The clown is back

By: Alison Chodak

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY,N.Y.- “IT: Chapter Two” has arguably been the most talked about movie this month. “IT” is originally based on Stephen King’s supernatural novel. The movie was released September 6, 2019; two years after the remake was premiered and was directed by Andy Muschietti.

The movie is about The Loser’s Club all grown up, 27 years later from where their story last left off. They return to the town of Derry because they must defeat Pennywise the Dancing Clown, one last time. This movie was hyped up over the past few years after the 2017 version did so well. The success can be attributed to the younger actors of the film. The adult cast for “IT: Chapter Two” worked well together- however, they were lacking a bit of a connection. When the characters were interacting on screen, it didn’t feel like these people used to be friends 27 years ago. It felt like they were acquaintances, not best friends who almost died for each other all those years ago. The movie was also very rushed. The viewer was jumping from one scene to the next with very little time for the scene to develop.

Many actors were praised for how they portrayed their character. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, were acknowledged for acting really well. Skarsgard was one of the returning cast and it was nice to see a familiar face … even if he was scary. James Ransone, who played Eddie Kaspbrak, portrayed Eddie very well and hasn’t gotten a lot of praise for his acting. Some of the adult acting was minimum due to the rushed time in the beginning and all of the flashbacks in the movie. The audience saw the kid actors a lot.

Overall, the movie was a good scary movie but, not a great scary movie. This is the perfect movie to see right before Halloween. Go see it before you float!

WARNING/SPOILER: There is a violent scene in the beginning against a gay couple, so viewer discretion is advised.

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