KEEPING IT REEL

‘IT Chapter Two’

Just as the original film of the Stephen King bestseller was released in two parts, so has the remake been as well.

If the success of the first part is anything to go by, this was the right decision.

In ‘IT Chapter Two’, Pennywise the Clown – an evil being with a serious dental issue – has preyed on the town of Derry for too many years and now the adult members of the Losers Club must try to stop him.

We first met the young Losers Club in ‘IT’ (part one) – kids who discovered they had a common bond and dared to go up against the entity responsible for the disappearance of multiple children.

Despite leaving the town after a nightmare battle and trying to get on with their lives, they find themselves drawn back to Derry many years later.

It unfortunately seems their work is not yet done.

An impressive cast is led by Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise), Finn Wolfhard (young Richie), Jessica Chastain (Beverly
Marsh), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough) and Bill Hader (Richie Tozier). Prepare to watch through your fingers.

‘Rogue Warfare’

‘Going rogue’ is a term we hear a lot in films, where an agent, soldier or some person with fierce skills goes ‘off the grid’ (another favourite) to either put things right or throw everything into turmoil.

In ‘Rogue Warfare’, an elite team curated from countries all over the world is brought together to carry out a
super-secret mission. People in power have hired them, but they are the only ones who know about the operation and once the team is out there, they are on their own etc.

The plot seems a little vague but there will be plenty of action, courtesy of stuntman/filmmaker Mike Gunther.

He also appears to be a very positive or confident individual, as this flick is supposedly the launching pad for a
trilogy. Let’s see how the first one fares at the box office. Stephen Lang, who continues to be in amazing shape for
his age, gets top billing, followed by Will Yun Lee of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Rampage’ fame. We’ll forgive you if you
thought Tormund Giantsbane of ‘Game of Thrones’ was one of the team; it’s actually French actor Bertrand-Xavier Corbi.