It Chapter 2 – Horror
Category – Movie
Content – The Loser’s Club is back to fight off Pennywise once again. Unlike the first movie, Chapter 2 actually has more of the horror aspect. The first hour is filled with grotesque monsters, some blood and Penny eating people. The movie lulls a bit with each Loser having to find something from the past. This takes a minute; however the adult actors mix with the young Losers and it is still entertaining. Even though they have stepped up the horror in this one, the little comedic bites and digs are still there as well.Towards the end we get scenes that hint of an alien aspect about Penny, this is a bit weird and doesn’t feel really part of the story line. You get over it though! This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – The ensemble cast in this film is fantastic! Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and of course Bill Skarsgard. And of course the original young Losers are all back as well. While Jessica shines as “Beverly” the real acting in Skarsgard is brilliant as “Pennywise”. He is actually a pretty scary Clown! Another 8 out of 10.
Duration – 2 hrs 50 min. Pretty long for a Horror film. I understand that we needed to mix the adult and child Losers and get more back story, but this still could have been cut down. This gets a 6 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for It Chapter 2 – 22 out of 30
Recommended Watch – If you enjoy Horror and creepy clowns, this is a definite watch. If that’s not your thing, move along to the next film!