This is the kind of film non-horror movie fans think we watch all the time. If only they knew! A phenomenon like It: Chapter 2 happens once every year, at best, and is just as good as Part 1 was. The casting is brilliant. It takes a while to figure out who’s who, between the cast of Part 1 and their adult counterpart, but it eventually sinks in. I ended up connecting with everyone in this.
There are several flashbacks, so the original cast reprise their roles. Pennywise returns, too, of course, to fuck with everyone’s mind and kill a few. There are genuinely creepy moments that will make you swallow your tongue. The creature design is unbelievable. This is a horror fan’s wet dream come true. I was one with this movie and never wanted it to end.
This story constantly came full circle. When we think of what a quintessential horror movie is, this is the one that comes to mind. The special effects are out of this world. There are jump scares at every turn. There’s a bit of every horror trope in this, but with a special touch that makes them unique. Legendary casting! Amazing cinematography! What a great flick!