How well does the sequel to 2017’s It adapt
Stephen King’s classic novel while tying up all the loose ends from the first installment? Let’s roll up our sleeves, wade into the sewers
and dig into the details of how the saga ends. This is the ending of It: Chapter Two explained. And before you open the door labeled “very
scary,” be warned: Spoilers await you. Stephen King’s novel It isn’t just the story
of a creepy clown terrorizing some kids and then returning to do it all over again when
they’re adults. There’s a whole cosmology to the saga, which
includes a giant, godlike turtle that coughed up the known universe when it had a tummy
ache. Aside from a few subtle nods here and there,
the movies mostly sidestep the ancient, interdimensional mythology of the book, but one element does
show up in It: Chapter Two – the true form of It. When he goes to visit the Shokopiwah tribe
and takes one of their vision-granting concoctions, Mike learns that It came to Earth in a meteor
strike that left a crater in Derry, and is made up of “Deadlights,” mostly orange but
sometimes-blue spheres of light of immense power. Though the lights can be seen in brief moments
in the first film, It appears entirely as deadlights as Chapter Two reaches its climax,
and even after taking on other forms, the deadlights are still visibly powering the
creature, becoming increasingly weaker as the Losers literally bring It down to size. It’s true form is revealed because the Losers
perform the Ritual of Chüd, a ceremony that differs pretty wildly in the movie from the
way it works in the book. The movie’s take on the ritual involves each
member of the club burning a “token” of his or her childhood and reciting a chant to make
the Deadlights turn dark, then trapping the Deadlights inside a pyramid-shaped relic Mike
stole. The ritual is the key to defeating It in the
book, though it takes two tries 27 years apart. But the Losers’ attempt essentially fails
in the movie, at least at first. That’s because it’s revealed Mike lied to
everyone in an attempt to simply bring them all back together. The ritual wasn’t successful before when the
Native Americans tried to do it, and it doesn’t kill It when the Losers try this time, either. At least, not until they’ve gone through the
wringer just a little bit more so they can truly overcome the fears that feed It. Richie isn’t exactly a tough nut to crack. “All right, Rich. What are you afraid of?” “Clowns.” His token for the Ritual of Chüd is a literal
token from the local arcade. And, as is so often the case in the transition
from childhood to adulthood, his fear has morphed into anxiety. The adult Richie throws up twice in It: Chapter
Two and threatens to leave Derry several times because he just can’t stand the idea of losing
what he’s gained as a famous stand-up comedian. Richie spends the first half of Chapter Two
mercilessly needling his childhood pal Eddie, and he doesn’t hesitate to call Stanley the
weakest of the Losers when he finds out about Stanley killing himself. He can be mean, and has a hard time expressing
his real feelings. Richie has to visit the synagogue where Stanley
had a disastrous bar mitzvah, and more significantly, come to openly care about the well-being of
his closest friend Eddie, whom he finally can admit he loves, to overcome his self-absorption
and play a part in defeating It. For Eddie’s part, the fear he has to overcome
is also a sort of self-obsession. His hypochondria and fear of bodily harm are
paralyzing. They hamper him from taking action both as
a child and as an adult, like when he’s confronted with Stanley’s bug-like severed head or trying
to rescue his mother from the leper he keeps seeing It as. It isn’t until he gives up one of his “gazebos”
– his malapropism for “placebo” – in the form of his inhaler for his token and comes to
believe in the monster-killing power of a makeshift spear fashioned from a metal fencepost
that he can work up the courage to mount a full frontal attack on It, weakening the monster
before the rest of the Losers can deal their final psychological blows. Eddie is fatally impaled, but in the service
of saving his friends. After a lifetime of being frozen with fear,
his final act is one of bravery. Even nearly 30 years after his brother Georgie’s
death, Bill is still plagued by guilt and feelings of responsibility. He finds himself shouting down a storm drain
just like he did in his youth, and he conveniently gets Georgie’s paper boat back from Pennywise
to use as his token in the ritual. He fears not being able to save the people
around him. Eventually he tries – and fails – to save
another young Derry boy from suffering a fate similar to Georgie’s at the end of Pennywise’s
teeth. It takes a full-on envisioned confrontation
with his younger self during the final showdown with It for Bill to come to terms with what
happened and absolve himself of blame, telling himself that he was, in fact, a good older
brother. With that resolved, he can help destroy It,
and maybe finally write a decent ending to his next novel. Though Ben has grown from a chubby, bullied
kid into a handsome, successful man, he still clearly feels ostracized. He notably keeps himself at a remove from
his co-workers at his architecture firm, videoconferencing in from his massive, empty house. Meanwhile, Beverly is in an abusive marriage
that mirrors her relationship with her father. When she returns to her childhood home, it’s
unfamiliar and inhabited by a woman who turns into a rampaging, unclothed monster. Nowhere really feels like home to her. After some amnesia-based uncertainty about
who really loved whom on Beverly’s part, Beverly and Ben finally find the linchpins to work
through their fears: each other. Beverly brings the postcard with the poem
Ben wrote for her to the Ritual of Chüd, and Ben brings the yearbook page Bev and no
one else signed. As Ben is made to think he’s being buried
alive in the Losers’ secret hideout and Bev finds herself drowning in blood in the bathroom
stall where she was tormented by bullies, they reach out to each other and break free
of It’s spell. Much like his parents found themselves trapped
as a raging fire killed them, Mike has trapped himself in Derry while everyone else left
and forgot all about what happened there in 1989. “The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But me, I never left. So yeah. I remember all of it.” He has appointed himself the chronicler and
expert on all things It, convening with the Shokopiwah in hopes of unleashing ancient
secrets in time for the returning Losers to defeat the creature. And it works – just not the way he originally
suspected. More than the Ritual of Chüd, one little
proverb about living things having to abide by the rules of the shape they inhabit ends
up being the key to taking down Pennywise. When Mike remembers that detail, he sets off
a chain of events that leads all the other Losers to bring the monster down to size with
their words, calling It little more than a clown. Their name-calling shrinks Pennywise down
so small that they can easily pull out his still-beating heart and destroy it. Mike thrives as someone who rallies his friends,
as signified by the way he brings a rock Beverly threw at the town bullies as his token. A major difference from the book’s ending
is that all the movie Losers leave Derry with the memories of their encounter with It intact
– but to everyone’s surprise, without the literal scars from when they cut their hands
to signify their blood bond at the end of the first movie. The pain is exorcised. Bill writes a book that’s very similar to
Stephen King’s It. Ben and Beverly go on boat excursions together,
having finally found true companionship. Richie finishes carving his and Eddie’s initials
into a fence, finally revealing how much he cares. Mike leaves town at last. And everyone receives a letter from Stanley,
written before he killed himself. In the letter, Stanley gives a rationale for
his decision to kill himself: Not to escape facing down It, but to prevent his friends
from dying because he wasn’t sure he could take another round with the creature. He knew if the Losers weren’t unified, they’d
all die. When the adult losers look in a shop window
and see the reflections of their younger selves, Stanley’s there. “I never felt like a loser when I was with
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  1. The way I see it, Pennywise didn't lose because of the Losers' words(he's been called worse), but because they were no longer scared of him. He had power over them because they were afraid, but now that they saw him as nothing but a clown, his power diminished and he was defeated.

