definitely strange.


  • The heartwarming story of The Losers' Club friendship is the beautiful gem you will find in no other horror movies this year. The connection they have is so strong and palpable,


  • An excellent set of transition techniques that jump from one place to another, giving that ominous vibe and at the same time feels like an adventure.


Cons:

  • Albeit the creatures are entertaining to watch, however it lacks the manifestation of the scary rituals that should follow. This is the main problem with the IT movies, it is not terrifying nor scary enough to make you have a nightmare. Even sometimes it is laughable due to its unprecedented nature of the creatures' features.


  • The real form of IT is upsetting and disappointing. I can strongly say that the majority will love IT's true form from the 1990 Television Mini-Series in comparison to the remake because that looks scarier, deadlier & more realistic.


  • It is super slow and draggy that it doesn't need to be at almost 3 hours mark. 2 hours should be the best run time for this movie like IT Chapter One. It has nothing much to talk about especially during the first hour. Reunion, get together, a few jumpscare parts. That's all there is to it.


  • The second act of the movie (halfway) feels as if you are watching 5 to 6 different short films instead. Because it has that slow-burning nature, the scenes feel disjointed from one another. It spends around 45 minutes to an hour to look at every members of The Losers' Club being haunted by Pennywise.


Verdict: IT CHAPTER TWO is certainly fresh and enjoyable. Hopes up not, its extremely slow-going story may make the audience bore enough to put you into sleep mode. IT CHAPTER TWO walks you into a journey of the insidious Derry town albeit its lack of formidable creatures.


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