IT: Chapter 2

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IT: Chapter 2

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Sophie Hall and Amelia Mendes

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Sophie’s Review: It Chapter 2, was released on September 6th, and has received a slightly lower rating on Rotten Tomatoes than the predecessor. Despite this, I found the sequel to be equally entertaining and slightly more frightening. The first movie acted as more of a drama, where childhood friends come together to conquer their fears, but the second movie added more humor and scares, giving it that extra amount of horror. For fans of the first movie, I highly recommend taking a trip to the theaters to continue the experience. The second movie makes many connections back to the first, through flashbacks and scares. It had me rooting for the Losers Club and I genuinely cared whether the kids lived or died, unlike most horror movies. It, Chapter one and two, followed the book and made the sequel more than just a money maker, but an actual planned continuation of the first. If viewers watch closely, they are able to find some interesting connections between the two, such as what is behind the Not Scary and Very Scary doors in each movie. The second movie also provided flashbacks for those who have not watched It recently and still want to go. The only thing I felt could have been better was if there had been a bit more of a scare factor and less drama.  If you are looking to be scared out of your wits, this movie will not provide. Overall, It Chapter 2 is worth watching. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Amelia’s Review: I’ve just spent the last five hours of my life watching a demonic clown eat children. The first two hours were dedicated to watching the first IT at home, as I was too scared to see it when IT (pun-intended) first came out, and the last three watching the highly anticipated sequel, IT: Chapter 2, currently in theaters. The first film cleverly created a balance that focused slightly less on the horror aspect of the storyline and more on the character development of its young protagonists. The emotional investment that the audience now had in these characters from the first film was then exploited in the sequel, which focused on its protagonists twenty-seven years later. I knew it was going to be intense when they had a second security stop, checking for IDs, before actually letting you enter the theater, in addition to a warning to viewers before the film started. In all honesty, the movie terrified me; after a particular bathroom scene, I now find myself checking behind the shower curtain. Unlike in other horror movies, the audience now knew and loved these characters, making their endangerment all the more intense. In regards to the cast, Bill Hadar’s performance as Ritchie Tozier, a character he shared with the talented Finn Wolfhard, stood out as a prime example of how comedic relief in a horror movie should be executed— serving their character’s purpose of lightening up the tone, but without detracting from the character’s complexity. The fright factor of the film was powerful, although not as grotesque and gratuitous as those of a slasher film. The meaning behind the characters’ suspenseful interactions with the main villain, Pennywise, an evil, ancient, being that mainly takes on the form of a clown, as well as Henry Bowers, the sadistic neighborhood bully turned madman, made the scarier scenes crucial to the storyline and made IT: Chapter 2 a well rounded horror film that is so much more than just a corny monster movie.

WARNING: Rather than giving it two thumbs up, I’ve decided to give it two hands over your eyes. There couldn’t have been a better movie to usher in Halloween. You’ll be jumping out of your skin and, if you’re not careful… “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO”. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️