"IT: Chapter 2". Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hunter, Bill Scarsgard. Directed by: Andy Muschietti; Rating: ** and 1/2
What happens when you have a fine story and want to stretch the narrative for about three hours? You would surely land on an incredible plot with a subjective design.
This is exactly why director Andy Muschietti has indulged in his latest supernatural horror, "IT: Chapter Two," based on Stephen King's 1986 novel "IT".
Like its problem, Chapter Two is also a popcorn hit built into an unstable, episodic structure with endless jump phobias and hunting sequences that sometimes work and sometimes feel forced. This will certainly disappoint those who expect some momentum in drama and anxiety. Nonetheless, the plot is appealing and quickly begins to feel like a trifle glove that has to endure, rather than enjoy.
Work on "IT: Chapter Two" takes place 27 years after the first release of the franchise, which was set in 1989 in Derry. Contains the lives of members of the Loser & # 39; s Club – Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain), Bill Denborough (James McAvoy), Richie Tozier (Bill Hader), Eddie Kaspbrak (James Ransone) and Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) ).
They clash together after Mike remembers each of the promises they made back when they were teenagers that they would work together again if "the thing" ever came back.
It's 2016 now, and after some horrific deaths reported to Derry, Mike invites each of them back to finish what started with the clown Pennywise. Bill Scarsgard as the brand-name villain Pennywise that shifts shape, takes more screen time and is effective at giving you creeps.
The narrative begins with a philosophical note, which tells us about memories and reminds us that "sometimes we are what we want to forget," and that "everyone wants a closure." The movie is a sequel, so we know what's going to happen. How this is done is that it keeps us hooked.
Also, intersecting the narrative with two timelines and two different character strokes, there is an exciting, mega-laced finale with fluent motivational lessons, but getting to this point requires patience.
The mumbo-jumbo's underlying and intricate rituals at the climax, though cleverly set, lead to a narrative that confuses and kills the momentum of the film.
The individual story of each character is interesting, but the film as a whole is like a bad dream filled with a montage of horror sequences stuck together. The transitions between these sequences are far from seamless.
Editing is definitely an issue that cannot be overlooked. One test case is when Mike is in the library with Ben and the rest are in the Pub. Suddenly, Ben and Mike are also at the Pub. Variable mutations make the logic weird, but then resign that the movie is a storm, a feeling of good horror, so they ignore the traps.
Also commendable are the efforts of the casting director Rich Delia, who has managed to bring together the actors who fit the characters with almost perfect appearances. The actresses sincerely slip on their skin, raising the burner.