The three-hour film length does not detract from the sequel of a commercial masterpiece, "It", forgetting the sloppy semi-finished product of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark".Well, "It: Chapter 2" is definitely a horror film that you can't miss at the end of the summer.
Imagine the worst place, this place is the hell you want to escape, filled with things that you hate. This place is not in a fairy tale book, nor in myths and legends, that place is by your side, constantly sticking to you, Tell you how bad you are, how damn you are, you may not save your brother, you may be troubled by your own sexuality, you may feel inferior and fall in love with her, you may be afraid of your sick mother, you may be confused, you may be jealous. Haven't saved your parents, or... you are afraid of your violent and weird father, this town has not given you a normal childhood, if normal childhood really exists.
You are mentally meditation, one day, you must escape from here, because you do not belong here, you deserve a better place, you deserve a better future, and one day you found the opportunity, you broke free of the cage, took a small chance, and escaped, even though you and your friends swear to return here, but in fact you don’t want to come back here again, you running far away, far from this ruined place, the past is far from blurred, but one day, maybe 27 years later, a phone call reminds you of this place that should have disappeared in your mind, as if the place has always been the same, but you can't think of that name.
That name is called "Derry Town" in this film.
The rhythm of the story is not overwhelming. You even suspect that a three-hour movie is so generous. From the very beginning, the name of the murder occurred. It really understands what we have to look at. In less than a few minutes, I saw the first. The audience of the episode remembered how bad the town was. A good-hearted gay couple was slammed into the air, and one of them was thrown into the river. When we were still shocked, we remembered that Derui was a lot. In a terrible place, the white face with red makeup appeared again. It dragged the helpless man to the shore. His partner looked anxiously on the other side, and then the seemingly good clown suddenly opened his blood. The big mouth devours the person who has just been rescued ashore, while a large group of red balloons float out, and the bridge is filled with repeated red letters "going home".
The opening of "It: Chapter 2" is so simple and powerful, telling us such a key message, "It is back." The strange, funny, tempered dancing clown Pennywise returned.
What do we see next? What we saw was that the kids who defeated Pennywise together grew up, left their hometowns, and had their own lives, but they could not be said to be happy. On the surface they "forgot" everything that happened in the past, but then Everything is inscribed in a small box in their mind that they are not aware of, in their lives, and Ricky said sexual jokes, but actually did not affirm his sexuality, Beverly Married, the husband is a suspicious violent abuser (like her father), Bill has become a screenwriter, but can not always write a good ending (because he can not forgive himself), Eddie became a risk analyst ( Because he was afraid of everything）, he was married to a fat woman like his mother, and Mike stayed in Derry, becoming a librarian. However, he actually wanted to leave, and the fat changed , became a high-profile male architect, but he still has the signature of Beverly in his wallet.
And the Jewish boy Stein?
Because he received a call from Mike, he remembered the fear of the year and decided that he would cringe, so he committed suicide in the bathtub.
The film is delicately laid out. From the life of the characters, what we see is that although they have escaped outside, they seem to have forgotten everything in the past, but they are still trapped in the predicament of that year. From this perspective, Pennywise is a savior for them, because without Pennywise, they will be like most people, immersed in the nightmare they inadvertently weave, just because they have escaped their own fears. Pennywise awakened their nightmare with a nightmare, so we can find that in the second episode, "wake up" is not only applicable to Penny Wise, but also to them. Of course, I have just mentioned one less,Henry, who was imprisoned in the psychiatric hospital twenty-seven years later, was awakened by the awakened Penny Wise. Of course, he did not “awake” because of twenty-seven years later, he still had the same hairstyle and did the same thing. The difference was that he changed from a strong young man to a fat middle-aged man.
He became the people of his own fear and disgust, such as his father.
If the "It" is intended to show how these fearful kids can unite to form a community, survive in the town, fight against villains, and finally temporarily defeat Pennywise"It: Chapter 2" is going further. In order to completely defeat the fear, what people need is to face their own fears, so the film is also cleverly bypassed the horror film deduction taboo" In the play, the character always distracts from" the brain-dead behavior. This makes It rational in the middle of the story, and because of this, this visual effect and monster shape can be said to be feasting.
If we say that It is reminded of us under the rich and full visual feast, It is that forgetting is always the best nutrient for fear. When we want the past to let It pass, we must remember and understand the past that haunts us, you can pretend that you can't see the clown in the room, but It will still grow up, swell, and finally kill you, but on the other hand, face It, fight It, but It is possible for you to discover the forgotten self, because after all, what we do and our perceptions make us ourselves, and beyond that, what we can’t change can only be known by us. It has long been a part of our body, and even if we can't expel It right away, we should have the courage to make the change come true instead of being changed.