Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Supernatural horror sequel directed by Andy Muschietti. It Chapter Two (2019) is set twenty-seven years later after the events of the first movie. The Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Young Bill Denbrough: [to the group] Swear it. Swear if It isn’t dead, if It ever comes back, we’ll come back too.
Mike Hanlon: Memory, it’s a funny thing. People want to believe they are what they choose to remember. The good stuff. The moments. The places. The people we all hold on to. But sometimes, sometimes, we are what we wish we could forget.
Mike Hanlon: The thing is, sometimes what we wish was forgotten, what we try to leave in the past, won’t stay there.
Peter – Director: [Bill is on a set for one of the movie’s he’s a screenwriter for] I want you to be happy with the movie. Do you get understand? I am on your side.
Bill Denbrough: That’s great, because in my book the ending…
Peter – Director: Is terrible. All due respect, people loved your book. Loved. They hated the ending.
Bill Denbrough: You said you liked the ending.
Peter – Director: That was a lie. We have to do better, okay?
Bill Denbrough: Yeah.
Audra Phillips: [referring to Peter, the director] He’s not wrong.
Bill Denbrough: You hate my endings too?
Audra Phillips: Not all of your endings, but this…
Bill Denbrough: Okay.
Audra Phillips: Just… What? Do you want me to keep lying to you just because I’m…
Bill Denbrough: You’re my wife? No, no, but you’ve been blowing smoke up my a** for eight years. I guess I just thought you were someone else.
Audra Phillips: I have not been blowing smoke up your a**.
Bill Denbrough: Everybody wants a happy ending. Everybody wants closure. But that’s not the way life works out.
Audra Phillips: I think what Peter wants, no, what the studio wants…
Bill Denbrough: The studio? When did you become a company man? You’re an artist. Come on, what’s wrong with just doing it the way it’s written? The way I want it. What’s wrong with being the woman I want you to be?
Audra Phillips: F*** you, Bill!
Bill Denbrough: On the page. The part, I mean. Not you.
Stanley Uris: [over phone] It’s come back, hasn’t it? That’s why you’re calling me?
Mike Hanlon: It’s starting again, Stan. Bad things are happening.
Stanley Uris: Did you call the others? I mean, what if they don’t come, and…
Mike Hanlon: We made a promise, remember? How soon can you get here?
Stanley Uris: Um, well, yeah, I would need to do a few things. I would…
Mike Hanlon: Tomorrow. We don’t have much time. I’ll text you everything you need. I’ll see you soon, Stan the man.
Mike Hanlon: [ over phone] You made a promise, Beverly.
Beverly Marsh: I’m so sorry, Mike. I don’t even really remember.
Mike Hanlon: Haven’t you ever wondered why you can’t seem to remember the things most people should, about where they’re from, about who they are? Why you have that scar on your hand? No one else remembered either. Eddie, Ben, Stan, Richie, Bill.
Beverly Marsh: Bill?
Mike Hanlon: You have to come back. You all do.
Beverly Marsh: When?
Bill Denbrough: [at a Chinese restaurant, where The Losers are meeting] Mike, you look good.
Mike Hanlon: Hey, how you doing? I didn’t know if any of you would, after all of this time. But of course you came.
Bill Denbrough: An oath is an oath. The Losers got to stick together, right?
Mike Hanlon: The Losers? You remember that. That’s good. What else do you remember?
Richie Tozier: The Losers Club has officially begun.
Richie Tozier: Wait. Let’s talk about the elephant not in the room. Ben, what the f***, man?
Ben Hanscom: Okay, okay. Obviously, I lost a few pounds.
Richie Tozier: Lost a few pounds.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Yeah. No s**t, you lost a few pounds.
Richie Tozier: You’re like a, you’re hot!
Eddie Kaspbrak: That’s true.
Richie Tozier: No, you’re like every Brazilian soccer player wrapped up into one person.
Beverly Marsh: Leave him alone, you’re embarrassing him.
Ben Hanscom: Okay, okay. Alright, please.
Beverly Marsh: I propose a toast. To The Losers.
Bill Denbrough: [to Beverly] All this, all these memories, and people, that I don’t even remember forgetting.
Ben Hanscom: I mean it’s weird, right? Now that we’re all here, everything just comes back faster, and faster. I mean all of it.
Bill Denbrough: You remember something we don’t, don’t you, Mike?
