It Chapter Two: Review by @Kush_Hayes
The biggest surprise of It Chapter Two is discovering at the end, that this movie brought to us by the same team who brought us 2017s record breaking It (Chapter One). Why is that such a surprise? Well, it feels like a whole other story as we pick up where The Losers are in their lives now 27 years later. Where as we explored the youth of the Derry Maine in 1989, we still explore that, as we go on to find out what still scares our heroes in their adult lives.
To be fair, It Chapter Two is probably closer to the 1,116 page book this movie is adapted from than its predecessor, which felt more like an adaptation of the first part of the TV Miniseries from 1990. Its because of that first movie from three years ago and the Miniseries from 1990 that people think the book is split up the same, following the kids and then the adults whereas its actually following the adults and allowing them solely to reflect on the horrors they faced growing up. It gets to the point that by the time we roll final credits I had to wonder why this wasnt just a single abridged adaptation. Everything we built up in 2016 is still conveyed in this to the point I think you could view this fresh, having never seen the first and not miss a detail at all.
I feel like if we just focused on the adults, and didnt lean into their childhood flashbacks, we might save 30-45 mins on this 2 hour 45 min run time.
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