‘It Chapter Two’

What they could've done better

“It Chapter Two” seems to be on the outside as the perfect sequel to the first “It” but really is just a drawn out fantasy of killing the unkillable.

Warner Bros. Pictures

“It Chapter Two” seems to be on the outside as the perfect sequel to the first “It” but really is just a drawn out fantasy of killing the unkillable.

On Friday Sept. 6, “It Chapter Two” was released into theaters. The beloved “It” franchise is insensitive to audiences who struggle with the issues talked about. 

The scenes I thought could have been better portrayed because of their sensitive material was in the opening scene a gay couple at a carnival were kissing, and later on a group of bullies surround them beating them up, mainly the one with asthma who is then thrown into the river. Moments before drowning you see a blurred Pennywise. This sort of scene is supposed to tell you that Pennywise is back, but personally I think the director could’ve done this in any number of ways without bringing in the history of people in the LGBTQ community being almost beaten to death.

The second scene that perhaps could have had a trigger warning at the beginning of the film, at the very least just like they did if you were sensitive to flashing lights. spoiler alert, but not really because it’s in the book, is that Stanley dies pretty much right away by cutting his wrists. I personally had to look away at this just because how graphic it was.

Although the beginning of the movie seemed insensitive I will admit that the movies obvious jump scares had me jumping out of my seat.

In the first “it” movie the losers club believe they have defeated Pennywise and that he isn’t coming back to Derry to terrorize all the children, but in fact they figure out 27 years later that they haven’t killed the killer clown, but how they do end up killing pennywise just seemed so bizarre.

Throughout both “It” movies Pennywise seems unstoppable, like he can’t be killed. Until Mike discovers an old ritual that just might defeat the undefeatable clown. Almost the entire movie is based off of this idea that the ritual is going to kill Pennywise, but when it doesn’t work like Mike had wanted it to, you and the losers are stuck figuring out what to do next.

What the losers figure out is that Pennywise at the moment is way too big to kill, so they have to figure out a way to shrink Pennywise down. How they shrink him down is they start name calling the clown which brings him down to size so they can now rip out his heart. This whole concept to me seems rather simple, name calling the serial killing clown will make him seem small, it makes me think why couldn’t they have done that in the first movie, instead of drawing it out for another three hour long film.

With its sugar coated jump scares and gory violence, “It Chapter Two” seems to be on the outside as the perfect sequel to the first “It” but really is just a drawn out fantasy of killing the unkillable.

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