"Reel Reviews: ‘It: Chapter Two’ gives best ending to series" by: Jessica Shepard

   “It: Chapter Two” is leading box offices in theaters worldwide after its debut weekend with over $190 million.
   The film is rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.
   It Chapter Two is a supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film It, both based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King.
   The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the first film, it stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean as the adult versions of the Losers’ Club.
   Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff reprise their roles as the younger Losers, while Bill Skarsgård also returns as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
   In 2016 Derry, Maine, Adrian Mellon (Dolan) and his boyfriend Don Hagarty (Frey) are attacked by a group of homophobic youths.
   Mellon is then thrown from a bridge and killed by Pennywise (Skarsgard) while Don watches helplessly.
   Mike Hanlon (Mustafa) overhears the incident on a police scanner and rushes to the scene.
   Upon realizing that “It” has resurfaced, he calls the other members of the Losers Club—Bill (McAvoy), Ben (Ryan), Beverly (Chastain), Richie (Hader), Eddie (Ransone), and Stan (Bean)—back to Derry.
   All are amnesiac about their childhoods and disturbed by the calls, but agree to return.
   Stan, however, commits suicide after his call.
   The Losers reunite at a local restaurant and slowly begin to recover their memories, but are terrified by disturbing visions and taunts caused by It.
   Richie and Eddie decide to leave while Mike reveals to Bill that he met with a Native American tribe who him showed a vision of It arriving to Earth from the stars, and informed him of the Ritual of Chüd- a way of destroying It once and for all.
   Bill and Mike convince Richie and Eddie to stay and finish what was started.
   Henry Bowers, having survived his apparent death, has been confined to a mental hospital, but with the help of It he escapes.
   For the ritual to work, each Loser must have an artifact from their past.
   Beverly goes to her old home and finds the love letter Ben wrote for her, though she still believes Bill wrote it.
   Bill goes to the storm drain where Georgie was killed and recovers his paper boat before meeting a boy named Dean, who tells Bill that he lives in Bill’s old house and often hears voices.
   Ben goes to the town’s high school and finds his old yearbook page, which Beverly was the only person to sign.
   Eddie goes to a pharmacy and recovers an inhaler while Richie goes to an abandoned arcade where he finds a game token.
   After escaping individual encounters with It, the Losers use a shower cap from their childhood clubhouse for Stan and Mike finds the rock that started their fight against the Bowers gang years prior.
That’s where It really ramps up his attempts to disband the Losers and drown them in childhood trauma to scare them to death.
It’s definitely got enough scares and creepy moments to make it a favorite of mine already and definitely worth seeing.
In fact, it beats out the first movie in my book!

Rate this article: 
No votes yet