Quote from IT Chapter Two by Pennywise the Clown
“For 27 years, I’ve dreamt of you. I craved you. Oh I’ve missed you! Waiting for this very moment… TIME TO FLOAT!”
Pennywise the Clown Returns
Evaluation of It Chapter Two
I preferred this over the first movie except for one scene at the end. I thought it was a little weak where I asked myself the following question. That is all it took? I’m sure children can be just as vocal as any adult. It begs the question of how powerful IT was to begin with but maybe over time it loses its power. Despite this flaw and lack of screen time for Pennywise, IT Chapter Two definitely kept my attention. The opening scene was an attention grabber and pulled you into the movie. I wanted more scenes similar to Pennywise in the bleachers. It was the best scene where Bill Skarsgård showed his ability to be playful and menacing. I jumped during one scene because I wasn’t expecting such a close up of the character. I would’ve liked more of those scenes and the humorous dialogue was neither here nor there. There was comic relief spread throughout the movie as well as some pretty dark moments. It had a nice mixture of both and for all the complaining I did about the head shaking of Pennywise in the first movie, it didn’t show up this time. If it was included, I’m sure I wouldn’t have been so bothered by it this time. Therefore, I recommend IT Chapter Two to anyone who likes horror movies including scary clowns.
Evaluation of Pennywise the Clown
Most people are loyal to the original actor playing a character and Tim Curry is no exception, but Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal was closer than I thought (for me at least). Both were able to pull off the fake vulnerability of a psychopathic clown and turn into the monster beneath all the makeup with a pop of a balloon. I did prefer the make up and wigs in the remakes as Curry’s clown costume was more outrageous and borderline gaudy. While Skarsgård’s clown costume was more subdued, there was no denying it belonged to someone damaged and how many red balloons can he really hold in one hand? It served as a great visual of him floating in the air. Skarsgård’s facial expressions, eye movement, and drooling pushed the craziness of Pennywise even further. If I had to pick which version I preferred when it came to appearance (costume, wig, body movements, and facial expressions), it would be the one done by Bill Skarsgård. If I had to pick which version I preferred when it came to voice, sounds, and laughter, it would be the one done by Tim Curry. If I were to rate the two next to each other, they are within millimeters of each other. The one part I thought was weak deflated his menacing nature somewhat, but I still wouldn’t want to meet IT day or night.