Friday, September 6, 2019


 IT Chapter 2 is directed by Andy Muchietti and stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, and Bill Skarsgard. The plot of the movie is 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. I have been super excited for this sequel because I loved the first movie, I thought it was a great adaptation of the Stephen King novel which I also really enjoyed, and I thought we were given characters we really got to know and love.    I loved this movie it expands on what I really loved about that first film and also introduces some new things. The performances are amazing not only do we get to see the return of the younger losers in flashbacks they still have that amazing chemistry that they had in the first film, but I really wanted to see how good the adult versions of these characters would be. Not only have they cast actors that truly look the part of the grown-up versions of those characters, but they really picked the perfect actors to portray these characters, because you really buy into them they have all their personalities and you get to see them have their own unique chemistry as adults and you see they have to slowly ease into that because they haven't seen each other in so long.    Bill Hader has been getting a lot of praise for his performance in this movie and I think he delivers a great turn here as the grown-up version of Richie he is really great in the dramatic moments that this movie gives him, and he is also a source of a lot of the comedy in the film. Jessica Chastain who plays Beverly all grown-up and James MacAvoy who plays Bill all grown-up they're terrific in the movie as you would expect they are great actors, and they were perfect for these characters, and they really hit some great emotional beats with their characters. Everyone in the cast fills their role perfectly, and there was not a single weak link. Bill Skarsgard is incredible as Pennywise. He can be terrifying or funny you don't know what he is going to do. This is a character that always keeps you on the edge of your seat you don't know when he's going to do something truly horrifying and Bill Skarsgard he completely embodies this character.    This movie is directed by Andy Muchietti who also directed the first film, and he did a fantastic job this is a really good-looking movie the cinematography is gorgeous this is an amazingly filmed movie it is one of the most beautiful looking horror movies I've seen in a long time. Muchiette makes this way scarier than the first film. The first movie I thought was more creepy than scary, but this film is definitely more of a horror film there are a lot more jump scars and thankfully they are effective. Muchietti definitely knows how to milk every scene for all the tension they have, he is great at building suspense, and he's great at giving a really good satisfying terrifying payoff. There is a fantastic balance between horror and comedy. He has done a wonderful job with these two films. You can definitely tell that he is operating on a much bigger scale than the first movie this movie is bigger and definitely feels wider in scope, but it feels like the story makes that necessary where you feel like it couldn't be done on a smaller scale or a smaller budget.    I love that they keep that hart that the first film had it was what I loved the most about that first IT movie. Yes, it was a fun horror movie that you can watch and jump a little be on the edge of your seat, but I really loved it because I loved those characters and the bond that they formed and that is carried over into this movie. There are some really great emotional scenes between characters where they are getting closer or you're learning new things about them. Everyone feels fully fleshed out everyone here feels three-dimensional and I'm happy they didn't come up short in the character development because that would have been very disappointing.    The length of the movie was something I heard a lot of complaints about I thought it flew by I didn't feel there were any unnecessary or redundant scenes. I felt like every scene served a purpose.  5 out of 5 stars for IT Chapter 2. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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