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** Made even sadder is that it didn't even come off as him hitting on Henry's cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didn't have friends before this, but the cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henry's personal rival for no other reason other than he felt like it.

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** Made even sadder is that it didn't even come off as him hitting on Henry's cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didn't have friends before this, just has an adolescent crush on him, but the cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henry's personal rival for no other reason other than he felt likely feared his cousin thinking of him like it.that.


* Adrian Mellon's pummeling and death at the hands of Pennywise and how his lover was forced to watch.
** The whole opening scene is just heartbreaking. Beyond the WretchedHive that is Derry, Adrian and Don were two genuine [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] who had no-ill intent, they just wanted to live peacefully in a relationship, but because of how [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] of a town Derry is, that all gets completely thrown out of the door.
* A little girl named Victoria is lured in by Pennywise and devoured by him. What makes it especially sad is we get to know her briefly as a sweet young girl who feels conscious over a port-wine stain birthmark on her face, and while she immediately knows Pennywise is scary, he plays to her sympathy as 'having no friends' himself and promises to remove the mark, resulting in her trusting him, and then her horrible death.
** Worse, Victoria was the same girl that Adrian Mellon gave the stuffed animal to, and like her, he became one of Pennywise's victims. She literally loses the one person who showed her some kindness.
* Stan's [[DrivenToSuicide fate]] hits harder with the added flashback scene of a young Beverly telling the Losers' Club that she saw older versions of all of them, back in the cistern. When Stan [[DramaticIrony asks what he looks like]], Bev just replies "you look the same, but taller".
* We get a glimpse into the kids' adult lives. While their lives are by no means perfect, they seem to be doing better than how they were as kids, but then we get to Beverly. You think her life would be better off after escaping her abusive father and a town that slut-shamed her, [[RealityEnsues but it's not]]. The cycle starts up again and she ended up trapped with an extremely possessive husband who beats her. On top of that, she suffered chronic nightmares due to being exposed to the Deadlights. Fortunately, things get better for her after they defeat Pennywise, and she now has a loving husband in Ben.

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* Adrian Mellon's pummeling by homophobic teens and death at the hands of Pennywise Pennywise, and how his lover was forced {{forced to watch.
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** The whole opening scene is just heartbreaking. Beyond the WretchedHive that is Derry, Adrian and Don were two genuine [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] who had no-ill intent, they intent and just wanted to live peacefully in a relationship, but because of how [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] of a town Derry is, that all gets completely thrown out of the door.
* A little girl named Victoria is lured in by Pennywise and devoured by him. What makes it especially sad is we get to know her briefly as a sweet young girl who feels conscious self-conscious over a port-wine stain birthmark on her face, and while she immediately knows Pennywise is scary, he plays to her sympathy as 'having no friends' himself and promises to remove the mark, birthmark, resulting in her trusting him, him and then her horrible death.
** Worse, Victoria was the same girl that Adrian Mellon gave the stuffed animal to, and to and, like her, he became one of Pennywise's victims. She literally loses the one person who showed her some kindness.
kindness.
* Stan's [[DrivenToSuicide fate]] hits harder with the added flashback scene of a young Beverly telling the Losers' Club that she saw their older versions of all of them, selves back in the cistern. When Stan [[DramaticIrony asks what he looks like]], Bev just replies "you "You look the same, but taller".
* We get a glimpse into the kids' adult lives. While their lives are by no means perfect, they seem to be doing better than how they were as kids, but then we get to Beverly. You think her life would be better off after escaping her abusive father and a town that [[SlutShaming slut-shamed her, her]], [[RealityEnsues but it's not]]. The cycle starts up again and she ended up She's trapped with in a marriage to an extremely possessive husband who beats her. On top of that, she has suffered chronic nightmares due to being exposed to the Deadlights. Fortunately, things get better for her after they the Losers defeat Pennywise, Pennywise and she now has a loving husband in Ben.



* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young Losers separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket, Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away, Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie, Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death, and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.

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* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, ''bar mitzvah'', showing the young Losers separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket, Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away, Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie, movie; Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death, and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.



