The evil clown Pennywise comes back 27 years later to the city of Derry, Maine. The children of the first movie come back as adults, and it is interesting to see that they lost all their memories before returning to the town. In order to defeat Pennywise, the Losers are forced to relive the memories they had forgotten and confront their past demons. A ritual needs to be performed to ensure that Pennywise is defeated, and they will do whatever it takes to win.
For a horror movie, I wasn’t very scared. Sure, there were moments where I jumped or something surprised me but to say that it held the same lasting creepy effect as the first, would be a lie. I liked being able to see who the kids grew up to be, and how their lives changed after they got out of Derry. One of the first points that I noticed was that Beverly (Jessica Chastain) seemed to have ended up with a man that was a lot like her father. I was happy to see that she left him.
For me, the stars of the movie were Richie Tozier (Bill Hader), Bill Denbrough (James McAvoy) and Eddie Kaspbrak (James Ransome). Richie’s sarcasm and foul mouth were able to break through the moments of tension, and Eddie’s knack for reminding people of the dangers of infection were able to make me laugh even when I should have been scared. While I enjoyed that, it made the movie fall farther and farther away from being scary. Though, Pennywise’s daughter was imagery I would very much like to never see again. Overall, the movie was enjoyable and it had a closing sequence that I found incredibly wholesome.
Have you guys seen the movie? What did you guys think of it?