The Ending Of It: Chapter Two Explained

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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




  • How did you like IT: Chapter Two?

    LooperLooper8 aylar önce
    • I just had high expectations because of the first one, but it sucked!

      Sanele SkhosanaSanele SkhosanaAylar önce
    • Looper after reading the novel at least twice and the audiobook countless times I am looking forward to seeing this but can't see the movie touching the book

      djdt77djdt773 aylar önce
    • @Tom Confused that's what I'm saying

      Shameka HunterShameka Hunter3 aylar önce
    • seefiboy how can someone say that a brutal horror movie is boring i-

      Ladynoir LuckycharmLadynoir Luckycharm4 aylar önce
    • IT was a waste of my time. Movie really sucked.

      Dont NeedtoknowDont Needtoknow5 aylar önce
  • ok can someone help me on this: in the second movie, when they show clips of the losers when they were kids that weren’t in the first movie, when where those clips based? before they killed it? after? i’m kinda confused

    daphdaph4 gün önce
  • So mabye they already killer geogie

  • I think geogie is pennywise... Bc Think of it He is the first victom

  • The it is.. shit

    ross Hross H21 gün önce
  • I actually hate IT but this voice makes me all forget how creepy he is xD

    SeppTembrSeppTembrAylar önce
  • Can we get *Dad leaving family explained*

    Asian M4nAsian M4nAylar önce
  • 😳

    Evelyn JimenezEvelyn JimenezAylar önce
  • Its a second half of the book not a sequel

    SonicFan2011 1v1SonicFan2011 1v1Aylar önce
  • Can Pennywise survice the CCP virus?

    Liew Wei YAOLiew Wei YAOAylar önce
  • I had to wait a long time to see "It: Chapter Two," until DIRECTV had it on (I'm home bound). Seeing this movie, finally, was worth the wait. I loved the cast of "It" (2017). I think I watched it 40+ times. When "It: Chapter Two" flashed back to sets I knew and flashbacked to the original (but a bit older) "Losers," I almost was like getting oxygen and fresh air when I couldn't breathe. The casting department of "It" (2017) should get an Oscar. In "It: Chapter Two" Muschietti has done it again!

    Dee JayDee JayAylar önce
  • "Your not the clown, you're the entire circus" Pennywise: Evaporates to death

    Kingseeker BACKUPKingseeker BACKUPAylar önce
  • Pennywise: *Murders kids and eats them* Losers: Clown Pennywise: *dies*

    Black MagicBlack MagicAylar önce
  • "IT" is an alien ?

    it's meit's meAylar önce
  • You all are so stupid. They both had to let go of their childhood and legitimately show absolutely NO fear of IT to defeat it. It is not something you can do superficially. My gosh, it just wasn’t them yelling mean names. Had you fought against IT, I am 100% sure you would’ve died. If your mother was the most important to you, she would have to die. Whatever was most important to you in your childhood would have to be gone for the ritual of chud to work. You would also have to assure yourself IT feeds off of your fear and can’t hurt you otherwise. You have to have no fear for IT whatsoever. And your group of friends would have to never fault. If a single thing went wrong, that would be bye-bye. A friend gets scared, you’re dead.

    Roblox TrollingRoblox Trolling2 aylar önce
  • I just rewatched both movies and read the book for the first time. The book was way better than the movie (as always). I have to say though I like the ending of IT Chapter 2 more because they all remember each other. I was so upset when they started to forget each other in the book. Either way though I loved the movies and the book.

    Brett CatesBrett Cates2 aylar önce
  • 🔥🔥🔥 I got such positive feedback about the panels 0:59 🔥💚🔥 👇👇👇👇

    Cameron BlanchardCameron Blanchard2 aylar önce
  • Okay but can we talk about how messed up King's mind is and that it lowkey is good he ONLY writes about this stuff?? Sometimes I'm a bit concerned about horror book and movie authors.. cuz damn son who hurt you??

    lumenardenslumenardens2 aylar önce
  • I’m still upset he killed eddie😢 I loved him and Richie together.

    La'Nya LowryLa'Nya Lowry3 aylar önce
  • It pronounced Chood

    BishtasticBishtastic3 aylar önce
  • I laughed my ass off when I saw the old granny running around naked in the apartment lmao🤣🤣

    Cole MCole M3 aylar önce
  • Canabalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. It was hard for me to see adult Eddie as Eddie and not Ziggy Sobotka.

    You're RightYou're Right3 aylar önce
  • Worst movie ever!

    brunogarciam7brunogarciam73 aylar önce
  • Like it

    Haelie BuggHaelie Bugg4 aylar önce
  • Why I feel so uncomfortably when I see that actor who is playing Pennywise? :-D

    Ondřej MatějkaOndřej Matějka4 aylar önce
  • It was better than the original It. There were nods to other movies, like the ghoul driving the psycho around reminded me of An American Werewolf in London best friend visiting his pal! The Thing, not the 1st or 3rd, but the second with the morphed ‘spider-head’ skittering around. Enjoy!

    PaintFlickerPaintFlicker4 aylar önce
  • I think it's funny how Bowers is so abruptly ended with an axe. He hardly even played a Roll

    David RobinsonDavid Robinson4 aylar önce
  • the heights of disappointment = IT. I had so many hopes on this movie :(

    hydgurl77hydgurl774 aylar önce
  • Whatever, I just wished Bev would have stripped down to her bra and panties again at the end when they jumped into the water.

