Both movies were directed by Andy Muschietti, adapting the twin storylines of Stephen King's novel IT into two separate features. The first IT was something of a surprise hit in , at least in terms of just how good and successful it was, earning rave reviews and becoming the highest-grossing horror movie of all-time. Although the kids do return in flashbacks, they're mostly replaced by a starry adult cast, including James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader. Despite so much shared creative talent and source material, IT Chapter 1 is a far superior film than its sequel. That's partly because of just how good it is, along with some admirable failings of IT Chapter Two , and also because of King's book as well. It might've taken out some of the really weird elements from King's IT book , like the turtle, but it really brought to life that mix of horror, humor, and heart that has helped make IT such an enduring work of fiction. That should extend to the second movie, but unfortunately it's lacking more than just weirdness, as it cuts down on all of those other elements as well. That might be more forgivable if it better tackled the themes of shared trauma and growing up with or past that as in King's novel, but here too it can't quite hit the mark, resulting in an uneven tone that doesn't quite mesh with either the novel or the movie that came before it.
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It , retroactively known as It Chapter One , is a American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King 's novel of the same name. A sequel, It Chapter Two , was released on September 6, In October , Bill Denbrough crafts a paper sailboat for Georgie, his six-year-old brother. Georgie sails the boat along the rainy streets of small town Derry, Maine , only to have it fall down a storm drain. As he attempts to retrieve it, Georgie sees a clown in the drain, who introduces himself as " Pennywise the Dancing Clown ". Pennywise entices Georgie to come closer, then bites his arm off and drags him into the sewer. Bill, still haunted by Georgie's disappearance, calculates that his brother's body may have washed up in a marshy wasteland called the Barrens.