It Chapter Two: The IMAX 2D Experience 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

It’s one thing for a group of untried kid actors to take out a hydrocephaloid sewer clown. It was, by all accounts, a scarefree nap, but at best there was something this clown-hater found intrinsically inviting about the kids-in-peril novelty it waved. But watching a group of (mostly) well-paid (mostly) familiar faces, playing the tykes' adult counterparts and all banding together to expunge an all-encompassing evil has become a bi-weekly occupational hazard. Not more than 15 minutes into this three hour nightmare of a sequel and we’ve already witnessed a lethal display of “fag bashing,” topped by an unsuccessful rape attempt. (With humanity in such a horrifying state of moral decrepitude, how scary can one clown be?) For a film to lead with double-barreled anti-bullying messages, you’ll be shocked to learn how our little Bozo is finally subdued. Pennywise clowned foolish — his one notable personality trait is dining on children’s faces — but was not as unwise as Bill Hader’s flailing attempt at comic relief. Good news: Peter Bogdanovich picked up a day’s pay playing himself. Awful truth: Bogdanovich is a director, not a glorified in-joke.

Scott Marks

Length: 2 hours, 49 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    1 p.m., 5 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    2:15 p.m., 6 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17

    10:50 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    11:20 a.m., 3:10 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    11:20 a.m., 3:10 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19

    11:30 a.m., 3:15 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18

    noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.

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