It Chapter Two Reviews

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February 18, 2021
The filmmakers made the change in the story worse by indulging in every storytelling whim they wanted, whether it was warranted or not.
February 8, 2021
Just don't expect to have anything to actually care about.
February 5, 2021
As fun as it is to see the talented kids back on their bikes for certain scenes of It Chapter Two, the movie is an object lesson in the trickiness of portraying youthful friendships and then translating them into adult roles.
January 31, 2021
In this sequel Pennywise's red balloon has finally popped.
January 29, 2021
Every time [It Chapter Two] has an interesting choice to make, it makes the wrong one
December 30, 2020
It's a bit episodic and bloated, but overall it works as a fitting conclusion to the story.
December 7, 2020
The protagonists must stop the creature quickly - but the filmmakers are in no rush to bring this second part to a close.
November 21, 2020
The movie's biggest mistake is its reliance on gore at the expense of narrative clarity. Far too little is said about Pennywise's background, origin or purpose. It's hinted at, but never fleshed out as to why he does what he does or for what reason.
November 1, 2020
It: Chapter Two isn't freaky enough, or funny enough, and even after spending five hours with this story, it doesn't make us care about the characters enough.
October 27, 2020
I think that you'll find it is exactly what we hoped it to be but... it's not better than anyone could imagine.
October 19, 2020
Its the cast that saves It Chapter Two.
September 16, 2020
If you're expecting It: Chapter Two to be bloodier and gorier and more adult, you won't be disappointed. Chapter One dealt with childhood trauma and loss, Chapter Two zeros in on that unresolved trauma.
August 27, 2020
It Chapter Two is a faithful and satisfying conclusion we deserve. It was always going to be a challenge to re-capture lightning in a bottle knowing the bases it had to cover. But it embraces all of its craziness (faults and all)...
August 16, 2020
The film moves at enough of a pace to ensure that the runtime doesn't feel as indulgent as it could've done, but the episodic storytelling often gets tiring.
July 29, 2020
Kids may be a bit smarter in 2016 and their demons, both internal and external, may be a bit more complex, but a good creepy clown clearly still evokes frights.
July 28, 2020
There's little growth here and a curious lack of stakes. For a movie about standing up to fatalism, Chapter Two wallows in it.
July 8, 2020
A perfect casting can't defeat the curse of a repetitive narrative and an overzealous need for detail.
July 5, 2020
The bad news is this movie's terrible, the good news is it's SO entertaining.
June 27, 2020
[It Chapter Two is] paced well, pays service to fans of both Chapter One and the novel and even fixes some past issues.
June 24, 2020
It: Chapter Two feels like a strong improvement, and a solid slice of commercially-minded populist horror.
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