IT Chapter 2 EXPLAINED & EASTER EGGS You Missed!
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Pennywise is back to start a new cycle of
horror that brings the Losers home in an effort to defeat IT for good. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, I’m Jan and in
this video we’re diving deep below Derry to discuss the ending of IT Chapter Two, the
fate of the Losers and the evil clown, and the secret Maturin turtle easter egg in the
Ritual of Chud that everyone missed! Keep watching for details about a special
Pennywise giveaway! And, of course, spoilers ahead! When the young Losers defeated Pennywise at
the end of the first movie, IT went into hibernation underground; however, its influence over Derry
remained strong. 27 years later, Derry feels “a lot more hopeless,
as if [the town’s] making its last dying gasp before fully succumbing to IT,” says screenwriter
Gary Dauberman, and this is brutally evident early on when a group of thugs beat up Adrian
Mellon in a vicious hate crime, throwing him into the river. This signals the return of Pennywise who feeds
on the injured Adrian. Scrawling bloody messages has always been
part of IT’s MO, but now the killer clown no longer does that to scare away the Losers,
instead he uses gory missives to get them to return home. After waiting and planning vengeance, Pennywise
is desperate to do away with the Losers for good and pay them back for foiling IT’s plans
during the previous cycle, leaving IT hungry. “Now you’re the one who’s afraid. Because you’re gonna starve.” Over time, IT has become more cunning, more
sophisticated in manipulation, and therefore deadlier, as we see in Chapter Two during
the scene with young Victoria, which director Andy Muschietti views as a “mirror scene of
what happened with Georgie”. “Why are you crying?” “No one wants to play with me anymore. Play a game with me, would ya? On the count of three. One.. Two..” For actor Bill Skarsgard, present-day Pennywise
has “a strange bond” with the Losers because although “he instils fear in humans, […] he’d
never understood what that was until the Losers, and then he felt it for himself.” Because most of the Losers left town, they
gradually forgot the events they went through in Derry. But despite their geographical distance from
IT and the fact they’ve repressed many of the terrors they endured as children including
the abuse, bullying, bigotry, death of a sibling, and endless insecurities, their past still
casts a heavy shadow over their present. Bill can’t find closure in his writing or
real happiness with the wife who isn’t the woman he wants her to be. Bev’s gone from living with an abusive father
to an abusive husband. And Eddie hasn’t been able to throw off the
shackles of an overbearing parent and is married to Myra, a woman who is much like his mother. And fun fact, Eddie’s wife Myra is played
by the same actress Molly Atkinson who played his mother in the first movie. The wounds left by IT may not be as fresh
as they were 27 years ago, but the trauma the young Losers experienced then still marks
their everyday lives in unconscious ways and is brought painfully to the surface when they
get a call from Mike, the only one who stayed in town and never forgot Pennywise. Each member of the childhood club suffers
a traumatic reaction to Mike’s call, with Bill suddenly feeling pain in his hand from
the blood oath he made with the others as a child. Out of those who left, Stan has the most harrowing
reaction. And I’ll discuss that together with his letter
to the others later in the video. The Losers’ Chinese restaurant reunion brings
memories of Pennywise flooding back and their freaky fortune cookie hallucinations cause
a rift in the group. Mike, however, manages to persuade Bill to
go back to the library where he reveals he’s been investigating the history of Pennywise
and how IT came to Derry in the first place. Mike shows Bill an 18th-century Native American
artefact that belonged to a group of holy men that lived outside Derry and who were
beyond the range of IT’s influence. Mike secretly spikes Bill’s water with a root
that allows him to see a vision of IT’s arrival on Earth via a meteor that crashed underground
in the spot where Derry was later built. Bill sees IT’s original form, the deadlights,
emerge from the cave and float up to the surface where they reform into a bird, then shapeshift
into various monstrous creatures with mouths full of teeth that devour the people in its
path. A crucial detail that Mike also learns from
the Native Americans is a rule that “all living things must abide by the laws of the shape
they inhabit.” This will be critical later for the final
showdown as it means IT can be killed for good if it transforms into something weak
