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Subj: Re: It Chapter Two
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 at 12:18:20 pm EDT (Viewed 106 times)
Reply Subj: It: Chapter Two
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 at 10:28:05 pm EDT (Viewed 111 times)

Nice, even-handed review.

    All in all, it was entertaining. A bit long, perhaps. Part Two runs about 2 hours and 50 minutes bringing the entire adaptation to over 5 hours.

It's almost 3 hours! That's crazy for this kind of movie.

    I'll admit I've not read the novel, but from the synopsis I've heard, I wonder if both adaptations miss the point. Supposedly in the novel it begins with the adults and as they return to Derry it sparks hidden memories. They don't remember how they met as kids until they meet as adults. They don't remember what happened in the sewers when they were kids until they return to the sewers as adults. Filming it that way might have reduced the feeling of duplication between parts one and two.

It was probably done this way so you're not aware of the main kids all surviving from the beginning of the story.