IT Chapter 2

It’s Baaaaack! For Chapter II

Welcome back to Derry, folks! Two years ago audiences were terrified by Pennywise the Clown in the hit movie It, inspired by Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

In It, a group of kids in the small town of Derry come together to take down Pennywise who is filling his clown car with bodies.

Now for Chapter II, it takes place 27 years after that horrific summer.

Pennywise returns terrorizing Derry and the group joins forces as adults to send back the clown.

Despite It’s huge production, the film is much too long, lacks any scares, and the characters curse like sailors.

At 2 hours and 50 minutes, this clown show drags a lot.

It takes an hour to assemble the gang, another hour for each character to have their own plotline, and 50 minutes to battle Pennywise.

Many in the theater were chatting and checking their phones waiting for the circus to pack up.

Considering the length, much of the thrills become monotonous by the middle.

They’re not too scary, but a majority of this film feels like it’s spent in front of a green screen.

Horror thrives on real looking blood and guts, not some computer generated clownishness.

It gives off the feeling of an adventure flick more than a scary one.

To put the button on the clown’s nose, the cursing is off the wall.

These 40-year-olds make cringey “your mom” jokes and say the f-word like it’s “hello.”

They make Tony Soprano sound like Shakespeare.

I recall the first one being good, but who would think Chapter II had big clown shoes to fill?