i love bill hader, he was perfect. casting was perfect all around. the story makes the near 3 hour runtime feel like 35 minutes. nice to see the kids return in flashback sequences — wish we had a bit more time with the group as adults. still, a superbly stellar sequel that dives more into the heart of stephen king’s book.
it’s gnarly but doesn’t top the first one
finn wolfhard with a baseball bat in hand, ready to give out a beating, belting out, “welcome to the losers’ club asshole” cinematic magnificence.
could watch this endlessly on repeat bc of the stranger things vibe & stellar kid performances.
plus, bill skarsgård is wickedly electric as pennywise.
james wan is one of my favorite working directors — man has has launched 3 of horror’s juiciest franchises within the last two decades. safe bet that if he’s in the director’s chair, shit is gonna slap. Malignant is him having as much fun as he can / wants. it’s an over the top, genre schlock, & i’m ALL in for it. it’s quite refreshing when a film can find a balance between eerie & fun, this smacks right in the middle of…