Yesterday, I went to see It: Chapter Two together with my dad after waiting for two years, since the first part was released! Finally the time had come and I was super excited. Ever since the first teaser trailer dropped, earlier this year, I have been waiting with much anticipation.
Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed the movie. I am a huge fan of the book, which I have read four times in the past 20 years, and watching the rest of the story when The Loser’s Club are all adults, seeing how the characters were portrayed and how the final battle with It was like, was awesome! The casting of It: Chapter Two was brilliant, in my opinion. A lot of the adult actors look so much like the child actors, like the resemblance, they couldn’t have cast it better. Also, Bill Hader as Rochie Rozier, providing the comedy, was absolutely amazing.
In Chapter Two, there are a lot of flashbacks of the kids, with scenes/stories we didn’t see in the first part. Before I went to see the movie I heard through several sources that they de-aged a few of the child actors since they have grown a lot in the two years after the first movie. That was kinda a distraction for me. I wouldn’t say they did a bad job with it, but I will say it was kinda noticeable. But maybe it is because I heard about it and I was kinda paying attention to it. I feel I maybe wouldn’t have noticed anything if I hadn’t heard about the de-aging part. But, oh well.
The movie’s running time is nearly three hours. And to be honest, I feel they could have made it a lot shorter. Some moments in the movie was kinda slow paced for me. Some cuts here and there wouldn’t have been a bother for me, personally. But, like I said, I enjoyed the movie. If you are a fan of the book then this movie is a must-see! If you’re not familiar with the source material, then this movie can be a drag.
I am excited that there may be a super cut version with chapter one and two combined. The director, Andy Muschietti, revealed during several interviews he’s even thinking about shooting new stuff for the super cut. That would be a super treat for all the fans, I’m sure.
Have you watched It: Chapter Two? What are your thoughts?