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September 6, 2019

At the Movies: ‘It Chapter 2' is a big-screen funhouse

AP Film Writer

It can be a cheesy thing when a novel is split up and spread out over a handful of films, but Stephen King's “It” is not one of those books.

Andy Muschietti's first crack at King's 1,100-page doorstop, 2017's “It,” dealt with the first half: the Losers Club, a band of “Stranger Things”-like adolescent outcasts, battling the shape-shifting demon clown Pennywise (a wonderfully gangly Bill Skarsgard) in the Maine town of Derry. “It Chapter Two” takes up the book's second half when those kids, now grown, are called back 27 years later to Derry after Pennywise returns.

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