For this reviewer, IT Chapter 2 was easily the most anticipated film of 2019.
Part one in 2017 was a pleasant surprise and an easy five out of five movie. Mostly thanks to some great casting, excellent creature design and brilliant direction from Andy Muschietti, and of course Stephen King’s best-selling story.
People who remembered the original mini-series and thought that nobody could top Tim Curry’s great performance of Pennywise, had forgotten a couple of things:
1. The mini series was a straight to TV production with some pretty average casting (Curry being the exception)
2. It’s been a long time since they probably saw it and realised that it wasn’t actually very good.
There was a new clown in town in the form of Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise, and the negative comments from any naysayers were put to rest as soon he lit up the screen with the new and improved version in 2017.
The only disappointing thing about IT Chapter 1 was that we would have to wait a couple of years before we saw the Loser's Club come back and finish Pennywise off once and for all.
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