A few days ago we told you that early tracking suggests ‘It Chapter Two’ could make around $110 million during its opening weekend next month, which would be around $10 million less than the original film.
We also told you that if the reviews from critics were outstanding, it could surprise people and match the original film’s opening weekend total.
Unfortunately, it looks like the film is destined to have mixed reviews. We got our first wave of reactions on Twitter yesterday, and the critics were split. Some said it was amazing, and some said it was pretty damn boring.
But there is one thing they all agree on, and that is Bill Hader’s amazing performance in the film. He apparently steals the show, and at least one critic believes he should be nominated for an Oscar.
Check out the reactions below. It Chapter Two hits theaters September 5, 2019.
#ITChapterTwo is big and ambitious and can't *quite* handle the weight of its aspirations, but it's still a fine piece of heartfelt horror. The parts that work, work REALLY well and Bill Hader is every-bit the scene-stealing standout we all hoped he'd be.— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) August 21, 2019
#ITChapter2 has a rushed, clumsy first act & an odd lack of chemistry among the adult Losers. But it eventually finds its footing. This is a BIG movie—a go for broke horror blockbuster not afraid to make weird choices. Bill Hader steals the show. #ITMovie #ITChapterTwo pic.twitter.com/cib2slRfoq— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 21, 2019
#ItChapterTwo is a giant budget, studio-backed horror movie that’s also a fairly serious actors showcase/ensemble, with occasional flashes of brilliant imagery (like all the balloons cascading under the bridge). It’ll make more money than Warner Bros knows what to do with. pic.twitter.com/Noscq1X1j1— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 21, 2019
Really enjoyed #ITChapterTwo which serves as the perfect bookend to Chapter One. Some great shocks and scares with the young and old cast. Bill Hader absolutely steals the movie, which balances heartfelt emotion with creepy jump scares galore. @joblocom— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) August 21, 2019
So, #ITChapterTwo: it's v. good, but not great. I liked it, but didn't LOVE it. First movie is a tough act to follow. TWO is gruesome, strange but rarely scary. Nails important aspects from the book, but feels overlong. Cast is aces, though, & Bill Hader SHOULD be in Oscar convo. pic.twitter.com/1KUZk5TXA1— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) August 21, 2019
#ITChapterTwo is probably scarier than chapter one – more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams. But it also loses a lot of charm in the shift in focus from the coming of age to the now adult characters. At nearly 3 hours it feels long.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 21, 2019