2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

What you’d expect, but with the scriptwriting quality of GoT season 8.

The first installment of IT may not have grabbed me (read my review here), but at the very least the lines weren’t cringeworthy and there weren’t any obvious plot holes. Not so this time around.

27 years have passed since the ‘Losers’ gang had a show-down with Pennywise the clown (Bill Skarsgård). Now adults, they must join forces to get rid of him for good.

The opening scene is strong and intriguing but it all goes downhill from there. Only one of the original three screenplay writers has remained since the last film and it has made a distinct difference. There were some interesting scenes, but by the end I had stopped caring about the characters. It’s also a shame to have lost the retro charm of the previous film, which was a huge draw.

On the plus side they did well with casting believable lookalikes for the children’s grown-up counterparts. I also can’t fault the special effects.

Watch out for Stephen King making a cameo appearance.

It Chapter Two premieres in Sweden on 6 September.


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