Everyone is familiar with the new It: Chapter 2 movie, based on the original novel written by Stephen King. It was his 22nd book and 17th novel. His new movie has been given many great reviews by critics and people around our community. A Google form was sent out to NHHS students asking them how they felt about Stephen King’s new movie, which premiered in theaters on September 6, 2019.
When asked about their favorite part of the movie and if any jumpscares got them, a few students shared their experience.
Madison Langenberg, junior, replied with, “I like when the main characters all met at Derry. There were a few jumpscares that got me.”
Autumn Harvey, junior, stated, “My favorite part is at the end when Richie was at the bridge and was re-carving the R+E for him and Eddie. Only some of the jumpscares got me.”
“Although I'm terrified of spiders, I found the scene where Stanley's head turned into a spider-like creature to be the best part of the movie. Also no, none of the jumpscares got me,” replied Paige Remillard, senior.
Later on, they were asked if they prefer Stephen King's original It movie from 1986 or his recent remakes. Haleigh Nicholas, junior, said, “I liked them both, because It is the only horror movie I can watch without getting nightmares.”
“The first one, because it was scarier than the second, and the second is more funny than scary,” replied Keegan Wiedemann, sophomore.
“I liked the first movie because I didn't know what to expect, but in the second movie, I knew what kind of things were going to happen,” commented Madison Langenberg.
Daniel Huff, junior, responded with, “The first It [from 1986]. It had some good scares and moments. The second movie was badly written with some terrible dialogue. The tone wasn't what it could have been, and the director tried to give us all seizures instead of scaring us.”
“[I prefer] It: Chapter 2, because I felt that the first one was testing the waters. It wasn't as scary and it seemed like it was tip-toeing around certain things. Whereas in the second one it was intense and scary. It feels like it knows what it wants to do and say. It’s not unsure of itself,” said Paige Remillard.
Nolen Brown, junior, stated, “I like both equally. They both have great humor and great action and they are all-around good films.”
“I liked It: Chapter 2 because it was so much funnier. It really caught my attention more than the other one,” replied Ariana Ribera, junior.
All in all, Stephen King’s new movie has given everyone a few scares and some funny moments to remember. Many of NHHS’s students enjoyed his latest film, and we hope to see more from Stephen King.