It Chapter two movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW MUCH SCARIER AND CREEPIER THAN THE FIRST IS IT CHAPTER 2?
Unfortunately for huge fans, it’s nowhere near as scary, but has a loveable and surprising sense of humour mixed with the terror. There’s also plenty of blood and clown kills in this horror sequel.
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with Pennywise, the Losers Club receive an unexpected phone call from their forgotten childhood friend, Mike, who reminds them of the oath they made as kids to return to Derry and defeat the evil clown for good.
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Bill Skarsgård
Writer: Gary Dauberman, Stephen King
Release Date (Australia): 5 September 2019
Runtime: 170 minutes/2h 50m
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains horror themes such as frequent depictions of a monster attacking children and adults, as well as disturbing scenes that feature abuse, suicide and a homophobic crime.
The film features scenes in which people are attacked by a fantasy monster, stabbed, bitten or beaten, accompanied by large sprays and spatters of blood.
The film contains frequent use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “d**k” and “**shole”.
The breasts of a monster who appears as an elderly woman are briefly viewed.
The film contains crude verbal references to sex and masturbation. There is also use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context.
R (for disturbing content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, some crude sexual material)
Aussie boy's thoughts
It comes as an enormous surprise that Chapter Two is nowhere near as terrifying as 2017’s It, but also adds some hysterical comedy and mixes it with the engaging characters, loads of blood and satisfying conclusion. Understandably though, this sequel will approach to several fans as a seriously disappointing and foolish let-down.
It Chapter Two was actually a pretty entertaining movie, but what’s fairly reasonable about the amount of disappointment is the sense of horror, humour and length. This sequel obviously doesn’t live up to the original. Despite the charming sense of humour, the terror-level’s going straight down. There’s jump-scares and bloody clown kills, but other than mild tension, that’s all the scariness throughout the film. The first film managed to be terrifying and contained a tiny sense of humour, but the humour here completely overtakes the horror. The pace is really decent, but the nearly-3-hours runtime is ridiculously unnecessary. It should’ve been fast, and the climax didn’t need to be so prolonged!
Thankfully, the cast and characters are able to save the only-mild horror themes. Again, the pacing is great and the story will likely entertain you. In the end, It Chapter Two could’ve been quicker and scarier, but still impressed us with the comedy and characters.
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