  2. Imagine you're a celestial monster being that's been around for millennia and a group of grown ass adults keep calling you stinky until you get self conscious and deflate

  3. I loved all the flashbacks with the original cast. They did a great job remembering the past with present. The first movie was much scarier but I think that's because there was more humor than I ever expected in Chapter 2.

  4. "IT" chapter two was awful, bad acting, incoherent story line, and over the top message. Giving it an F would be too high a grade.

  5. Saw this movie Monday and i can tell you it was a great movie. Good jump scares, stays true to the book for the most part, and it was a good solid ending.

  6. Anyone find it weird how this circus decides to put a big clown balloon at the front of my house???

    Balloon:youll float too
    Me:imma quickly gets knife from the kitchen than we will see who floats

  7. I'm not sure what took IT down, the shrinkage in size by showing it no fear with removal of a beating heart OR the fact they captured the deadlights? I think if the deadlights were not captured then IT would have come back even with the removal of his heart. The deadlights is where all the sinister power derives, his soul.

  8. Everyone is bitching about the ending. How about the fat kid in the first one turns into a male model. That's my biggest bitch of the movie. Fat kids turn into fat men. I know, I'm one of them. Lol

  9. Tbh ending was kinda bad because IT is like creature who can kill everyone through memories and getting him small by bullying is just…

  10. I had a huge theroy about the metor carrying a parasite and landing in a circus and setting on fire one of the ones who died was a clown called penny-wise and it attached and then landed in a stormdrain

  11. the movie would have been way more eerie if it wasn't so funny. They kept cutting the tension with comedy. There were some jump scares, but thats about it. Enjoyable movie, but wish it was a little more dark.

  12. It was good, but I wish they didnt use so much animation and special effect by the scary characters like the lepra guy, or the bold old lady :/ and I feel sorry how they kill Pennywise. They should kill him on some another way. but it was good i liked it. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  13. Just home from watching IT2. It was good but the whole time it felt like I was watching one of the nightmare on elmstreet movies. I laughed when I saw it advertised as showing at the cinema in the movie at the end. Anyone else feel the same?

  14. Mike H. Is a shepherd, reminding us of how he doesn't wish to kill the Lamb early in the 1st film. He is the one who gathers the flock, the one who arms his friends, and the one who rests at the true conclusion of "7."

  15. Love this movie and have been waiting along time for it! I look forward to seeing it again. Initially I didn't like the look of something that was done in CGI at the restaurant table but then I'm like well this is what they are seeing, fear is in the eye of the beholder. The transition of focus from one character to the next was beautifully done. Love the flash back scenes, it has a real neat feel to it. This is a very enjoyable movie. As a big fan of the 1990 t.v. movie its about time I got to see the ending done right!

