It: Chapter Two is the long-awaited sequel to the 2017’s movie, which is based on the 1986’s book from the thriller and horror writer Stephen King.
27 years after the alleged defeat of the clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), we are back to the town of Derry, where we see a homosexual couple suffering from the violence and intolerance of others being brutally beaten down and one of them even thrown from the bridge of the city into the river. The couple’s disappearance arouses Mike’s (Isaiah Mustafa) suspicion, the only who stayed in the city, becoming a librarian. The many disappearances rises his suspicion, which then forces him to contact his childhood friends to live up to their promise to defeat the evil clown.
The Losers’ Club is then called, Bill (James McAvoy), the former leader and also the one who made them promise to meet if necessary, Beverly (Jessica Chastain), the only girl in the group, Ben (Jay Ryan) the boy who was secretly in love with Bev, Richie (Bill Hader) with his always sharp answers, Eddie (James Ransone) with his hypochondriac crises and Stanley (Andy Bean) full of fears.
The film then moves between flashbacks and the current moments experienced by the characters, overlapping scenes and moments they have gone through. Most of the scenes run almost organically, so the transition between them is smooth and without seeming forced.
With almost 3 hours long, the movie can be dragged in at times, too many flashbacks can be a little annoying, especially about scenes that have taken place in the same movie. Having a flashback to the previous movie is understandable, but something that happened a few minutes earlier slows the pace of the movie, especially in its half.
The film’s photography still stands out along with the special effects, which leaves nothing to be desired from its predecessor. However, having James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain again in the same movie in a short space of time (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) makes Professor Xavier’s image overlap with Bill in many scenes.
For the most avid fans, the details and Easter Eggs are very interesting, even a very amusing appearance by a person essential to the existence of the movie. Who finds it out, please tell us here in the comments!
It: Chapter Two premieres in theaters on September 8th.