Friday Sep 06, 2019
It Chapter Two takes off 27 years after the events of the sequel's first movie, with an assortment of new actors playing the now-grown-up children from It.
If you remember It's ending, the young Losers — Bill, Beverly, Stanley, Richie, Eddie, Mike, and Ben — took a blood oath to face Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) once again should the maniac, homicidal clown ever returned to Derry, Maine.
Warning: Minor spoilers from "IT Chapter Two" ahead
While the first chapter was tackling their relationships and friendships, bullying, and — of course — the killer clown, three decades later, IT Chapter Two focuses more on how the grown-up Losers dealt with their childhood trauma by shelving those horrible memories so good they don't even remember why they are the way they are despite successes in adult life.
However, it is only Mike — played by Isaiah Mustafa — from the original Losers who stayed behind in the town as the librarian and remembers the life-altering events from the group's younger years.
Played by James McAvoy, Bill, on the other hand, features with his stutter as well as dealing with survivor's guilt after the death of little brother, Georgie, who fell prey to the evil Pennywise.
Yet, the old love triangle from the Losers' childhood has been dragged back into IT Chapter Two, featuring Jay Ryan, Jessica Chastain, and McAvoy as Ben, Beverly, and Bill, respectively.
On the characters grown-up versions, Andy Muschietti — who directed both films — told USA Today: “Something prevented them from growing up, some sort of a survival defence mechanism that told them Pennywise is coming back 27 years in the future."
How these adult Losers are now going to face Skarsgard's Pennywise remains to be seen as the smug-faced, murderous clown says: "For 27 years, I’ve dreamed of you. I craved you. I missed you."
IT Chapter Two is playing in Pakistani cinemas right now but you can watch the trailer here beforehand: