IT: Part 2 or budgeted cast reunion?


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IT: Chapter 2 promotional image.

Mackenzie Allbee, Staff Writer

Based on the second half of Stephen King’s novel, It: Chapter Two picks up 27 years after the Losers’ Club thought they terminated the terrifying clown known as Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). When the shapeshifting demon resurfaces, the improbable heroes return to their hometown Derry, Maine, to get rid of Pennywise once and for all. 

The scripts written for every character fit perfectly. Bill Hader (Richie Tozer) did an excellent job of portraying Richie because he had the same mannerisms that Richie had in part one. Not only did Hader fulfill the role of Riche Tozer but so did Finn Wolfhard. Wolfhard did a stunning job of showing the traumatizing memories that took place in Richie’s childhood. 

On the other hand, the movie lacks it’s bloodcurdling and chilling scares from before. Delaney Hitsman said, “The movie was good besides the animations being very fake. The movie ended up being funnier than it was scary, but all in all, it was good.“ 

Logan Abell added, “The movie was crazy! Half the time, I was watching the movie through my fingers but couldn’t look away. I had nightmares the night after, but everything went back to normal.”

To sum it up, if you are a die-hard Stephen King fan, then the movie may be a letdown. However,  keep in mind that the book is over a thousand pages long, so the storyline couldn’t fit within six hours, let alone a three-hour time-span. The prolonged, uneventful three hours were filled with flashbacks, and it was more of an adventure-horror. It’s as though the movie was rushed, and it missed elements that were in the book.