The Ending Of It: Chapter Two Explained

  • Published: 07 September 2019
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    How well does the sequel to 2017's It adapt Stephen King's classic novel while tying up all the loose ends from the first installment? Let's roll up our sleeves, wade into the sewers and dig into the details of how the saga ends. This is the ending of It: Chapter Two explained.

    And before you open the door labeled "very scary," be warned: Spoilers await you.

    Stephen King's novel It isn't just the story of a creepy clown terrorizing some kids and then returning to do it all over again when they're adults. There's a whole cosmology to the saga, which includes a giant, godlike turtle that coughed up the known universe when it had a tummy ache. Aside from a few subtle nods here and there, the movies mostly sidestep the ancient, interdimensional mythology of the book, but one element does show up in It: Chapter Two - the true form of It.

    When he goes to visit the Shokopiwah tribe and takes one of their vision-granting concoctions, Mike learns that It came to Earth in a meteor strike that left a crater in Derry, and is made up of "Deadlights," mostly orange but sometimes-blue spheres of light of immense power. Though the lights can be seen in brief moments in the first film, It appears entirely as deadlights as Chapter Two reaches its climax, and even after taking on other forms, the deadlights are still visibly powering the creature, becoming increasingly weaker as the Losers literally bring It down to size.

    It's true form is revealed because the Losers perform the Ritual of Chüd, a ceremony that differs pretty wildly in the movie from the way it works in the book. The movie's take on the ritual involves each member of the club burning a "token" of his or her childhood and reciting a chant to make the Deadlights turn dark, then trapping the Deadlights inside a pyramid-shaped relic Mike stole.

    The ritual is the key to defeating It in the book, though it takes two tries 27 years apart. But the Losers' attempt essentially fails in the movie, at least at first. That's because it's revealed Mike lied to everyone in an attempt to simply bring them all back together. The ritual wasn't successful before when the Native Americans tried to do it, and it doesn't kill It when the Losers try it this time, either. At least, not until they've gone through the wringer just a little bit more so they can truly overcome the fears that feed It. Keep watching the video to see the ending of It: Chapter Two explained!

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    Deadlights | 0:23
    The Ritual of Chüd | 1:27
    Childhood fears, adult anxieties | 2:21
    The hypochondriac cuts loose | 3:24
    Brotherly baggage | 4:17
    Home at last | 5:06
    The end of obsession | 6:09
    Scars of the past | 7:20
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Comments • 5 655

  • Looper
    Looper   1 months back

    How did you like IT: Chapter Two?

    • Daffynotanoob REEE
      Daffynotanoob REEE  1 weeks back

      It was a comedy film

    • La Vonn Cain
      La Vonn Cain  2 weeks back

      It was horrible tbh. It was boring and all over the place. I think in this case it would’ve been better to get away from the book and continued to show them as kids.

    • Ash Collins
      Ash Collins  4 weeks back

      Just saw chapter 2.. and i have to say.. ‘he ending sucked’... for one, demons dont have hearts.. still beating anyways, nor being the source of their being.. they already died in our life/world.. and haunt it.. but as a soul.. right?

      Throughout the entire 2nd half of the movie they were eluding to one of the characters being a writer who wrote novels with sucky endings, but in a way i cant help but think they were meaning this movie, or stephen kings original, which this movie derived.. i was so hoping that for once, the demon would win, because the scene in the trailer of that monster holding someone’s face underwater, never truly occurred from what i saw.. (maybe i missed it)? Or maybe it was just cut out, but at the very end, after it was ‘defeated’ and they were washing off in the lake as they all went underwater, i thought for sure thats when that scene was going to occur, but it just never happened.. damn...

      Fuck a happy ending.. it shouldnt always occur, especially in movies about a demon tormenting souls, over 27 years.. lol! I could watch bill, as IT (a psychopathic clown) tormenting people forever) i think! Hah!

    • Shayona Collins
      Shayona Collins  1 months back

      Cried my eyes out 😭😭😭

    • Rider eat sleep dream
      Rider eat sleep dream  1 months back

      It was boring

  • Diego's Legos
    Diego's Legos  5 hours back

    “It” has a name. Pennywise.

    • Jason Branch
      Jason Branch  23 hours back

      It is so cool 😎

      • Sonder Wonder
        Sonder Wonder  1 days back

        The ritual of Chad

        • Isaiah Young
          Isaiah Young  1 days back

          Scary women

          • Arzxe bmx
            Arzxe bmx  1 days back

            Guys have you realised this girl sounds like eddie

            • Safraz Tabrez
              Safraz Tabrez  1 days back

              Long story short when you're facing the physical manifestation of your worst nightmare just take the piss out of it......simples

              • The one and only
                The one and only  1 days back

                I’m so mad Eddie died wish he survived

                • Nez
                  Nez  2 days back

                  Stanley dies

                  • Luisprime A
                    Luisprime A  2 days back

                    Pennywise wouldn’t survive if he played fortnite squads with toxic kid

                    • Aviraj07
                      Aviraj07  2 days back

                      Anyone noticed that in both the movies,they never opened that middle door ?

                      • Kaelin J
                        Kaelin J  2 days back

                        An all powerful god powered light spirit killing machine of the universe that feeds off kids fears was killed because he was roasted

                        • Kaelin J
                          Kaelin J  2 days back

                          Pennywise was just roasted to death my guy😂😂😂

                          • AndyBoyGamer
                            AndyBoyGamer  2 days back

                            IT 2017 IS BETTER

                            • Lyssy23 !
                              Lyssy23 !  3 days back

                              So all you needed to kill pennywise was a standard YouTube comment section.

                              • James Kwendo
                                James Kwendo  3 days back

                                not as good as IT chapter one.

                                • ItsFunneh Panda
                                  ItsFunneh Panda  4 days back

                                  i cant watch it chapter 2

                                  • Syfi Freak!!!!!!
                                    Syfi Freak!!!!!!  4 days back

                                    Just got back from IT C2 and I thought it was amazing even if it was to long.

                                    • IconicReaper -
                                      IconicReaper -  4 days back

                                      wow what a movie!!!! movie of the year for sure!!!!! with joker.

                                      • No one Is here
                                        No one Is here  5 days back

                                        Lets talk about pennywise’s death...

                                        • Raf
                                          Raf  5 days back

                                          Pennywise wouldn't survive League of Legends.

                                          • J Leonard
                                            J Leonard  5 days back

                                            You guys do know that the book has been out for over 30 years, right?

                                            • Canadian Goose
                                              Canadian Goose  6 days back


                                              • David h
                                                David h  6 days back

                                                what a disaster of a film - definitely not a horror I'll tell you that much, it's like an original genre between not being a comedy and not being a horror. never been so disappointed

                                                • SethVII7
                                                  SethVII7  7 days back

                                                  Wanna be scared? Forget hollywood. They want to please every group with all their movies. They will purposely make a movie less scary if they believe more people will go see it. All my favorite horror movies dont come from hollywood.South korea, japan
                                                  indonesia, germany. France also has unsettling gory movies. That french gore can turn my stomach. Martyrs, inside, calvaire, ils, frontiers, high tension. Not saying they good or bad but they are tough to watch and most of the time meant for adults.
                                                  Hollywood makes pg13 horror intended for teens and adult so basically everyone. They make it so smooth that even people who dont like to be scared likes em. They dont make horror in hollywood to scare people but to please everyone.

                                                  • Ks Lorenzo
                                                    Ks Lorenzo  1 weeks back

                                                    am i the only one who don't scares about penny-wise

                                                    • Young Godliness
                                                      Young Godliness  1 weeks back

                                                      She knows it’s pronounced chood like wtf chud, so stupid

                                                      • Super idk
                                                        Super idk  1 weeks back

                                                        Richey just wanted to marry Ediie y u do this u mean clown

                                                        • Vail . . .
                                                          Vail . . .  1 weeks back

                                                          Now that I think about it, a kid could've killed It just by calling him a shitty clown.

                                                          • Shannen K
                                                            Shannen K  1 weeks back

                                                            I feel dooped

                                                            • Fainting Death
                                                              Fainting Death  1 weeks back

                                                              Cried a bit when mini it died with his tiny hands

                                                              • Theultimatewolf 11
                                                                Theultimatewolf 11  1 weeks back

                                                                Ya ya I’m crack kids brother

                                                                • Erika Rodriguez
                                                                  Erika Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                                                                  Scary 🎥

                                                                  • libby walsh
                                                                    libby walsh  2 weeks back

                                                                    pennywise wouldn’t of survived tik tok in october 2018

                                                                    • Angel Crow
                                                                      Angel Crow  2 weeks back

                                                                      It was a disappointing conclusion. Not even as good as the first part.

                                                                      • thespACEchannel
                                                                        thespACEchannel  2 weeks back

                                                                        Dear America... this is how to save your awesome country from the extreme Left!

                                                                        • Damemeboi _yt
                                                                          Damemeboi _yt  2 weeks back

                                                                          It and stranger things needs a crossover

                                                                          • Hello Bye
                                                                            Hello Bye  2 weeks back

                                                                            I feelt a littel bad for it at the end to be honest. Yeah the end whas rushed witch made it suck. And the forst whas alot better. But stil. It whas a good movie. i just "Didden't like the ending"

                                                                            • Jung John
                                                                              Jung John  2 weeks back

                                                                              I was a bit scared to watch it 2 in the theater, until i realized its a comedy lol

                                                                              • Orqnge Pls
                                                                                Orqnge Pls  2 weeks back

                                                                                Can someone explain to me how and why did Tanle die?

                                                                                • Powermitts
                                                                                  Powermitts  2 weeks back

                                                                                  the movie was waaaay longer than it needed to be

                                                                                  • Reeo Reeo
                                                                                    Reeo Reeo  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Cosmic turtle: *exists*

                                                                                    Also cosmic turtle: *vomits universe*

                                                                                    God: “Am i a joke to you”

                                                                                    • lolmathewYT
                                                                                      lolmathewYT  2 weeks back

                                                                                      He might still be alive because the only way that he can die is the ritual of chud

                                                                                      • Aidan Cohen
                                                                                        Aidan Cohen  2 weeks back

                                                                                        BAHAHAHA lossing his fame? no it was the fact that he was gay hun

                                                                                        • Izmenya Fuentesgomez
                                                                                          Izmenya Fuentesgomez  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Stan Lee Wich one who created super hero

                                                                                          • miracle lol
                                                                                            miracle lol  2 weeks back

                                                                                            That would be cool if richy or however you spell it his name was mike in IT lol

                                                                                            • Melodie read
                                                                                              Melodie read  2 weeks back

                                                                                              My name is a different language😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

                                                                                              • Melodie read
                                                                                                Melodie read  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Mine is in a different language