and vulnerable enough. There’s also a very cool easter egg in this
scene which is a twist on the cosmic turtle from Stephen King’s original novel when Mike
calls the root the native American tribe gave him “their sacred Maturin”. It’s an interesting detail that’s very hard
to catch as Mike says the name very quickly and the mention of Maturin’s name seems to
indicate that the cosmic turtle is trying to help the Losers by revealing IT’s weaknesses. There’s a few other turtle easter eggs in
the first movie. And in Chapter Two, a turtle also shows up
on a desk when Ben revisits an old classroom. And when the camera turns in that scene, it
looks as if a globe of the Earth is sitting on the turtle’s back. Which is pretty appropriate because for those
who don’t know, Maturin is a benevolent interdimensional entity from King’s Macroverse that created
the universe by vomiting it up. The scene also introduces us to the Ritual
of Chud which the original natives of the area learned as a technique to attempt to
contain, even destroy IT. We see them standing around a four-sided pyramid
container which works to trap the deadlights. That container is the artefact that Mike has
in his possession, and he explains to the Losers that the ritual requires they each
sacrifice a token from their childhoods and burn it in the container. To collect their tokens each Loser spends
the day reliving old memories and confronting past horrors. For Bev, this means returning to her childhood
home where she retrieves the postcard with the poem Ben sent her. “Your hair is winter fire, January embers. My heart burns there, too.” And she also encounters Mrs Kersh transforming
into a giant, grotesque witch and an apparition of a man turning into Pennywise. Bill recovers the paper boat from the drain
where his little brother was taken as a child and is reminded of the guilt he’s been hiding
about the day Georgie died. Richie’s token is a coin from the arcade where
he used to play games as a kid and where, in a flashback, we discover he was bullied
by Henry Bowers and his cousin who called him gay. Richie ends up back in the park by the Paul
Bunyan statue which Pennywise brings to life to attack him while he taunts him about hiding
his sexuality. Eddie’s token is his inhaler which he picks
up from Mr Keene’s drug store where he meets the creepy old pharmacist again and a now
grown-up Greta. He also has a horrifying encounter [in the
basement] with a Leper monster like the one that attacked him as a child outside the Neibolt
house in the first movie. Ben’s token is the yearbook page that Bev
signed for him in Chapter One, and Mike’s is the rock that Bev threw at Henry Bowers
to save him from the bully. The Losers also include Stan in the ritual
by adding one of the shower caps he bought for the young Losers to use in their clubhouse
in order to keep their hair free of spiders, which feels like foreshadowing of their climactic
battle with IT. The Losers then commence the main part of
the ritual by burning the tokens and chanting the phrase “turn light into dark”. This summons the deadlights into the artefact;
however, the container immediately swells up with a huge red balloon which fills the
space until it bursts, revealing Pennywise. The clown taunts them that their silly ritual
will never work as when the Native Americans tried it they all died. Pennywise then reveals that Mike knew that
all along and hid the truth from the others by scratching out the artefact’s drawing of
the deadlights killing the tribe. Mike explains the mistake the Native Americans
made was that they didn’t believe they could defeat IT, but Pennywise starts attacking
the Losers, and once again they’re split up and sent off to endure a psychic battle of
wills with IT who confronts each one with some of their personal fears. Beverly is thrown back into the school bathroom
stall where, as a child, she was bullied by Greta and other girls who poured watery trash
all over her. This time, the stall fills with blood evoking
the blood-soaked bathroom scene from the first movie. As the stall fills, Bev is tormented by various
abusers banging on the door including her violent husband, her abusive father, the sleazy
Mr Keene, and her childhood bullies. And Henry Bowers even shows up for a quick
“Here’s Johnny!” easter egg from The Shining. In the meantime, Ben has been flung into the
underground clubhouse he built as a child. As it fills with dirt, Pennywise traps him
inside and taunts him that he’ll die alone. This is torture for Ben because, as we learn
early on in Chapter Two, he’s been something of a loner since his Loser days and he’s extremely
claustrophobic, living alone in a house full of floor-to-ceiling windows so he can always
