2019

IT Chapter Two

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FILM INFO

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all. This movie is directed by Andy Muschietti under New Line Cinema.

CAST: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Bill Skarsgard & Andy Bean.

GENRE: Horror, Thriller

WHAT I LIKE?

IT Chapter Two pays homage to its well-loved young cast and gave justice to their older versions. What I like about the movie is that it gave so much nostalgia by infusing the present scenes with scenes from the first movie. I just loved the young characters who played on the first IT. They were just adorable to watch on-screen. Compared with the first film, this film tackles several sensitive issues like Bullying & Discrimination. The movie is a bit heavy to begin with. Acting-wise, this movie really nailed it. I am really impressed with how both the young & the old characters gave their best performances in most scenes. I also loved how they transformed Derry into the modern times. At least, the movie still give some frightening feels of Pennywise and a heartwarming ending for the Losers’ Club.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

IT Chapter Two seems so long and tiring to watch. Aside from that its heavier in terms of plot and surrounding issues, the whole movie is quite disengaging and unimaginative. It is also not as scary and disturbing as the first movie. I find the last installment to be disappointing too in terms of character development and plot succession. If your expectations are high, you will really be disappointed with IT Chapter Two. Some scenes were dragged too much making the whole film like bloated.

RATINGS:

6.5/10 POPCORN

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2017

Split is insanely good in a quite disturbing way.

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FILM INFO

Kevin is diagnosed with an identity disorder that manifests 23 different personalities and one that remains to be materialized to dominate all others. As he abducted three teenage girls, he began to expose his disorder and mental divisions to them. In the fight of survival, the girls figured their way out of his disorder as Kevin’s 24th personality slowly unfolds. SPLIT is written and directed by  M. Night Shyamalan under Universal Pictures.

Casts: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula & Brad William Henke.

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Suspense (PG13)

Here’s my latest review of a James McAvoy film: X-Men: Apocalypse.

WHAT I LIKE?

Cheers to the brilliant minds of M. Night Shyamalan as he brings us another thrilling masterpiece in the movie Split. This psychological thriller is definitely one of his best and one of Hollywood’s best in the genre. The film is crafted well from Cinematography down to a very intriguing plot about how powerful human minds are especially when talking about mental divisions or disorders. What I like about Split is that it may have those Psychological and technical terms but it is very easy to digest. The audience will be entertained on the shifting of Kevin’s multiple personalities and will glue us with a good chop of suspense and thrills along the way. Also, the sound engineering was superb. I also love the sequencing of the story towards a very intense and mind-blowing climax especially on the revealing of Kevin’s 24th personality. It was chilling and very disturbing for me. The movie is acted with great actresses but the main spotlight was with James McAvoy. McAvoy’s disturbing, excellent & award-winning performance is what this film all about. You will be amazed with his acting skills on this one. Probably his best so far. The film’s running time is just enough to entertain the plot’s fluid and organize theme. I must say, I am pretty impressed with Split especially with McAvoy. Worth-watching indeed.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

I wish to add a little intensity on some scenes and in the climax but this was totally forgivable.

RATINGS:

10/10 Popcorns