My Thoughts on the ‘It: Chapter Two’ Trailer

I examine the new trailer for the latest Stephen King adaptation!

Written by J.T. Johnson

Before I dive into this trailer, let’s take a look at it one more time below!

Over the past few years, the horror genre has thankfully made a hell of a comeback. Films such as “Get Out”, “Split” and “A Quiet Place” have shown that the genre is back in a big way indeed. Normally, I’m not a fan of the big budget horror films made by major studios as they usually don’t capture the same guerrilla style filmmaking that low-budget films are able to accomplish.

One notable exception to this rule, though, is the latest adaptation of “It”, based on the famous novel by Stephen King. When the film came out in 2017, it contained a particularly spooky atmosphere with a stellar cast of child actors. The end of the film showed us the title again, only to add “Chapter One” and revealing that a sequel was definitely on the way.

Recently, Warner Bros. released the first teaser trailer for “It: Chapter Two” and all I can say is that I’m extremely happy that this film is coming out later this year. The trailer is rather simple as Jessica Chastain plays an adult version of Beth, the only female in the Losers Club from the original film.

Beth is visiting her old home after having returned to Derry, Maine. While there, she is greeted by an old woman who is quite friendly at first. Of course, she eventually starts to do creepy things in the old house and Beth sees what may be a connection between this old woman and a certain crazy clown that terrorized Beth and her friends in the past.

After this creepy scene, we see a bunch of shots that very briefly introduce us to the rest of the adult cast. Once they show us one more chilling shot of a returning Pennywise the Clown, “It: Chapter Two” appears on screen.

This trailer is the definition of a teaser trailer. It doesn’t show us too much but does establish that we’re going to see these characters again in the present day rather than in the 1980s, which is where we last left our heroes. Now, I’m about to talk briefly about the book and the 1990 mini-series, so if you don’t want any spoilers about this film, then look away now!

In the original miniseries and the book, I have to admit that the portions where the characters are adults is a bit boring. These scenes serve more as a way for the characters to remember what they went through as kids until they have to face off against Pennywise the Clown again in the final act.

Thankfully, this trailer proved that they’re going to make up for the more boring aspects of the adult storylines with a truly chilling tone. The scene that they showed was pretty damn intense and very well done. It looks like my confidence in the filmmakers won’t be shaken after seeing this trailer. I definitely can’t wait to see this film when it comes out on September 6, 2019!

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