  16. I am disappointed on the ending of the film, the death of the clown is so not convincing and unrealistic. The film focus on the successful life and achievements of white males , some working as entrepreneurs , some drive big black shiny cars ; while the female and the black only appear as mediocre characters. And at the end of it, if that new kid was not hot and rich (which apparently owned a yacht) , will Bev even lay her eyes on him ?

  17. bruh i’m so triggered right now because i really liked reddie and in the books reddie had a lot of moments BUT THEY WANT TO FUCKING KILL OFF EDDIE AND LEAVE ME WITH THAT R+E SHIT LIKE WHAT THE FUCCKKK

  18. I still don't understand how IT works.. It seems to want to suggest that it is powered by fear and can only physically hurt those that show fear. But there were various cases where he just 'ate' kids who weren't scared, so why couldn't he just kill them outright when he could virtually do anything? Or is it just the generic 'hes the overconfident bad guy so he wanted to fuck with them' you tend to see in bad horror movies?

  19. Didn't PennyWise feed off fear also? I think it was more so at that point (the end) that TLC got over their fear of him, and that's what really did him in. The words/name calling were just the "!" to his demise.

  20. Saw the movie today. VERY good horror movie with well timed comedy that flowed perfectly in the movie. Skarsgard is brilliant as Pennywise.They literally “bring it down to size” by exposing Pennywise for his true form so yes hurting IT’s feeling did it. See the movie… highly recommended. Cameo by the brilliant Steven King himself as well.

  21. I like how the Movie makes fun of how Stephen King isn’t that good at making good story endings. Even though the ending of the film tbh wasn’t that good.

  22. Yo This movie was a whole comedy like I was DYING at SO many points like omfg! after the first few scares I was just playing the waiting game for what funny thing was gonna happen next 😂

    and yo did anyone else notice how childish Pennywise’s insults were?? Like he Deadass gives the insults of a 5 year old 😂😂😂 and he acts like one too! It’s just so funny to me! It’s almost like he had no intention of killing the Losers he was just fcking with them the entire movie 😂 like he was just genuinely enjoying scaring the crap out of them at every opportunity 😂
    I know I shouldn’t but I almost felt bad that he was defeated by them insulting him to death 😂😂💀💀 he’s just so….like, not actually a threat😂😭

  23. Step 1. Go to YT Search

    Step 2. Search this keyword: Mimi Kid Art

    Step 3. Enjoy!

    The Ending Of It: Chapter Two Explained

    watching her face alertly. “Your good-luck curse. I know how to get rid of it. You should marry into a family with very, very bad luck. A family with expensive problems. And then you won’t have to be embarrassed about having so much money, because it will flow out nearly as fast as it comes in.“ “Very sensible.” Cam took her shaking hand in his, pressed it between his warm palms. And touched his foot to her rapidly tapping one. “Hummingbird,” he whispered, “you don’t have to be

  24. RICHIE IS GAY…..

    yes he’s an anxious guy but the token stems from him almost being outed as a child and Pennywise literally says he knows his “dirty little secret” and that dirty little secret ain’t anxiety my friend

  25. Omg it just dawned on me,
    The only reason why Pennywise killed Eddie is because he was mad Af about Eddie stabbing him in the mouth 😂😭💀💀 he literally stabbed him back like: “Yea how does that feel bitch???” 😭

  26. The vision of the Native Americans trying to contain the deadlights, is one of my favorite scenes of the film. They nearly succeeded, but their fear of the ritual failing, was the loophole pennywise fed on. Breaking free, slaughtering the natives.

  27. Yo I just seen the movie I liked it a lot I really wish they went full form tho instead of clown head it got annoying but that Victoria scene was creepy asf

  28. They could’ve put the cosmic turtle in the movies, like that the turtle too could take the appearance of anything, only instead of trying to eat kids, he chooses the losers club because they have enough belief to stop “it” from causing anymore chaos and breaking the laws of nature to an extent. Like he appears as an old man/woman or a child, he or she gives each one of the characters hope, and for chapter two, they could have had him/her being the reason that mike decided to stay at Derry, because he/she not only told him about the ritual, and the creature’s origin, but that if he too were to leave town, he would loose his memory. And after they kill “it”, they see the turtle for the last time, and he/she walks away and disappears knowing that his work is done, and that balance was brought back to the universe.

  29. I saw the movie but was confused about what Mike lied about. I heard different explanations. Some said that the losers didn't have to reunite to perform the ritual, another explanation said the losers had to sacrifice their lives to destroy It. This video explains none of that. I haven't read the book so I don't know what the book said

  30. I feel bad for pennywise at the end. Just a scared beating heart. It's like hes reduced to a scared child. Kind of like that scared little child in most of us. I actually think the messages of overcoming the ego were beautiful

  31. the tim curry 1990 was better even if i came in the end of 1990 what is old should stay old i didnt bother to watch the remakes 😂 my GBs are precious

  32. Bruh, when i watched the movie like in the beginning when there was a gay couple when he said "he has asthma" (or something) and Eddie had asthma it made me think, then the guy died then later on Eddie died and Richie was like, gay for Eddie and stuff.I just noticed that.. (Just got done watching it btw..)

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