New in Theaters:"It: Chapter Two"
At the end of the first movie, the Losers Club swore a Blood Oath and promised they'd all come back to fight the creature if it ever returns.And after 27 years, it finally does.
The hate crime that causes Pennywise to reappear might be tough to watch.For those who haven't read the book, it's a gay-bashing scene that mirrors the murder of Charlie Howard in 1984, where a group of teenagers attacked him and threw him off a bridge.
Bill Skasgard returns as Pennywise, and Isaiah Mustafa now plays Mike, the only member of their group to stay in town.He took a job at the library to keep researching how to defeat the creature, and he's the one who summons the others back to Derry.
Bill Hader from "SNL" is Adult Richie . . . who Finn Wolfhard from "Stranger Things" plays in the flashbacks.And Hader freely admits that Finn got him the job.
Jessica Chastain is Adult Beverly, James McAvoy plays Adult Bill, and Jay Ryan from "Beauty and the Beast" is Adult Ben, the chubby kid who had a crush on Beverly.
The movie clocks in at nearly three hours with a runtime of 2 hours and 50 minutes.