    VicMackeyfulVicMackeyful4 aylar önce
  • Narrator lost me immediately...sounds like sum dum celebrity news story bs.

    Susan MartinSusan Martin5 aylar önce
  • Just finished watching this just now

    Euphøria GamerEuphøria Gamer5 aylar önce
  • can you explain why it sucked

    wenesdaewenesdae5 aylar önce
  • The ritual chant was a hardcore contradiction. Why would you want to turn light into darkness? Where beings like IT dwell. Satanic dumbasses ruining legendary movies.

    Daniel YellowOwlDaniel YellowOwl5 aylar önce
  • Ending is weak. Stupid way of killing “IT”, at least Chapter 1 the kids actually killed it with pure violence, this just seemed weak.

    Dont NeedtoknowDont Needtoknow5 aylar önce
  • This was a big budget movie 🎥

    Hibiscus AngelHibiscus Angel5 aylar önce
  • penny wise could never survive todd paker

    emma bemma b5 aylar önce
  • Could the meteorite that IT arrived to earth in be the one that wiped out the dinosaurs?

    The PhantomThe Phantom5 aylar önce
  • The movie was ok not as good as the first one of course, I think I would’ve liked an IT origins movie instead I’m more interested in where IT came from and how he got to this point, the old lady says her father joined the circus revealing he was pennywise the clown, I would like to see that instead

    Angel MAngel M5 aylar önce
  • Richie is Gay!?

    Dave da kidDave da kid5 aylar önce
  • I cried when it died if u did hit the like butten

    Eva EndicottEva Endicott5 aylar önce
  • wouw

    WeirdWorldWeirdWorld5 aylar önce
  • J

    Seattle SeahawksSeattle Seahawks5 aylar önce
  • The question at the intro is to long...

    Flynn RyderFlynn Ryder5 aylar önce
  • Charles???

    Prathama UpadhyayaPrathama Upadhyaya5 aylar önce
  • Pennywise wouldn't get through a Dota 2 ranked game in SEA server.

    itG MaitG Ma5 aylar önce
  • It wouldn't even survive a roast battle 💀💀

    Theyluv TamiraTheyluv Tamira5 aylar önce
  • I love they’re not afraid to kill children.

    DoobernatorDoobernator5 aylar önce
  • The DC super hero Green Lantern would fuck this guy up

    PikadeadPikadead5 aylar önce
  • feel so bad for the two gay guys at the beginning of the movie

    Ghost_lyGhost_ly5 aylar önce
  • Its weird how eddy die. I think the IT must scared people 1st in order to kill them

    johnny emberjohnny ember5 aylar önce
  • Terrible sequal to a halfway decent remake

    Stewart DamienStewart Damien5 aylar önce
  • 7:55 And everyone receives a letter from Stan Lee

    BrucinhoBrucinho6 aylar önce
  • It's not even scary.

    Nazariah GatalNazariah Gatal6 aylar önce
  • All they had to do was have a roast battle with it..

    Beach_girlBeach_girl6 aylar önce
  • can you not explain I want to see the ending of the movie

    Benny ramBenny ram6 aylar önce
  • So does dat mean Stanley was always watching over d

    Iso believedatIso believedat6 aylar önce
    • Dem*

      Iso believedatIso believedat6 aylar önce
  • You know Richie is gay right he loved Eddie

    DollyfwcezDollyfwcez6 aylar önce
  • ɾҽժժíҽ

    Niamh BarryNiamh Barry6 aylar önce
  • Pennywise's small form looked like a ballsack mushed against a window

    VilleVille6 aylar önce
  • It was more funny/comedy and depressingly sad, than scary , because characters we cared about randomly died ,and the thing that really bugs me ,is that Beverly and Bill were supposed to be starcrossed lovers, what the hell happened towards the end ,really disappointed to be honest

    Anime is BeautifulAnime is Beautiful6 aylar önce
  • Now that I think about it, when Pennywise shrunk like that ,it reminded me cute little Envy ,from Fullmetal Alchemist ,but Envy just pulled out its own Philosopher Stone ,I felt a little sorry for both of them to be honest , because Pennywise said "look at all of you, you all have grown up.."

    Anime is BeautifulAnime is Beautiful6 aylar önce
  • Not gonna lie, all the scene where the gang needs to solve their mistakes, especially bill confronting his mistakes.

    Swag SansSwag Sans6 aylar önce
  • I feel like there definitely was another entity out there actually giving the losers more power cause if they were just normal they would have been massacred

    Darth SidiousDarth Sidious6 aylar önce
  • Soooo instead of draggin the clown they roast him- I-

    _xmariix__xmariix_6 aylar önce
  • Dem floppy Zimbabwe, National Geographic, rock-in-the-sock bewbs on the decrepit old-hag monster! THAT'S what I liked, Looper. Happy?

    Bhatt HoleBhatt Hole6 aylar önce
  • Penniwise: Y U BULLY ME :(

    ImpactZImpactZ6 aylar önce
  • Am I the only one who found this more of a comedy than a horror?

    TccTcc6 aylar önce
  • A movie on witchcraft

    Billie GodfreyBillie Godfrey6 aylar önce
  • The first time I saw the adulthood version of Ben I was confused

    Ary AzharAry Azhar6 aylar önce
  • Bullying kills literally

The Ending Of It: Chapter Two Explained