After Watching the Horror Film”IT Chapter Two” I discovered two things.
- The original mini series has held up well through the years. I didn’t really think it would stand up against its brand new sibling. However, it actually does.
- Bill Skarsgard is priceless as Pennywise.
In 2016 Derry, Maine, a young gay man is beaten by a homophobic youth gang and thrown from a bridge. In the riverbank, he is killed when his heart is eaten by Pennywise. Mike Hanlon, the only member of the Losers’ Club who stayed in Derry, overhears the incident on a police scanner and rushes to the scene. Upon realizing that It has resurfaced, Mike calls the other members of the Losers back to Derry. (IMDbpro)
The above synopsis is only part of what is on the website. It was just too long and also had too many spoilers.
Horror Film “IT: Chapter Two” Review
As we say goodbye to summer we once again say hello to Pennywise, the dancing clown. Like millions of others, I was so excited to see this sequel. I enjoyed the film, but I do have some issues.
My husband and I watched the first ever “IT” with Tim Curry a few days before we saw “IT: The Second Chapter.” While I enjoyed the new film, it was very similar to the original. It’s ok to to use major plot points in a remake, but to use almost all of the original material is bad and it’s lazy.
There is no brilliant material additions. It’s really a shame because “IT” has the horror figure that your kids will be talking about the way my generation talks about the original “Halloween,” and Michael Myers. Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise, will be a classic horror figure for years to come.
Can these films be redeemed? Yes, oh yes they can. It’s called a franchise. There are tons of them. For instance, the James Bond franchise has over 25 films. A franchise can be made up of three films, and since “IT” already has two; turning it into a franchise can be not only profitable for the filmmakers, actors, and studio; it can be a major event in the life of horror lovers. In addition, it would allow the filmmakers to actually get creative. Make a film that will stand with the franchise or as a film that can be a draw for new horror fans. There is no other material to get a plot from, real writers will have to….write.
I believe that a third film will happen, and maybe more. Hollywood likes to make money and “IT” is a money maker as are most horror films with really good antagonists.
I liked this film, but I didn’t love it and I really wanted to love it! What I did love is Bill Skarsgard who played the scariest clown on earth. I would love to see him in films that would show off his talent. It doesn’t have to be horror, but something interesting.
I really liked seeing the kids again. The film goes back and forth between the kids, and the kids as grown ups. Such a talented cast ,with Jessica Chastain playing Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill. Also starring Bill Hader as Richie (Beep Beep Richie.) Isaiah Mustafa plays Mike Hanlon (The Old Spice Man.) Jay Ryan is Ben. James Ransone plays Eddie. Eddie Bean is Stanley.
I believe the biggest sin of this film is the fact that it is almost a carbon copy of the original. Part one was too, but somehow the kids pulled it off and made it seem like their story.
I give this film a 8/10. I took two points off because of the plot. Bill Skarsgard is amazing, and deserves a ten all by himself.