see plenty of space around him. In that scene, we also saw the adult Ben advising
his firm’s clients to stop putting more walls into a new retail building that they were
designing. When we cut back to Beverly, she’s almost
drowning in blood and being tormented by her father yelling and asking if she’s still his
little girl. Bev eventually overcomes the shackles of guilt
and shame her father imposed her, and kicks the door in his face, finally rejecting him
and the violence against her that he represented. When Ben calls out that he loves her, they’re
both able to break through their illusory prisons and reach out to each other. This time, it’s Bev who pulls Ben out from
the dirt which is swallowing him up, and saves him in a reversal of the first movie where
he pulled her out of the Deadlights trance. For Bill, his test is to face a vision of
his dead brother Georgie in the flooded basement of his childhood home. At this point, Georgie reveals that Bill wasn’t
really sick and blames his older brother for his fate. “You lied and I died! You lied and I died!” Bill manages to overcome the guilt and blame
that Pennywise is trying to project onto him. And he shoots the younger version of himself
in the head with a cattle bolt-gun, in a call-back to how he shot Pennywise masquerading as Georgie
in the first movie. The other Losers’ personal tests aren’t as
intense, with Eddie and Richie going up against the “scary” doors. Richie opens the “Very Scary” door only to
find Betty Ripsom’s mutilated legs running up to him, which harks back to the first movie
when he discovered Betty’s shoe in the sewer and it’s also a nod to the “Not Scary At All”
door that Richie opened with Bill in the Neibolt House where they found the upper half of Betty
Ripsom’s mutilated body. “Where’s my shoe?” Behind Eddie’s door is a cute Pomeranian dog
which turns into a huge monster, an easter egg to the dog transformation scene from The
Thing. As for Mike, he doesn’t seem to have a personal
test, or it might have been cut for time from the final movie. After these various battles of wills, the
Losers then go up against IT who has turned into a horrific Lovecraftian-type Pennywise-spider
or crab hybrid. Richie runs up to the monster, but it traps
him in the deadlights, just like Pennywise did with young Beverly in the first movie. Eddie sees Richie trapped, and summons up
the courage he previously couldn’t muster when Richie was being attacked by the Stan-spider
monster, which is another easter egg to The Thing. Now Eddie takes a metal railing spike that
Beverly gives him and which she also used to attack Pennywise in Chapter One, and he
remembers what she told him: “Take it, it kills monsters. If you believe it does.” Eddie finally overcomes his fear and self-doubt,
throwing the spear into IT’s mouth [and deadlights], causing the giant spider-clown to fall back
on the huge spikes in the cavern, severely injuring the creature. It’s heart-breaking when Eddie believes he’s
finally triumphed over the monster only for IT to stab him through the chest, mortally
wounding him. Before he dies though, Eddie tells the Losers
how he almost killed the leper in the pharmacy basement; how when he choked it, he made the
monster small and feel so weak. The other Losers then realise their only hope
of killing the giant Pennywise-spider is to make it much smaller and therefore weaker. With this, the Losers make their final stand
against Pennywise. Like real-life bullies, many of Pennywise’s
tactics employ fear, intimidation, and isolation to make its victims feel weak. So the Losers turn the tables on IT, calling
it names: a stupid clown, a headless boy, an imposter, a mimic, a bully, a stupid mummy,
and so on. As they do this, the Losers imprint their
will on the monster and shrink IT down into a tiny baby-sized clown. Although IT is an alien form, it has to abide
by the rules of the shapes it inhabits, and with Pennywise now weak and decrepit, Mike
reaches down and pulls out IT’s beating heart. Then together the Losers crush it, killing
the evil entity for good. This moment shows that with mental strength,
courage and unity, the Losers could go up against the evil that IT represents and defeat
it once and for all. IT’s death brings about the collapse of Pennywise’s
lair as the evil beast’s power fades away, and the Losers escape just as the whole of
Neibolt House falls into the sinkhole below, in a nod to how in King’s novel, most of Derry
itself was destroyed after IT was killed. After the trauma of the battle with IT and
Eddie’s death, we get a bittersweet throw-back to the first movie when the five surviving
Losers return to the quarry and Beverly jumps into the water followed by the remaining four
