MOVIE REVIEW | “It Chapter Two”

1137126_web1_gtr-ItChapter2-3-0509190405It Chapter Two” has flickers of fright, but is ultimately undone by an arduous runtime. Director Andy Muschietti went a tad long in the original, but successfully captured the intimacy of children facing a terrifying evil.

Clocking in at a brain-numbing 2 hours and 50 minutes, his sequel tries to explore every corner and ends up lacking cohesion. The scares that work are overpowered by big-budget CGI theatrics.

It Chapter Two aims for a blockbuster horror epic, but unfortunately misses the mark.

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated the child-eating clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), the town of

Derry is once again under siege. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) reaches out to his childhood friends to fulfill a sacred pact. Bill (James McAvoy) is a famous writer, whose stutter returns when he receives… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).06

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