The First Reactions For ‘It 2’ Are Here And, Well, It’s An Emotional Bloody Rollercoaster

In 2 weeks’ time, It: Chapter Two will grace Australian shores with its presence, with preview screenings currently taking place overseas.

Members of the press have subsequently taken to Twitter to share their initial thoughts on the much-anticipated sequel and, well, they have some feelings.

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The general consensus seems to be that the film is a tad long (2h 49m – no, thank you) and doesn’t quite live up to the expectations set by its predecessor. Despite the differing array of responses, though, one thing is clear – Bill Hader reigns supreme and is 100% That Bitch.

Anyway, let’s pour this entertainment tea, if you will, and start with the spicy reactions.

Here are some kinder reactions, though, because we love a balanced perspective.

While It: Chapter Two definitely seems worthy of a visit to the cinemas, I just can’t get over the fact that it’s nearly 3-hours long. I’m going to need to about 7 wee breaks… I have a small bladder.

It: Chapter Two, based on the second instalment of Steven King‘s 1986 horror novel, takes place 27 years after the first film. You can’t deny the stellar cast, with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Isaiah Mustafa, Jake Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean joining Bill Hader to form the grown-up Losers Club. Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as Pennywise.

It: Chapter 2 hits cinemas September 5. Check out the tummy-tingling trailer below.