Film: Second chapter is second-rate

Film: Second chapter is second-rate
Bill Skarsgård in It Chapter Two

Gruesome without being scary, intricate without feeling involved, It Chapter Two is a textbook blockbuster sequel: more of the same, only worse

It Chapter Two: Directed by Andy Muschietti, Nationwide, 16, Rating: **

Aniara: Directed by Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja, Selected, 18, Rating: ***

Andy Muschietti’s first It movie, released in 2017, only told half the story. Readers of Stephen King’s original novel will recall that when the kids of the Losers’ Club faced down the demonic cannibal clown Pennywise in the sewers under their home town, it merely marked the curtain...

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