members of the club. This sad moment where we feel the loss of
both Eddie and Stanley was actually foreshadowed back in the first film where you can see a
very similar shot of Bev, Bill, Ben, Mike and Richie together in the water while Eddie
and Stanley are separated from the main group. Next in the film, we see the consequences
of defeating IT for good are even more far-reaching than the Losers might have imagined. As they walk into town, Bev discovers that
the deep scar on the palm of her hand from the blood oath they took as children has completely
disappeared, as also happens in the book. Her recurring nightmares of them all dying
if they left town before facing up to Pennywise are now at an end, and she’s proven the killer
clown wrong in his taunts that her actions haven’t changed anything. The disappearing scars fit in nicely with
what producer Barbara Muschietti has said about the film’s message, that the [pain of
the] past is “a scar that becomes leather […]
At some point, you have to face it. You won’t be able to finish your life if you
don’t get rid of that trauma. [The Losers] get courage through unity. Pennywise is a master of division. He basically wants to divide and conquer. Their victory stems from remembering who they
were as kids, and what they were able to do when the scar was fresh.” Mike also discovers later when he’s looking
back at old newspaper cuttings that reported his parents’ death in the fire that the headlines
have changed. Originally, the headline emphasised that Mike’s
parents were drug addicts putting blame on the victims rather than the perpetrators of
the atrocity. After IT’s death though, the headline has
changed to a more neutral report of two locals dying in a house fire. By destroying the evil beneath, it’s as if
the monster’s malignant influence on the town is disappearing. What’s more, this time even after the Losers
leave Derry, they no longer forget what happened and their memories remain intact. When Mike talks to Bill on the phone, he wonders
if it’s just because IT is dead, or if it’s because they now have more they want to remember
than forget. Before the film ends we also discover that
Stanley wrote a letter to the Losers before taking his own life. The letter explains how Stan believed that
what he did gave the Losers the best chance against IT as he knew he was too terrified
to go back to Derry. Stan tried to repress his memories of Pennywise
in his life, but when Mike calls, Stan tries to push back with questions hoping to buy
time, but it seems like he was always expecting this moment and he simply says, “It’s come
back, hasn’t it?” Although all the Losers were terrorised by
Pennywise as kids that summer, Stan perhaps suffered the worst when he was almost eaten
alive after IT separated him from the rest of the group in the sewers. Pennywise had his huge razor-sharp jaws wrapped
around Stan’s face and for him that memory was just too terrifying and he couldn’t face
IT again. Always the most rational member of the group,
in his letter, Stan explains that he made what he saw as the most logical move, and
took himself off the board. By bringing the number of Losers alive down
from seven to six, in his view they could remain united, which they wouldn’t have done
if he’d lived but hadn’t returned to Derry. In this version of the story, Stan is somewhat
redeemed as we hear him say the words “I swear, Bill” in his final moments, which in a way
meant he fulfilled the promise he made at the blood oath. An additional Chapter Two scene of young Stan
giving his Bar Mitzvah speech also stops adult Richie from abandoning the Losers, and Richie
thanks Stan for showing up for him in his time of need. Stan also acknowledges in the letter that’s
he’s lived his whole life being afraid and encourages everyone else not to be this way
and instead be proud of who they are and who they want to be. This last point seems especially pertinent
to Richie who we see re-carving R+E on the bridge, an indication that after Eddie’s death,
he’ll no longer hide his sexuality. But the point also relates to the other Losers. Mike finally decides to leave Derry for a
new life, and Bev and Ben are now together in a happy, healthy relationship, with Bev’s
endless nightmares replaced with beautiful dreams. For Bill, defeating IT for good means he’s
been able to move on from the ending of that screenplay he couldn’t finish, and he’s now
actually writing the first chapter/beginning of a new story. In fact, that story we see on screen is a
passage from Stephen King’s novel IT. Now, if you’d like a chance to win some of
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87 thoughts on “IT Chapter 2 EXPLAINED & EASTER EGGS You Missed!