Mike Hanlon: Something happens to you when you leave this town. The farther away, the hazier it gets. But me, I never left. So, yeah, I remember. I remember all of it.
Beverly Marsh: Pennywise.
Bill Denbrough: Mike, you said you wanted our help with something. What was that?
Mike Hanlon: There’s an echo, here in Derry, that bounces back every twenty-seven years.
Eddie Kaspbrak: What are you talking about?
Mike Hanlon: Hold on, listen, listen. We thought we stopped It back then. Alright, we thought it was done, but…
Richie Tozier: [he looks through his notebook] Mike.
Mike Hanlon: A week ago, a man, Adrian Mellon, slaughtered. A girl, Lisa Aubrich, the other night went missing. There are already others, and there will be more.
Mike Hanlon: That echo, we might have changed it. Just like it changed us, but we didn’t stop it. Because it just bounced back. We made an oath. That’s why I brought you back. That’s why you’re here. To finish it, for good.
Richie Tozier: Well, that s**t got dark fast. Thanks, Mike.
Eddie Kaspbrak: [after they are tormented by hallucinations at the restaurant] That’s what Pennywise does, right? He f***s with us. So Stanley’s probably fine.
Mike Hanlon: [after they find out about Stanley’s suicide, referring to Pennywise] We have to stop him. I have a plan.
Richie Tozier: I got a plan, getting the f*** out of dodge before this ends worse than one of Bill’s books. Who’s with me?
Mike Hanlon: [Eddie puts up his hand along with Richie] We made a promise to each other.
Richie Tozier: Let’s unmake the promise.
Ben Hanscom: Richie, other people are going to die.
Richie Tozier: Other people die everyday, man! We don’t owe this town s**t! Plus, I just remembered I grew up here like two hours ago. So I’m f***ing leaving! F*** this!
Eddie Kaspbrak: I’m sorry, man. I’m with Richie.
Mike Hanlon: Guys, please.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Listen, what? We stay, we die? That’s it? I’m going to go back to the inn. I’m going to pack up my s**t, and I’m going to drive to my home. I’m sorry, man, good luck.
Pennywise: [in Derry, lures a litttle girl under the bleachers at a football game] Hello, Vickie. Isn’t that what your friends call you, Vickie? How did I know that? I guess I must be your friend too.
Victoria Fuller: If you’re my friend, why are you hiding in the dark? You are not my friend. You’re scary. Why are you crying?
Pennywise: People always make fun because of the way I look. I thought if you couldn’t see my face, then maybe you’d want to be my friend. Oh, never mind. Oh, silly old Pennywise, you’ll never have no friends.
Victoria Fuller: People make fun of me too.
Pennywise: They do?
Victoria Fuller: [she points to the birthmark on her face] Because of this.
Pennywise: Isn’t that silly? For that little thing. Oh, I can blow that thing right away.
Victoria Fuller: You could?
Pennywise: Oh, yes. One poof, and it’ll be gone. Oh, but you would have to get close enough to see my face. I don’t know, Vickie.
Victoria Fuller: No, it’s okay. I won’t make fun, I promise.
Pennywise: Promise-promise? Okey-dokey! Just come in a little closer, and we’ll blow it away on the count of three. One. Two.
Victoria Fuller: [Pennywise pauses and just looks at her] You’re supposed to say three…
[just then Pennywise’s face changes into a monstrous form and he devours her]
Richie Tozier: [referring to Beverly] She knew how Stanley was going to die, is that what she just said?
Ben Hanscom: [to Beverly] You can’t just walk away from this. How did you know where he k*lled himself? Bev? Talk to me. Just talk to me, like we used to. Come on! How did you know?
Beverly Marsh: Because I saw it. I’ve seen all of us die.
Mike Hanlon: See, memory’s the thing. It’s the key. Well, it’s the key to everything.
Bill Denbrough: If It really wants us back here, don’t you think the smartest thing we can do is just get the hell out of Derry?
Mike Hanlon: No, no, no. It does want us back. Well, of course It does! But It doesn’t know, I know what I know.
Bill Denbrough: What do you know?
Mike Hanlon: How to k*ll the s**t out of him!
Mike Hanlon: I’ve read every book. I’ve talked to every person in this godforsaken town. Everybody that would talk to me anyway, and that’s not a long list. But it wasn’t enough. I didn’t know how this all started. How It started. And It started here.
