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.
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.
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.