I know I am late to the party, but I finally found time to go out and watch the It Chapter 2. Being a huge fan our the IT story, I was pumped to see how director, Andy Muschietti, put together the Losers Clubs adult story.
With most people focusing on everyone’s favorite clown when discussing the story of IT, I think most forget how strange the story, in particular, the adult’s portions of the story, are. I feel that these portions of the story can go one way or another with movie goers. Being a nerd myself, I love diving deep into a stories lore and getting a full understanding of its elements and how they influence the experience of the characters with its world.
Loved The Losers Club
With Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa Jay Ryan, and James Ransone taking the reins, I was thrilled to see they were able to capture their characters as well as their younger counterparts.
The relationships between the cast felt genuine and added a bit of levity to the otherwise dark and strange tale that is IT Chapter 2.
That Damn CGI
I have said this at nauseam, but when it comes to horror, I feel like practical effects are the way to go. I understand that this is easier said than done when creating physical models of these creatures, but I am immediately taken out of an experience once my brain says, “welp here goes that CGI again.”
Disregarding the computer-generated images, I think the scares were genuinely spooky, with Pennywise stealing the show similar to the first movie. I also like how this movie did try to stick to the book’s storyline, which is easier said than done.
After reflecting on both movies, I think the first chapter of the series can be considered scarier, leaving a more in-depth story for the second.
Overall I would recommend this movie for a watch, especially if you are a fan of the book. The experience, like most horror movies, would be enhanced by sitting in a dark theaters, but cuddling up on the couch with the lights off would work as well.