Stephen King's It: Chapter 2 -- Early Reviews Are Very Mixed

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While there have been many Stephen King adaptations over the past few years, it was 2017's It that has proved by far the most successful. The movie took more than $700 million at the worldwide box office and within a few weeks of release, a follow-up had been announced. With the release of its sequel fast approaching, the first early reviews of It: Chapter 2 are now with us, and they aren't as overwhelmingly positive as fans might have hoped.

The movie hits theaters next month. The movie picks up the story 30 years later and completes the adaptation of King's classic 1987 novel. While the book interwove two timelines, the movies have separated them, with the story of the Losers Club and their childhood fight against the evil being of the title occupying the first film. It: Chapter 2 features the adult versions of those characters, as they reunite to fight evil once more.

The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Isaiah Mustafa, and Bill Skarsgård. The first trailer was released in May, with another scary promo and exclusive footage shown during San Diego Comic-Con in July.

It: Chapter 2 has now been screened for critics ahead of its September 6 release. Opinion so far is mixed, with some critics praising the film's ambition and dark themes, while others commenting that it falls short of the standards set by the first movie. Check back soon for GameSpot's review of the film, and in the meantime, here's what the critics are saying about It: Chapter 2 on Twitter:

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