Bill Denbrough: [Mike shows him an artifact] Woh, what am I looking at, Mike?
Mike Hanlon: It’s an artifact. Early 18th century, Shokopiwah.
Bill Denbrough: Shoko… How did you get it?
Mike Hanlon: I found it. No, they gave it to me. I stole it.
Bill Denbrough: You stole it? From Native Americans?
Mike Hanlon: It’s complicated.
Bill Denbrough: Yeah, it is.
Mike Hanlon: They helped me on my journey.
Bill Denbrough: It’s so beautiful.
Mike Hanlon: They showed me things, a vision.
Mike Hanlon: I need you to see what they showed me, Bill. They live outside of Derry, beyond Its reach. They moved there many years ago. They’re holy men, they’re holy of holiest. They took me in. Fed me their sacred drink. I started to react.
Shokopiwah Shaman: [we see flashback of Mike with the Shokopiwah] All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit.
Mike Hanlon: While I sat there looking out over the valley, I saw It arrive. I knew that one day I would have to make you all see.
Mike Hanlon: [after Bill’s seen the vision from the drug Mike gave him] You okay? Did you see it, the ritual?
Bill Denbrough: The Ritual of Chüd.
Mike Hanlon: I knew it. I knew you would see.
Bill Denbrough: I saw the whole f***ing thing, Mike.
Mike Hanlon: That’s how we k*ll It.
Bill Denbrough: How are we going to do it? Everybody already said no.
Mike Hanlon: With you, they’ll listen. This won’t work without all of us.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Okay, so, what do you mean that you’ve seen us all die?
Richie Tozier: Yeah, because I’ve got to be honest, that’s a f***ed up thing to just drop on somebody.
Beverly Marsh: Every night since Derry, I’m having these nightmares. People in pain, people dying. People…
Eddie Kaspbrak: So, you have nightmares. I have nightmares. People have, they have nightmares, but that doesn’t mean that your visions are true.
Beverly Marsh: I’ve watched every single one of us this week
Bill Denbrough: You’ve seen every single one of us, what?
Beverly Marsh: To the place that Stanley wound up. That’s how we end.
Richie Tozier: [referring to Beverly] How come the rest of us aren’t seeing that s**t? I mean, what makes her so different?
Mike Hanlon: The Deadlights.
Bill Denbrough: The Deadlights. She was the only one of us that got caught in the dead lights that day.
Mike Hanlon: We were all touch by It, changed. Deep down, like an infection, or a virus. A Virus, you understand? Slowly… The virus, it’s been growing for twenty-seven years, this whole time, metastasizing. It just going to Stan first because…
Richie Tozier: He was the weakest.
Bill Denbrough: Jesus Christ, Rich.
Richie Tozier: I’m just saying what everyone else is thinking, man.
Mike Hanlon: What Beverly sees, it will come to pass. It’s what’ll happen to all of us eventually, unless we stop it.
Eddie Kaspbrak: How the hell are we supposed to do that?
Mike Hanlon: The Ritual of Chüd. The Shokopiwah. The first ones who fought it. They have a saying, “All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit.”
Richie Tozier: A tribal ritual? Are you f***ing kidding me, man? Alright, there’s got to be another way. Okay, this thing comes back, what, every twenty-seven years? Let’s kick the can down the road and do it then.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Wait, we’ll be seventy years old, a**hole.
Beverly Marsh: It doesn’t work that way. None of us make it another twenty years, and the way it happens.
Ben Hanscom: So, if we don’t beat It this cycle then…
Bill Denbrough: We die.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Horribly
Richie Tozier: Yeah, I don’t need the horribly part.
Eddie Kaspbrak: I didn’t say it. She said it, not me.
Mike Hanlon: We don’t have much time. The cycle will end soon. And once it does…
Eddie Kaspbrak: We’re f***ed.
Richie Tozier: [at The Losers old clubhouse] Hey, Losers. Time to float.
Mike Hanlon: [they see Richie come out of the shadows laughing] f***, Richie.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Dude!
Richie Tozier: [does the Pennywise dance] Remember he used to say that s**t? He’d do that little dance. Am I the only one who remembers this s**t?
Eddie Kaspbrak: Are you going to be like this the entire time we’re home?
Richie Tozier: Right. I’m just trying to add some levity to this s**t. I’ll go f*** myself.
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