The long awaited sequel to Andy Muschietti’s adaption of IT finally hit theatres across the UK on 6th September.

A week after release IT Chapter Two has earned over $100m domestically and $200m worldwide.

The story follows the Losers’ Club 27 years after the events of the first movie. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Isaiah Mustafa and Bill Hader are some of the main characters that have been perfectly casted as the Losers’ counterparts.

After the mystery killings started happening again in Derry, Mike Hanlon rounds up the Losers’ club to get rid of the culprit once and for all.

IT Chapter Two has received a mixed response from critics and audiences alike.

Though the scenes were different, it resembled the end result of ABC’s 1990 adaption of the novel starring Tim Curry.

As adults, the fear of the Dead Lights isn’t as effective as it was in IT Chapter One.

One piece of fan service that I think Andy Muschietti did really well is adapt some of the scenarios the Losers face both as children and adults, especially Richie’s encounter with the Paul Bunyan statue.

Bill Hader and James Ransone impressed Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrack, bringing a good balance of humour to the jump scares.

The main highlight of the movie and best performance obviously goes to Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown. The child-like eeriness in the clown suit give his time on-screen that edge that brings the film together.

A problem that was also present in the previous movie was the jump scare formula. All the characters confront IT on their own and after a few scenes, there is no real fear factor. Pennywise becomes more of a nuisance than a threat.

Overall the scenes feel a little bit rushed, making hardly any emotional connection between the audience and the grown-up characters.

Understandably, some are a little bit disappointed by the climax as coming in to the movie, you expect something bigger than its 2017 prequel.

I remember laughing with my friend when the climax scene happened just because of how bizarre it looked.

The ending scene of the movie was impactful and fittingly wrapped up Chapter Two.

Movie Rating: 6/10

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