I went to see IT Chapter Two earlier. It was an earlish showing - 16.30 start, plus adverts. Fortunate too, as it turns out that Chapter Two is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. A lengthy tale. More films are becoming this length, but often they drag on far too long without any additional impact. I think that might have been the case for this film too.
My friend has read the books. I haven’t. I’m not sure I even watched the original films either. I thought I did, but I don’t really recollect anything.
SPOILERS AHEAD (sort of)
A lot of the film length was because of the number of characters.
They each had their own mini quest to accomplish to retrieve their token for the ritual. There was a lot of flashbacks and trips down memory lane. While these were good individual segments, some of them felt a bit forced and used for story points for the second part.
There was a lot more action and gore in Chapter Two. Pennywise literally gets his teeth into several characters - and nobody is safe within Stephen King’s mad world - er, universe. Kids don’t have a good time, but I guess kids didn’t have a good time in Chapter One either...
There is more to say, but that’s 200 words for today. A decent film, but nothing too spectacular.