  1. What you think of IT Chapter 2?
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  2. I am curious in the first scene
    1. The interaction between birth mark girl and first victim at the water pistol game
    2. It's the first time I seen pennywise kill an adult
    3. His friend saw the red balloons I thought only kids saw him
    Any thoughts?

  3. I've seen a little bit of chapter 2 but likes fear coudve been when penny wise jumped out of the wall if you notice in the background the roof looks like it had been burnt like how likes family had been burnt….I'm not that sure though

  4. 0:46 – There is no such thing as a ‘hate crime.’
    How? Because beating somebody up is already a crime.
    The motive, however, is irrelevant.

    Also, there is also no such thing as a ‘love crime” or any other form, for that matter.

  5. theres not one clip or freeze frame of the natives vision showing pennywise landing on earth 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ wtf

  6. I hated how much they changed from the book in It Chapter 2. 85% of it was made up shit that was not in the book at all. They changed stuff in Chapter 1, but it was still great to watch. Chapter 2 was just complete nonsense.

  7. Can I get the give away I'm only 9 but I never got a give away from anyone
    Please give me a give away please I love your videos I liked AND subscribe

  8. Edgy people kill pennywise becuase they will ask him to eat them but Pennywise could not because they do not fear him.

  9. I really liked the movie.
    But in my opinion it wasn't scary.It had horror scenes in it.But anyway the truth is I watched it for the continuation of the story.Not to get scared.

  10. There was one bloopers when they said there might make an it chapter 3! Hopefully they do cause it was so good they can not give this up!!

  11. I loved the new adaption. I’ve been a fan since I was 12 and instantly knew the king of horror was MY KING!! As a child I read IT, I loved it then (even though I was VERY WEIRDED OUT in some parts). I loved the new ending, the fact that the town was not destroyed and there was now light on a once depressed town. So glad I was born in this lifetime so I could see both adaptions and own both versions of the book ❤️

  12. Am I the only one that noticed a poster of Steve Harrington in the Losers secret base (or whatever it's called)

  13. them: ending explained

    me: they insulted him to make him feel young again when he was made fun off by being a scary clown BOB GRAY (i really dk what bob has to do with this)

  14. I have a weird theory that we’re not done with Eddie- I hope there’s a chapter 3. I really want them all to be happy! Or-well- happier. Especially Richie

  15. Some people seem to think that Stephen King came up with the concept of that giant turtle. He actually isn't the one who created the concept of that giant turtle. It originates from Hindu and Chinese mythology and originates from long before the 1500's. It's also a main staple point in Terry Pratchett's Discorworld series

  16. Henry Bowers was not a bully. He called Eddie gay and Eddie is gay. Henry was taunting Eddies fear not his sexuality. Henry helped Eddie face his fear

  17. I saw this movie a week after it came out. It was a great sequel to the first movie. I hope to see it in another remake one day.

  18. Pennywise

    Did it work ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Tell them why you never show them the full side did u

    And want them what. actually happened.

    And Pennywise knows your secret

  19. I thick that is sooo scary i will never for my life wacht it part 2 i alredy wacht it that was sooo scary i dont love when pennywise eat some pepole and the perssone who make it2 im scary

  20. Do not watch or glorify this stupid demonic fucked up movie, the demons could take control of your mind & body, from these kind of movies

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