It Chapter Two
It’s been three weeks since It Chapter Two released in theaters, so if you haven’t seen it yet: spoiler alert!!!
Y’all. I’ve seen this movie twice already. I cringed, laughed, and cried just as many times the second time around as I did at the premier. I’ve been dying to see it again, and plan to do so as soon as I have three hours to spare out of my overbooked schedule. I can’t get over this movie, how good it was and how much I loved it.
It Chapter Two was f@#$%^& great.
First of all, Pennywise is incredible. Bill Skarsgård is a brilliant maniac who’s facial expressions are out of this world and who’s voice is both chilling and amusing all at once. Every stunt he pulled and every form he took makes you feel something, whether it’s humor or fear or sadness or sympathy. No matter what, you’re never bored with him. You want to hate him for the devastating monster that he is, but somehow you just can’t get enough of him.
Secondly, the casting was flawless. The child cast of the first film was perfect, and the casting of their adult counterparts was impeccable. Jessica Chastain brings the same fearless yet compassionate energy that Sophia Lillis brought to their Beverly Marsh. Andy Bean is heartbreakingly perfect as Stanley Uris, channeling that same gentleness that Wyatt Oleff had. Isaiah Mustafa is perfect as Chosen Jacob’s Mike Hanlon, James McAvoy is flawless as Jaeden Martell’s Bill Denbrough, and Jay Ryan is the most precious version of Jeremy Ray Taylor’s Ben Hanscom that we could’ve ever hoped for.
And, of course, my personal favorites: Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrak. James Ransone is a spitting image of Jack Dylan Grazer. They look so similar that I’m not convinced that they’re not actually the same person who has figured out time travel and just really wanted to play the same roll twice. And Bill Hader (who we all know I’m a huge fan of) is an absolutely perfect Richie Tozier. No one could possibly play a better Richie, unless, of course, Finn Wolfhard got in on that time travel action and played the roll himself.
(And I 100% stan #reddie, so R.I.P. Eddie and my poor, fragile heart.)
And lastly, the story itself was really well executed and was honestly so moving. As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a visceral horror movie- one that makes me scared or pulls me to the edge of my seat, but also makes me feel deeper emotions of love and connection. Between the identifying, confronting, and conquering of so many unique fears and the palpable chemistry amongst several of the characters, this movie moved me on several different levels and captivated me for every minute of both viewings.
I had high hopes for this film and it delivered on every single one. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest that you catch it in theaters, because it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.
If you have seen it, what’s your favorite part? Tweet me! I’d love to know!
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