Alright guys and gals we have a really good review for all of you today. It’s a movie review to a wonderful and horrifyingly fantastic film that was first written as a book but turned into a film for its second time in film history we have IT Chapter Two. Now for all my readers I’m here to tell you this is a spoiler free review which means no spoilers about the film will be exposed in this review. Now that’s out of the way let’s get to this review!
Alright so for all of the readers who have seen the first film which told the story of Pennywise’s (Bill Skarsgard) first encounter with the Losers gang then this review won’t confuse you one bit. But if you haven’t seen the first part of the movie then I suspect you will be very confused so to stop confusion I suggest you watch the first film before seeing the second part.
Now in this film we had an important piece of the book play out in this film the only thing I think is different is the time period that the certain scene happened but that’s okay because I was kind of happy but mostly excited to see that the scene made it to the final cut of the film. Like I said I won’t spoil it but for those who have read the book knows that the bridge part was a big part in the book that’s all I’m saying on that. I’m pretty sure a lot of you will be able to figure out what I mean by just mentioning the bridge.
The film brought us to the lives of The Losers Club which consists of Bill Denbrough (James McAvoy), Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa), Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain), Richie Tozier (Bill Hader), Ben Hanscom (Jay Ryan), Eddie Kaspbrak (James Ransone), and Stanley Uris (Andy Bean) we saw how they were living their lives as adults since twenty-seven years had passed and quite a lot of them had changed as they got older but some of them never did change. But they did keep to their word and returned to the place where it all started for them. So they can once and for all take down Pennywise the clown for good.
Now from seeing this as a fan of the original film I will say that both versions are phenomenal in their own way. Let me explain, so with the original film the directors and studio both thought it would be good at the time to make one film but only use the source material from the second half of the book and use bits and pieces of the first half of the book to tell the story. Even though that sounded like a good idea at the time it confused a lot of people. However with this remake version the director went his own way and made it into a successful two part film without confusing anybody because each part helps complete the story that the great Stephen King wrote and published back in the late 80’s. Having a story with a huge amount of source material at your feet you need to use it and that’s what makes the remake so great. Because it uses the source material, it gives us brilliant acting from not only the adult actors but the children actors too. Fun fact about the children actors of the first part, the visual effects team had to de-age a lot of them when they were brought back on set because they aged too much and had to be de-aged in order to look like they did two years ago, it’s amazing what can happen to looks of an actor or actress within two years.
The film itself did an amazing job, I have to give all hands down to the awesome Andy Muschietti. He directed what I would call a double masterpiece, his directing, and filming all brought to the audience an absolutely phenomenal and fantastic horror film which is exactly what the horror genre lovers needed. He has done such an amazing job with his crew of hard working men and women and hard working actors and actresses to bring such a phenomenal story to screen.
I will say though that it’s not new that we get cameo appearances of the writers or creators of the source material because we’ve seen it be done before, but every time I see Stephen King in one of his films or television series’s based off his work I always smile cause it’s so awesome to see him in the work that he wrote as it’s brought to life on screen.
All I can really say to you my readers is go see this film. If you’re a fan of horror and if you’ve loved all the Stephen King material that has been made into movies so far, then you will love this film.
IT Chapter Two is now out in theaters