NEW
Early IT CHAPTER 2 Reactions Really Love Bill Hader
FOLLOW NERDIST TO STAY UP TO DATE
FOLLOW US

Summer is almost over, which means fall is just around the corner. And that means pumpkin spice goodness, Halloween, and of course, the return everyone’s favorite red balloons and a clown named Pennywise.

Since IT‘s release in 2017, the members of the Losers Club have gone their separate ways. But whereas three years have passed in our time, three decades have passed in Derry, Maine — and like clockwork, 27 years later, Pennywise is back to haunt the small town. The Losers, now adults and mostly caught up in their own lives, are forced to reunite in order to defeat the clown’s evil once again.

IT: Chapter 2 officially opens on September 6, but fans and critics got an early look at the second installment of Stephen King’s horror story. While the reviews are pretty mixed, everyone does seem to agree on one thing: Bill Hader is the stand-out star of the aged up cast, which includes James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Andy Bean, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa, and Jay Ryan.

Check out some reactions for yourself below.


The mixed part of the reviews seem to center on the fact that the story and pacing isn’t quite as well-woven as the first film, which might be due to the longer runtime. Still, the overall consensus is that it’s a movie that will ultimately be received by its audience, if nothing else because of its stellar casting and King’s strong story.

Unsurprisingly, among the praise for Hader and the rest of the ensemble, there’s also praise for IT‘s trademark: the jump scares and creepiness of Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise.

Sounds like Pennywise has put everyone under his spell…and it sounds like the conclusion to the story of the Derry kids is one that’s definitely worth checking out.

Featured Image: New Line Cinema