It Chapter Two - the follow-up and conclusion to 2017's record-setting smash, It - has gotten a lot of attention for its 169-minute length. That's more than a half-hour longer than its predecessor and just a few minutes shy of Avengers: Endgame's infamous runtime. Then again, it was adapted from a three-pound, 1,138-page paperback, so no matter how long the big-screen version wound up being, a lot of material was inevitably getting altered, rearranged, or chopped out altogether. It's the nature of the beast.
But just how much creative license did director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman take with their second installment? Quite a bit, as it turns out. From Mike's revitalized role to Richie's deepest fear, from Derry's destiny to the reasons for Stanley Uris's absence, It Chapter Two offers its own interpretation of one of Stephen King's most epic stories.