‘IT Chapter 2’ Film Review: Ends with a big balloon! ⭐⭐⭐

“For 27 years, I dreamt of you. I craved you. I’ve missed you!”

Pros:

  • The casting director very much shines in the spotlight here. If there is a category for Best Casting Director in the Academy Award, I am all in to bet that It: Chapter Two’s will not just get nominated, but win very big. The casting director deserves a standing ovation for choosing the right actors for the right characters that resemble a lot with the younger-selves from the predecessor.
  • You will feel the emotional impact of The Losers’ Club as a whole. The fear that feeds their souls, the memories that haunt them & the hopeless feeling that manipulates their strength all leave a strong impression to wonder within & about.
  • The various & disparate forms of IT should give a blast of excitement to the audience. This is the most entertaining part of the movie where you get to watch new other-worldly creatures lingering within the shadows or the old monsters are back to haunt them with a peek-a-boo! It is gross, weird and definitely strange.
  • The heartwarming story of The Losers’ Club friendship is the beautiful gem you will find in no other horror movies this year. The connection they have is so strong and palpable,
  • An excellent set of transition techniques that jump from one place to another, giving that ominous vibe and at the same time feels like an adventure.

Cons:

  • Albeit the creatures are entertaining to watch, however, it lacks the manifestation of the scary rituals that should follow. This is the main problem with the IT movies, it is not terrifying nor scary enough to make you have a nightmare. Even sometimes it is laughable due to its unprecedented nature of the creatures’ features.
  • The real form of IT is upsetting and disappointing. I can strongly say that the majority will love IT’s true form from the 1990 Television Mini-Series in comparison to the remake because that looks scarier, deadlier & more realistic.
  • It is super slow and draggy that it doesn’t need to be at almost 3 hours mark. 2 hours should be the best run time for this movie like IT Chapter One. It has nothing much to talk about especially during the first hour. Reunion, get together, a few jumpscare parts. That’s all there is to it.
  • The second act of the movie (halfway) feels as if you are watching 5 to 6 different short films instead. Because it has that slow-burning nature, the scenes feel disjointed from one another. It spends around 45 minutes to an hour to look at every member of The Losers’ Club being haunted by Pennywise.

Verdict: IT CHAPTER TWO is certainly fresh and enjoyable. Hopes up not, its extremely slow-going story may make the audience bore enough to put you into sleep mode. IT CHAPTER TWO walks you into a journey of the insidious Derry town albeit its lack of formidable creatures.

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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