While the film “It” was just released two years ago, there is a big jump in storyline by nearly 30 years when the sequel “It Chapter Two” makes its way to theaters this weekend.
The Rotten Tomatoes website said evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began in the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard, “Allegiant” and “Deadpool 2”), he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways.
However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa, “Shadowhunters” and “Horrible Bosses”), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.
The rest of the “Losers Club” cast includes, James McAvoy (“Split” and “Atonement”) as Bill, Bill Hader (“Barry” and “Trainwreck”) as Richie, Jay Ryan (“Neighbours” and “Being Eve”) as Ben, James Ransone (“Sinister” and “Ken Park”) as Eddie, Andy Bean (“Power” and “Poor Boy”) as Stanley and Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game” and “Zero Dark Thirty”) as Bev.
IMDb trivia said that Skarsgard actually had more fun on set during this movie than the first because he was actually able to talk to and hang out with his adult co-stars. Skarsgård had minimal contact with his child co-stars in Chapter One so that they would be more genuinely scared of Pennywise once they saw him.
This film is rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language and some crude sexual material.
Other films set to release to theaters this weekend include:
n “Edie,” directed by Simon Hunter and staring Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Amy Manson and Paul Brannigan. Following the death of her husband, Edie breaks free from years of his control and rebels against her daughter’s wish for her to move into assisted living by embarking on an adventure she and her father had always longed for: a trip to the Scottish Highlands to climb the world famous Mt. Suilven. Along the way, she hires young camping shop owner Jonny to be her guide. Despite the generational differences, Jonny encourages Edie to fulfill her dream.
This film has an NR rating.
n “Night Hunter,” directed by David Raymond VII and staring Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario and Stanley Tucci. A weathered lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who’s linked to years of female abductions and murders.
This film is rated R for disturbing and violent content, language throughout and some sexual references.
The synopsis for each film is from rottentomatoes.com.