It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two Poster

27 years after overcoming the malevolent supernatural entity Pennywise, the former members of the Losers' Club, who have grown up and moved away from Derry, are brought back together by a devastating phone call.

"It Chapter Two" is a 2019 supernatural horror movie directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the novel "It" by Stephen King. The movie is a follow up to the 2017 "It", and includes the Loser's Club as adults, 27 years after their preliminary encounter with the clown Pennywise.

Plot Overview
The film opens with a gay couple extremely beaten by homophobes in Derry, Maine, which leads to one of them being eliminated by Pennywise. This triggers Mike Hanlon, the only member of the Loser's Club who remained in Derry and retained all his memories, to reunite the club after recognizing that Pennywise has returned.

The Call to Arms
As grownups, the Losers have left Derry and forgotten their encounters with Pennywise. When Mike notifies them about It's return, they reluctantly agree to return. Mike exposes that he has discovered a routine from the regional Native Americans that can destroy Pennywise. To carry out the Ritual of Chüd, each Loser should have a token of their past. They spread across Derry to find their tokens and are haunted by Pennywise in different types.

The Final Showdown
The Losers return to the old Neibolt house where they had their very first encounter with Pennywise. They carry out the routine, recording a physical representation of It in the artifact. However, the ritual stops working, and Pennywise breaks complimentary, growing to an enormous size. The Loser's Club, understanding that Pennywise feeds off their fears, belittles him, decreasing him to a small size which allows them to remove and crush Pennywise's heart, eliminating him.

After the fight, the Losers go back to their regular lives, maintaining their memories of each other and the horror caused by Pennywise. Ben and Beverly get together while Bill begins writing a brand-new novel. Eddie passes away throughout the fight, and his death inspires Richie to finally challenge his sexuality. Mike leaves Derry for the very first time in his life, while Stanley's suicide note reveals that he killed himself to strengthen the group's willpower against It.

Themes and Reception
The core theme of "It Chapter Two" focuses on facing one's past fears, a special take to juxtapose the scary category with internal devils. The movie checks out homophobia, childhood trauma, and unrequited love, securely woven with looming supernatural dangers. Despite the movie's interesting facilities, it received blended reviews, with appreciation targeted at its exploration of adult styles and character development but criticisms versus its length and pacing.

With a significant concentrate on the matured members of the Loser's Club, "It Chapter Two" digs much deeper into the mental ethos of fear, amplifying the horror experience in King's chaotic world, bringing an end to Pennywise's reign of fear. The film manages to culminate the two-part narrative, sealing the Losers' trauma and offering a cathartic resolution to their shared horrific experience.

Top Cast

  • Jessica Chastain (small)
    Jessica Chastain
    Beverly Marsh
  • James McAvoy (small)
    James McAvoy
    Bill Denbrough
  • Bill Hader (small)
    Bill Hader
    Richie Tozier
  • Isaiah Mustafa (small)
    Isaiah Mustafa
    Mike Hanlon
  • Jay Ryan (small)
    Jay Ryan
    Ben Hanscom
  • James Ransone (small)
    James Ransone
    Eddie Kaspbrak
  • Andy Bean (small)
    Andy Bean
    Stanley Uris
  • Bill Skarsgård (small)
    Bill Skarsgård
  • Jaeden Martell (small)
    Jaeden Martell
    Young Bill Denbrough
  • Jack Dylan Grazer (small)
    Jack Dylan Grazer
    Young Eddie Kaspbrak
  • Finn Wolfhard (small)
    Finn Wolfhard
    Young Richie Tozier