* Dean, a little boy who reminds Bill of Georgie, is lured inside a funhouse filled with mirrors with Bill in close pursuit. Eventually, Dean gets trapped in a glass box with Pennywise on one side and Bill on the other. While Bill desperately struggles to break down the glass and save the little boy, Pennywise draws out every last ounce of suspense and anticipation until he gets bored and goes right for the kill. The agony in [=McAvoy's=] performance is palpable.
--> '''Bill:''' [[ForcedToWatch Take me instead ... please...]]
** Worse is that Dean was also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) from the Chinese restaurant that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise [[CreepyChild in disguise,]] had lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone, until he realized that he was actually a normal kid, and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fanboy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but is now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.

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* Dean, a little boy who reminds Bill of Georgie, is lured inside a funhouse filled with mirrors with Bill in close pursuit. Eventually, Dean gets trapped in a glass box with Pennywise on one side and Bill on the other. While Bill desperately struggles to break down the glass and save the little boy, Pennywise draws out every last ounce of suspense and anticipation until he gets bored and goes right for the kill. The agony in [=McAvoy's=] Creator/JamesMcAvoy's performance is palpable.
--> '''Bill:''' -->'''Bill:''' [[ForcedToWatch Take me instead ...instead... please...]]
** Worse is that Dean was also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) from the Chinese restaurant that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise [[CreepyChild in disguise,]] disguise]], had lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone, until he realized that he was actually a normal kid, kid and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fanboy fan who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but is now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.



* The realization that Bill has blamed himself for Georgie's death for 27 years, as he faked being sick since he didn't want to play outside that day.

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* The realization that Bill has blamed himself for Georgie's death for 27 years, as he faked being sick since he didn't want to play outside that fateful day.



-->'''Fake Georgie''': You lied and I died. [[SuddenlyShouting YOU LIED]]! [[WhatTheHellHero AND I DIED!]]
* Bill accidentally snaps at Eddie after the latter freezes up in Neibolt's kitchen - an action that almost got Richie killed. A tearful Eddie doesn't even fight back; instead, he apologizes and asks Bill not to be mad at him, almost like a child who has disappointed their parents for the first time. The look of instant regret on Bill's face just seals the deal.
--> '''Bill:''' He could've died! Is that what you want? He could've died!
--> '''Eddie:''' (''pressing himself into the wall'') No, no! Please ... please don't be mad at me, Billy.
--> (''Bill's eyes widen as he realizes his mistake'')
--> '''Bill:''' (''softer'') That's what IT wants. For you to feel fear. D-d-don't let it, okay?
--> (''Eddie nods tearfully, still unable to look Bill in the eye'')
* Eddie, mortally wounded by Pennywise, dies with his friends by his side after he proved once and for all that he could be the bravest of them all. Even worse, Richie was in love with Eddie in this continuity, but never had the courage to tell him before it was too late.
** Richie's reaction is just ''devastating''. When Beverly tearfully tells him that Eddie is gone, he starts to hug Eddie's body, clearly in denial. When the others begin dragging him away, he refuses to leave Eddie's corpse behind and repeatedly says that he can still be saved. As the Neibolt house collapses upon their escape, he is ''screaming'' the entire time and has to be physically held back by ''both'' Ben and Mike to stop him from running back in. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct The anguish in Hader's performance is very evident.]]
--> '''Beverly:''' (''gently'') Honey? (''touches his shoulder'') Honey ... I think he's dead.
--> '''Richie:''' (''disbelievingly'') What? What, no. He's okay. He's okay, you guys, come on, we gotta help him.
--> (''the house starts to crumble around them'')
--> (''Ben and Bill pull him away, although both are visibly upset as well'')
--> '''Richie:''' (''starts to cradle Eddie's corpse lovingly'') NO! No, you guys, come on, we can still help him, please! '''''WE CAN STILL HELP HIM!'''''
** It takes '''''two''''' grown men to drag Richie Tozier out of Neibolt. Let that sink in.

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-->'''Fake Georgie''': --->'''Fake Georgie:''' You lied and I died. [[SuddenlyShouting YOU LIED]]! [[WhatTheHellHero AND I DIED!]]
* Bill accidentally snaps at Eddie after the latter freezes up in Neibolt's kitchen - kitchen, an action that almost got gets Richie killed. A tearful Eddie doesn't even fight back; instead, he apologizes and asks Bill not to be mad at him, almost like a child who has disappointed their parents for the first time. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The look of instant regret regret]] on Bill's face just seals the deal.
--> '''Bill:''' -->'''Bill:''' He could've died! Is that what you want? He could've died!
--> '''Eddie:''' (''pressing -->'''Eddie:''' ''[pressing himself into the wall'') wall]'' No, no! Please ... Please...please don't be mad at me, Billy.
--> (''Bill's -->''[Bill's eyes widen as he realizes his mistake'')
--> '''Bill:''' (''softer'')
mistake]''
-->'''Bill:''' ''[softer]''
That's what IT wants. For you to feel fear. D-d-don't let it, okay?
--> (''Eddie -->''[Eddie nods tearfully, still unable to look Bill in the eye'')
eye]''
* Eddie, mortally wounded by Pennywise, dies with his friends by his side after he proved proves once and for all that he could can be the bravest of them all. Even worse, Richie was in love with Eddie in this continuity, but never had the courage to tell him before it was too late.
** Richie's reaction is just ''devastating''. When Beverly tearfully tells him that Eddie is gone, he starts to hug Eddie's body, clearly in denial. When the others begin dragging him away, he refuses to leave Eddie's corpse behind and repeatedly says that he can still be saved. As the Neibolt house collapses upon their escape, he is ''screaming'' the entire time and has to be physically held back by ''both'' Ben and Mike to stop him from running back in. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct The anguish in Hader's performance is very evident.]]
--> '''Beverly:''' (''gently'') --->'''Beverly:''' ''[gently]'' Honey? (''touches ''[touches his shoulder'') Honey ... shoulder]'' Honey...I think he's dead.
--> '''Richie:''' (''disbelievingly'') --->'''Richie:''' ''[disbelievingly]'' What? What, no. He's okay. He's okay, you guys, come on, we gotta help him.
--> (''the house --->''[Neibolt starts to crumble around them'')
--> (''Ben
them]''
--->''[Ben
and Bill pull him away, although both are visibly upset as well'')
--> '''Richie:''' (''starts
well]''
--->'''Richie:''' ''[starts
to cradle Eddie's corpse lovingly'') lovingly]'' NO! No, you guys, come on, we can still help him, please! '''''WE CAN STILL HELP HIM!'''''
** It takes '''''two''''' grown men to drag Richie Tozier out of Neibolt. Let that sink in.



** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly ''brutal'' as he's so caught up in his excitement over saving Richie that he turns his back on the monster without checking to see if it's really dead. He's also sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.
* Richie quietly cleaning himself off in the quarry when he sees Eddie's blood on his glasses. He starts to cry for Eddie, which is followed by Bill, Ben, Bev, and Mike hugging him in a manner similar to the first film when the Losers consoled Bill after he found Georgieís raincoat.

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** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly ''brutal'' as he's so caught up in his excitement over saving Richie that he turns his back on the monster IT without checking to see if it's he's really dead. He's also sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.
* Richie quietly cleaning himself off in the quarry when he sees Eddie's blood on his glasses. He starts to cry for Eddie, which is followed by Bill, Ben, Bev, and Mike hugging him in a manner similar to the first film when the Losers consoled Bill after he found Georgieís Georgie's raincoat.



** Made even sadder is that it didnít even come off as him hitting on Henryís cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didnít have friends before this, but the cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henryís personal rival for no other reason other than he felt like it.
* In some ways, IT's death. Bill Skarsgard had done such a phenomenal job with his take on the Dancing Clown, it's almost hard to watch him go.

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** Made even sadder is that it didnít didn't even come off as him hitting on Henryís Henry's cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didnít didn't have friends before this, but the cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henryís Henry's personal rival for no other reason other than he felt like it.
* In some ways, IT's death. Bill Skarsgard Creator/BillSkarsgard had done such a phenomenal job with his take on the Dancing Clown, it's almost hard to watch him go.



* After IT is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him. Bill visibly tears up while reading it, and can only go so far before he breaks down.

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* After IT is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him. Bill visibly tears up while reading it, it and can only go so far before he breaks down.



I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note.]] You're probably wondering why I did what I did. It's because I knew I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I knew we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] Be proud. [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\
We're Losers. And we always will be.''

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I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note.]] note]]. You're probably wondering why I did what I did. It's because I knew I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I knew we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] board]]. Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] be]]. Be proud. [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] go]]. Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] oath]]. The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít don't ever forget...\\
We're Losers. And we always will be.''''
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* We get a glimpse into the kids' adult lives. While their lives are by no means perfect, they seem to be doing better than how they were as kids, but then we get to Beverly. You think her life would be better off after escaping her abusive father and a town that slut-shamed her, [[RealityEnsues but it's not]]. The cycle starts up again and she ended up trapped with an extremely possessive husband who beats her. On top of that, she suffered chronic nightmares due to being exposed to the Deadlights. Fortionately things get better for her after they defeat Pennywise, and she now has a loving husband in Ben.
* A flashback shows young Mike talking about how he wants to move to Florida when he grows up, and the smile on his face is just heartbreaking. He had hopes and dreams too, but he gave them all up to stay in Derry and keep an eye on IT while his friends all moved away and forgot about him.
* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young Losers separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket; Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away; Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie; Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death; and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.
-->'''Stan:''' The things we wish we could leave behind, the whispers we wish we could silence, the nightmares we most want to wake up from, the memories we wish we could change, the secrets we feel like we have to keep, are the hardest to walk away from.

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* We get a glimpse into the kids' adult lives. While their lives are by no means perfect, they seem to be doing better than how they were as kids, but then we get to Beverly. You think her life would be better off after escaping her abusive father and a town that slut-shamed her, [[RealityEnsues but it's not]]. The cycle starts up again and she ended up trapped with an extremely possessive husband who beats her. On top of that, she suffered chronic nightmares due to being exposed to the Deadlights. Fortionately Fortunately, things get better for her after they defeat Pennywise, and she now has a loving husband in Ben.
* A flashback shows young Mike talking about how he wants to move to Florida when he grows up, and the smile on his face is just heartbreaking. He had hopes and dreams dreams, too, but he gave them all up to stay in Derry and keep an eye on IT while his friends all moved away and forgot about him.
* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young Losers separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket; blanket, Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away; away, Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie; movie, Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death; death, and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.
-->'''Stan:''' The things we wish we could leave behind, the whispers we wish we could silence, the nightmares we most want to wake up from, the memories we wish we could change, the secrets we feel like we have to keep, keep...are the hardest to walk away from.



** Worse is that Dean was also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) from the Chinese restaurant that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise [[CreepyChild in disguise]], had lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone, until he realized that he was actually a normal kid, and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but is now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.

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** Worse is that Dean was also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) from the Chinese restaurant that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise [[CreepyChild in disguise]], disguise,]] had lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone, until he realized that he was actually a normal kid, and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy fanboy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but is now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.



* In some ways, It's death. Bill Skarsgard had done such a phenomenal job with his take on the Dancing Clown, it's almost hard to watch him go.
** The background music as IT dies off is both somber and tense, giving a feeling of absolute despair. Even with this version of Pennywise being [[HateSink far more despicable]] than his previous incarnations in media, he was still largely seen as a LoveToHate character and pretty much stole the show with every scene he's in. His fate is [[CatharsisFactor very, very richly deserved]] after all the shit he's pulled, but given his entertainment value and how amazingly well Skarsgard did, it can feel quite bittersweet.

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* In some ways, It's IT's death. Bill Skarsgard had done such a phenomenal job with his take on the Dancing Clown, it's almost hard to watch him go.
** The background music as IT dies off is both somber and tense, giving a feeling of absolute despair. Even with this version of Pennywise being [[HateSink far more despicable]] than his previous incarnations in media, he was still largely seen as a LoveToHate character and pretty much stole the show with in every scene he's in.he appeared. His fate is [[CatharsisFactor very, very richly deserved]] after all the shit he's pulled, but given his entertainment value and how amazingly well Skarsgard did, it can feel quite bittersweet.



I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] Be proud. [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\

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I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]. note.]] You're probably wondering why I did what I did. It's because I know knew I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know knew we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] Be proud. [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\

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** The whole opening scene is just heartbreaking. Beyond the WretchedHive that is Derry, Adrian and Don were two genuine [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] who had no-ill intent, they just wanted to live peacefully in a relationship, but because of how [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] of a town Derry is, that all gets completely thrown out of the door.

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* We get a glimpse into the kids' adult lives. While their lives are by no means perfect, they seem to be doing better than how they were as kids, but then we get to Beverly. You think her life would be better off after escaping her abusive father and a town that slut-shamed her, [[RealityEnsues but it's not]]. The cycle starts up again and she ended up trapped with an extremely possessive husband who beats her. On top of that, she suffered chronic nightmares due to being exposed to the Deadlights. Fortionately things get better for her after they defeat Pennywise, and she now has a loving husband in Ben.


I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise. I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\

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I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] Be proud. [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise. promise I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\


I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[spoiler:[[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]]]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a [[spoiler:suicide note]], and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise. I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\

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I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]]].note]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[spoiler:[[HeroicSuicide [[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]]]] ]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a [[spoiler:suicide note]], suicide note, and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise. I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\


* After IT is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him. Bill visibly tears up while reading it, and can only go so far before he breaks down.

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* After IT is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him. Bill visibly tears up while reading it, and can only go so far before he breaks down.down.
-->''Dear Losers,\\
I know what this must seem like, but this isn't [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide a suicide note]]]]. You're probably why I did what I did. It's because I know I was too scared to go back. And if we weren't united together? If all of us alive weren't united? I know we'd all die. So, I made the only logical move. [[spoiler:[[HeroicSuicide I took myself]] [[ThanatosGambit off the board.]]]] Did it work? Well, if you're reading this... Then you know the answer. I lived my whole life afraid. Afraid of what I might leave behind. Don't be. [[BeYourself Be who you want to be.]] [[OneTrueLove If you find someone worth holding on to? Never fucking let them go.]] Follow your own path, wherever that takes you. I know I told you this wasn't a [[spoiler:suicide note]], and it isn't. [[ThePromise It's a promise. I'm asking you to make to me. To each other. An oath.]] The thing about being a loser is... you don't have anything to lose. So be true. Be brave. Stand. Believe. And donít ever forget...\\
We're Losers. And we always will be.''


* Bill accidentally snaps at Eddie after the latter freezes up in Neibolt's kitchen, with Richie almost dying in the process. A tearful Eddie doesn't even fight back - instead, he apologizes and asks Bill not to be mad at him, as if he were a kid being scolded for the first time. Bill clearly wants to take his harsh words back afterwards.

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* Bill accidentally snaps at Eddie after the latter freezes up in Neibolt's kitchen, with kitchen - an action that almost got Richie almost dying in the process. killed. A tearful Eddie doesn't even fight back - back; instead, he apologizes and asks Bill not to be mad at him, as if he were almost like a kid being scolded child who has disappointed their parents for the first time. Bill clearly wants to take his harsh words back afterwards.The look of instant regret on Bill's face just seals the deal.



--> '''Ben:''' (''tearing up as well'') Richie, c'mon, we gotta go.

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--> '''Ben:''' (''tearing up (''Ben and Bill pull him away, although both are visibly upset as well'') Richie, c'mon, we gotta go.well'')


--> (''Bill's eyes widen as he realizes his mistake)

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--> (''Bill's eyes widen as he realizes his mistake)mistake'')


* A flashback shows young Mike talking about how he wants to move to Florida when he grows up, and the smile on his face is just heartbreaking. He had hopes and dreams too, but he gave them all up to stay in Derry and keep an eye on It while his friends all moved away and forgot about him.
* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young losers club separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket; Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away; Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie; Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death; and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.

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* A flashback shows young Mike talking about how he wants to move to Florida when he grows up, and the smile on his face is just heartbreaking. He had hopes and dreams too, but he gave them all up to stay in Derry and keep an eye on It IT while his friends all moved away and forgot about him.
* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young losers club Losers separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket; Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away; Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie; Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death; and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.



--> '''Bill:''' [[ForcedToWatch Please...]]
** Worse that Dean is also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise in disguise as a CreepyChild and lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone until he realized his mistake that he was a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, [[NervesOfSteel but did not and instead politely stopped being Richie's fan]] and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.

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--> '''Bill:''' [[ForcedToWatch Please...Take me instead ... please...]]
** Worse is that Dean is was also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at from the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise [[CreepyChild in disguise as a CreepyChild and disguise]], had lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone alone, until he realized his mistake that he was actually a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, [[NervesOfSteel but did not and instead politely stopped being Richie's fan]] kid, and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but is now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.



* The realization Bill has blamed himself for Georgie's death for 27 years, as he faked being sick since he didn't want to play outside that day.

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* The realization that Bill has blamed himself for Georgie's death for 27 years, as he faked being sick since he didn't want to play outside that day.



* Bill accidentally snaps at Eddie after the latter freezes up in Neibolt's kitchen, with Richie almost dying in the process. A tearful Eddie doesn't even fight back - instead, he apologizes and asks Bill not to be mad at him, as if he were a kid being scolded for the first time. Bill clearly wants to take his harsh words back afterwards.
--> '''Bill:''' He could've died! Is that what you want? He could've died!
--> '''Eddie:''' (''pressing himself into the wall'') No, no! Please ... please don't be mad at me, Billy.
--> (''Bill's eyes widen as he realizes his mistake)
--> '''Bill:''' (''softer'') That's what IT wants. For you to feel fear. D-d-don't let it, okay?
--> (''Eddie nods tearfully, still unable to look Bill in the eye'')



** Richie's reaction is just ''devastating''. He starts hugging Eddie's body, clearly in denial that he's dead, refusing to leave him behind and saying that he can still be saved. As the Neibolt house collapses upon their escape, he is ''screaming'' and has to be physically held back by Ben and Mike to stop him from running back in. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct The anguish in Hader's performance is very evident.]]

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** Richie's reaction is just ''devastating''. He When Beverly tearfully tells him that Eddie is gone, he starts hugging to hug Eddie's body, clearly in denial that he's dead, refusing denial. When the others begin dragging him away, he refuses to leave him Eddie's corpse behind and saying repeatedly says that he can still be saved. As the Neibolt house collapses upon their escape, he is ''screaming'' the entire time and has to be physically held back by ''both'' Ben and Mike to stop him from running back in. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct The anguish in Hader's performance is very evident.]]]]
--> '''Beverly:''' (''gently'') Honey? (''touches his shoulder'') Honey ... I think he's dead.
--> '''Richie:''' (''disbelievingly'') What? What, no. He's okay. He's okay, you guys, come on, we gotta help him.
--> (''the house starts to crumble around them'')
--> '''Ben:''' (''tearing up as well'') Richie, c'mon, we gotta go.
--> '''Richie:''' (''starts to cradle Eddie's corpse lovingly'') NO! No, you guys, come on, we can still help him, please! '''''WE CAN STILL HELP HIM!'''''
** It takes '''''two''''' grown men to drag Richie Tozier out of Neibolt. Let that sink in.
** When Neibolt is fully destroyed, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of Richie simply falling to his knees in despair.



** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly brutal as he's so caught up in his excitement over saving Richie that he turns his back on the monster without checking to see if it's really dead. He's also sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.
* Richie crying in the quarry for Eddie, which is followed by Bill, Ben, Bev, and Mike hugging him in a manner similar to the first film when the Losers consoled Bill after he found Georgieís raincoat.

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** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly brutal ''brutal'' as he's so caught up in his excitement over saving Richie that he turns his back on the monster without checking to see if it's really dead. He's also sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.
* Richie crying quietly cleaning himself off in the quarry when he sees Eddie's blood on his glasses. He starts to cry for Eddie, which is followed by Bill, Ben, Bev, and Mike hugging him in a manner similar to the first film when the Losers consoled Bill after he found Georgieís raincoat.raincoat.
** Although the others are mourning as well, Richie's grief is visibly on a whole different level, seeing as he has been in love with Eddie ever since they were kids.



** The background music as It dies off is both somber and tense, giving a feeling of absolute despair. Even with this version of Pennywise being [[HateSink far more despicable]] than his previous incarnation in media, he was still largely seen as a LoveToHate character and pretty much stole the show with every scene he's in. His fate is [[CatharsisFactor very, very richly deserved]] after all the shit he's pulled, but given his entertainment value and how amazingly well Skarsgard did, it can feel quite bittersweet.
* After It is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him.

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** The background music as It IT dies off is both somber and tense, giving a feeling of absolute despair. Even with this version of Pennywise being [[HateSink far more despicable]] than his previous incarnation incarnations in media, he was still largely seen as a LoveToHate character and pretty much stole the show with every scene he's in. His fate is [[CatharsisFactor very, very richly deserved]] after all the shit he's pulled, but given his entertainment value and how amazingly well Skarsgard did, it can feel quite bittersweet.
* After It IT is defeated, the surviving Losers each receive a letter from Stan, explaining that he committed suicide because he was too scared to return to Derry and knew they would have a better chance without him.him. Bill visibly tears up while reading it, and can only go so far before he breaks down.


** Worse that Dean is also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise in disguise as a CreepyChild and lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone until he realized his mistake that he was a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, but did not and instead stopped being Richie's fan and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.

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** Worse that Dean is also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise in disguise as a CreepyChild and lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone until he realized his mistake that he was a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, [[NervesOfSteel but did not and instead politely stopped being Richie's fan fan]] and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant.


** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly brutal -- not least because he's sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.

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** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly brutal -- not least because as he's so caught up in his excitement over saving Richie that he turns his back on the monster without checking to see if it's really dead. He's also sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.


* A flashback shows young Mike talking about how he wants to move to Florida when he grows up, and the smile on his face is just heartbreaking. He had hopes and dreams too, but he gave them all up to stay in Derry and keep an eye on It while his friends all moved away and forgot about him.
* The montage that plays during Stan's first monologue from his bar mitzvah, showing the young losers club separated and at their lowest points: Beverly covering her drunken father with a blanket; Eddie going back to the Neibolt house to retrieve the placebos he threw away; Ben walking away crying as Bill and Beverly have their moment from the end of the first movie; Mike enduring whispers from the other townspeople implicating him in his parents' death; and Richie secretly carving his love for Eddie into the kissing bridge after enduring a homophobic attack. All while Stan rants in voiceover about how much GrowingUpSucks.
-->'''Stan:''' The things we wish we could leave behind, the whispers we wish we could silence, the nightmares we most want to wake up from, the memories we wish we could change, the secrets we feel like we have to keep, are the hardest to walk away from.



** Worse that Dean is also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise in disguise as a CreepyChild and lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone until he realized his mistake that he was a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, but did not and instead stopped being Richie's fan and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, [[spoiler:after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant]].

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** Worse that Dean is also Richie's fan (turned ex-fan) at the Chinese restaurant earlier that Richie had mistaken for Pennywise in disguise as a CreepyChild and lashed out at him to leave him and his friends alone until he realized his mistake that he was a normal kid who would had been sent to a bawling mess, but did not and instead stopped being Richie's fan and even turned down Richie's offer to take a selfie with him as a way to take back what he did. Meaning that, [[spoiler:after after Pennywise killed Dean in front of Bill, Richie has really lost a young fan boy who was not only accidentally scared off by Richie, but now dead and is forever unable to make amends with him for the incident back at the restaurant]].restaurant.


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** Eddie's death scene is drawn out for a while, but the moment where he first gets impaled is particularly brutal -- not least because he's sitting on top of Richie as it happens, which means Richie quite literally gets ''showered in Eddie's blood''. The sad, scared way they say each other's names and the fact that Richie can only watch in horror as Eddie is dragged away from him doesn't help much, either.


** Made even sadder is that it didnít even come off as him hitting on Henryís cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didnít have friends before this, but he cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henryís personal rival for no other reason other than he felt like it.

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** Made even sadder is that it didnít even come off as him hitting on Henryís cousin at all. He was just sheepishly asking him if he wanted to play again, almost as if he didnít have friends before this, but he the cousin turns around and not only embarrasses him in front of a group of kids but also made him Henryís personal rival for no other reason other than he felt like it.

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