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“IT Chapter Two” Review

If you enjoy thrillers, IT Chapter Two offers a good balance of comedy and horror that will keep you entertained.

By Katie Sell, Staff Writer

IT Chapter Two is the sequel to Andrés Muschietti’s first adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT. The story picks up 27 years after the first film, and follows the lives of the seven now-adult characters as they’re faced with the same nightmare that haunted their past. The film itself runs for almost three hours — two hours and fifty minutes to be exact — but will constantly keep you at the edge of your seat. 

First off, the special effects and CGI was incredibly well done. Second, I was surprised with how much comedy they incorporated into this sequel, with actors like Bill Hader the humor was on par with Superbad or Thor: Ragnarok

As for horror, there were only a couple moments where I was actually scared — and when I say “scared” I mean I flinched a little because of jumpscares. This film is definitely tolerable if you don’t do horror, since it is not too intense when compared to other movies. My wimpy friends who came to the theatre with me can testify. 

One thing that I really enjoyed about this movie was how many nods and flashbacks they did to the first IT; this really helped to create a nostalgic feel. If you have not seen the first IT, I would definitely recommend watching it before you hit the theatres because you will need context to understand a lot of the references — but it’s well worth it!  In summary, if you enjoy thrillers, IT Chapter Two offers a good balance of comedy and horror that will keep you entertained. 

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