Bill Hader having an Oscar win is more believable than everyone whining and crying about Robert Downey Jr. having an Oscar just because “OOH,HE HAD A GREAT ARC IN THE MCU!”....Uhhh,ok?
For the whole time,IT Chapter 2 seemed like a sleeper excitement movie for me,even if that meant I liked Chapter One fine enough.
But color me shocked,there was a lot to enjoy about this one. This was a pleasant surprise from start to finish. And a lot of that is devoted to Pennywise,who's basically Thanos in reverse. From the guy who appears just for cool lines and terror to the guy who appears just for plain Terror. Yeah,there’s the same “I CONQUER WORLDS” motivation from *insert villain here*,but hey,it’s still shocking that they find newer ways to mix that up. It's also thanks to him that this movie was a beautiful symphony of Horror segments,with the last fight being fun,albeit thrilling. As the story is easily the weakest part of it,I can't fault it at the same time for the beauty of the technical side. It also makes space for the perfect ensemble in action,from James McAvoy to Jessica Chastain to Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa. As well as Bill Skarsgard,who slaps the role of Pennywise. The technical side just sprawls of imagination,from a zombie-looking aunt with multiple mouths throughout her body to a head with crawling spider legs,the imagination never stops here,all accompanied by Benjamin Wallfisch’s now interesting score. And hey,cool cameos from Andy Muschietti and Stephen King (certainly better than the last movie that had random cameos). Bu all of that doesn’t mean IT’s perfect.
Again,the movie is 2h50’,so beware of your patience in the theater,unless you’re shocked by the horror scenes. Sometimes,it feels like a Marvel movie,since there may as well be a moment that makes you feel any emotion that gets instantly interrupted by a joke. Because we’re not overly serious and dark,y’know? And maybe it was better to not add the Deleted Scenes from IT Chapter One,since they’re just there to amp up the runtime. Cute flashbacks,but still pretty unnecessary. And the sequence I was most looking forward to (the Circus Mirror sequence) lasted just as much as a random commercial. A real shame,since the trailers made me super stoked to see how that’d play out. And a slight warning,there are some sequences with flashing lights that may annoy somebody,and the beginning may piss off someone,based on gender.
But overall still,what a surprising experience! I was expecting a pleasing finale,but what I had was a big thinkamajig of scares,thrills and Dancing Clowns. I had a blast at IT Chapter Two,and I’m pretty sure you’ll have a blast too. They all have a blast down here...