Reviews: It Chapter Two (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: At least returning screenwriter Gary Dauberman sets up a running gag about Bill’s inability to end any of his books well, a charge that could be leveled at King…whose source material is, frankly, one of these films’ biggest problems.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The film isn’t as tightly focused and constructed as the first, but it is significantly more fun and adventurous.
  • [New] | Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The drama is so sloppily constructed, ultimately it doesn’t feel like a story but rather a highlight reel for the visual effects teams.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A bigger misfire than its predecessor, and a waste of a great cast. Unsupportably overlong, with a feel-good self-care denouement that’s almost dangerous. The only terrifying thing here is the tedium.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The episodic “face your inner demon” scenes needlessly extend the story diluting the horror in the process. Muschietti stills knows how to cinematically murder children, but Pennywise and company lack the spit and vigor from Chapter 1.
  • [New] | Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Even if it’s nowhere near as overtly scary as the first chapter, what the story gets at thematically is an effective fulfillment of what has already been established.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: It: Chapter 2 had me floating away with the feeling I’ve spent five hours with this series, with no real thoughts other than seeing a missed opportunity.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • [New] | Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens