Film Theory: How Pennywise BEAT Pennywise (IT Chapter 2)

  • Published: 31 October 2019
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    In honor of Halloween, we are returning to our favorite space alien and supernatural creature, Pennywise the clown from IT. Today we are focusing specifically on IT Chapter 2 and the Ritual of Chüd. I've seen people cover a lot of the details in this movie but there is something I think EVERYONE missed! You see, the Losers did not defeat Pennywise. The creepy clown HIMSELF ensured his own demise, and I'm about to tell you how!

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    Writer: Matthew Patrick
    Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi and Koen Verhagen
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  • Alyssa Johnson
    Alyssa Johnson  1 hours back

    I would argue that Eddie actually did deal with his issues, he was the only one who actively fought his problem, and as he said, nearly killed it. It got the upper hand, but only because it was afraid and honestly? You don't have to be a germaphobe to run away after being vomited on IN THE FACE.

    • Fox-A-Bell Aj
      Fox-A-Bell Aj  8 hours back

      R + E =


        ΑΡΗΣ ΜΟΣΧΟΣ  12 hours back

        The look see could have helped

        • Gambit Cast
          Gambit Cast  2 days back

          Not all are rich and successful bill has shitty books

          • Pug Maniac
            Pug Maniac  2 days back

            poor maine that’s like the most innocent state what did it do to deserve all of steven kings nightmares

            • Aashutosh Sinha
              Aashutosh Sinha  2 days back

              Writers of IT : get this man an award

              • Eugene Kubak
                Eugene Kubak  3 days back

                It Chapter 2: Endgame

                • Eugene Kubak
                  Eugene Kubak  3 days back

                  Bill:Some forget but not us
                  Mike:Not Us

                  • Eugene Kubak
                    Eugene Kubak  3 days back

                    We will defeat pennywise
                    Mike: Whatever it takes
                    Richie:Whatever it takes
                    Beverly:Whatever it takes
                    Ben:Whatever it takes
                    Eddy:Whatever it takes
                    Bill: Whatever it takes

                    • Lauryn Smith
                      Lauryn Smith  3 days back

                      This is one of the few Theories that can make me cry yet smile at the same time

                      Thank you for that

                      • rainbowpuppy 948
                        rainbowpuppy 948  3 days back


                        • Halia The_Wolf
                          Halia The_Wolf  3 days back

                          I got another thing to say, not that all losers didn’t bring the right token but one loser was missing and Eddie technically threw in a second one and how do they know that’s Stanley’s token?

                          • BlindMosquito
                            BlindMosquito  4 days back

                            Really sad they didn't do the ritual of chud similar to the book, where it has nothing to do with tokens, but instead is a mind wrestle with pennywise. Although understand why that would be hard to show in film.

                            • Cheesus Bri
                              Cheesus Bri  4 days back

                              (I'm late, oh well) the missing piece was internalized homophobia whoops

                              • sadietherat
                                sadietherat  4 days back

                                MatPat: *the losers should’ve died*
                                Me; an It super fan: *okay.....cries*

                                • Snazzy Scott
                                  Snazzy Scott  4 days back

                                  I didn’t like the plot of IT CHAPTER 2, but the scares were pretty good

                                  • gabriel crocker
                                    gabriel crocker  4 days back

                                    Stephen king: uhhh... sure, that’s way better than what I actually made it about

                                    • nameless alien
                                      nameless alien  4 days back

                                      The talk of r + e really got the water works goin

                                      • TheNumber1Loser
                                        TheNumber1Loser  4 days back

                                        Just like Billy’s book, the ending was bad

                                        • Urtnasan Bilguun
                                          Urtnasan Bilguun  4 days back

                                          Mike is an officor so he can call them

                                          • Monique Hiltz
                                            Monique Hiltz  5 days back

                                            Steven king be like

                                            *thanks to film theory*

                                            • jayyy Alvarez
                                              jayyy Alvarez  5 days back

                                              no one talks about stanley T^T

                                              • Dragon144 Chap9Fluff
                                                Dragon144 Chap9Fluff  5 days back

                                                "Richie gets an arcade token..." Wait a minute!

                                                • esladin ladon
                                                  esladin ladon  6 days back

                                                  The reason that the shikopiwah tribe failed is because they didn't believe that they can defeat pennywise

                                                  • Depressed Emo Person
                                                    Depressed Emo Person  6 days back

                                                    Eddie was Richie's token

                                                    Lay down

                                                    Try not to cry

                                                    Cry alot

                                                    • hi
                                                      hi  6 days back

                                                      scariest thing was granny, nothing else.

                                                      • XRJoker5489
                                                        XRJoker5489  6 days back

                                                        You didn't explain why the insults themselves can destroy penny-wise afterwards, which is a reasonably simple point, I'm 14 and understood it when watching the movie.

                                                        Pennywises reason for survival, feeding off of children and their fear ( and technically being "THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS" ), is his downfall. It is the childlike imagination and belief that destroys pennywise, the make him feel small using insults, and due to their imagination and belief that it does, it works. But hey that's just a theory, A FILM THEORY.

                                                        *Also I love the Eddie and Richie stuff, so heart renching

                                                        • Kash 4 Hire
                                                          Kash 4 Hire  6 days back

                                                          did billy ever know that Georgie is dead

                                                          • Aubrey Hull
                                                            Aubrey Hull  6 days back

                                                            Penny wise: a freaking monster that feeds on fear and eats kids

                                                            Losers: lol ok boomer

                                                            Penny wise: *dies*

                                                            • Twisted Foxy
                                                              Twisted Foxy  6 days back

                                                              No- SpIlLs ThE tEa

                                                              • 0FF T0P!C
                                                                0FF T0P!C  6 days back

                                                                wow. ouch. i thought i was over eddie's death but haha i was wrong.

                                                                • Maria Vasileva
                                                                  Maria Vasileva  6 days back

                                                                  reddie has been my life for 3 years i can’t-

                                                                  • Anna Thompson
                                                                    Anna Thompson  6 days back

                                                                    "Eddie is Richie's true token."


                                                                    • Will Nunnally
                                                                      Will Nunnally  1 weeks back

                                                                      That got lucky because they didn’t get hit with dat forehead though!

                                                                      • Timeless Forever
                                                                        Timeless Forever  1 weeks back

                                                                        Eddie throws dart
                                                                        hits IT
                                                                        pennywise gets hurt and mad and kills Eddie

                                                                        pennywise oh frick
                                                                        im dead

                                                                        • playjammer 23
                                                                          playjammer 23  1 weeks back

                                                                          Why don’t these comments say a year ago?

                                                                        • Phillip Huddleston
                                                                          Phillip Huddleston  1 weeks back

                                                                          When there adults it’s 2016

                                                                          • nyak63RUS
                                                                            nyak63RUS  1 weeks back

                                                                            But.... Pennywise doesn't die until the end of the Dark Tower series.

                                                                            • Cristian Vega
                                                                              Cristian Vega  1 weeks back

                                                                              Mat pat:Richie's true token is... Me:don't say it. Mat pat:it is Eddie. Me:why did you say that name

                                                                              • Moonlight Wolf
                                                                                Moonlight Wolf  1 weeks back

                                                                                I love how half of these comments are shipping Reddie

                                                                                • Aaron Browne
                                                                                  Aaron Browne  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Matpat, the joke about Native American names being hard to pronounce is disrespectful. Jokes like that reinforce prejudice against Native of tribes as they trample over the culture behind the name.

                                                                                  • Grace Emerson
                                                                                    Grace Emerson  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Maybe it’s because the rock didn’t burn 😏

                                                                                    • Toga-Chan
                                                                                      Toga-Chan  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Me:Hideaki? Is that you
                                                                                      *A cruel angel’s thesis begins playing

                                                                                      • Jake cuthbertson
                                                                                        Jake cuthbertson  1 weeks back

                                                                                        it not a clown it is a it its original image is the deadlights

                                                                                        • Maizeena ™
                                                                                          Maizeena ™  1 weeks back

                                                                                          apology for bad english

                                                                                          where were u wen eddie die

                                                                                          i was at home eating dorito when phone ring

                                                                                          "Eddie is kil"


                                                                                          • Jimmy Jimmy • 20 years ago


                                                                                            Matpat: a small price to pay for salvation

                                                                                            • Batiehope MSP
                                                                                              Batiehope MSP  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Started crying when I saw eddie ;(

                                                                                              • Barbra Gordon
                                                                                                Barbra Gordon  1 weeks back

                                                                                                The most insane thing in this movie is Pennywises’s forehead