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


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How did you like IT: Chapter Two?

1 week ago

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!

3 days ago

Cried my eyes out 😭😭😭

6 days ago

It was boring

1 week ago

I liked it i mean better than the first one yass its awesome

1 week ago


1 week ago

dumb movie

1 hour ago

Totally and 80 s version still better...

2 hours ago

Honestly I think I like this movie way more than endgame. It chapter 2 is my movie of the year. I'm so happy I got to see it.

4 hours ago

What if all this is a true story happened with Stephen King or someone close to him long, long ago. 👀 Haha jk... Unless....

7 hours ago

His wrinkles looks like the stairs of heaven.

10 hours ago

Good job explaining jack shit. This is just a summary

14 hours ago

When I was watching it, I was 99.9% sure he was about to pull out an uno reverse card when they were bullying him

15 hours ago

Still miss Eddie

15 hours ago

pretty sure pennywise would be coming back super pissed and old big bag on his shoulder

15 hours ago

I like how they poked fun at Bill's ending of his book, because many people didn't like the ending of IT. I'm pretty sure they were making a joke of that.

Also, Stephen King's cameo was amazing.

18 hours ago

Hey thats me

18 hours ago

pennywise turned into a pancake.

20 hours ago

It was SHit chapter 2 not it chapter 2

20 hours ago

The ending is literally just Pennywise saying something online
Then people calling him clown for being an idiot

22 hours ago

It would be interesting a movie of the time when IT crashed into Earth and how the tribe handled it and how IT eventually evolved into a clown.

22 hours ago

The ending was every ending of IT movies. "I'm not scared of you" The End.

22 hours ago

RIP the boy in the mirror maze that was brutal

22 hours ago

You forgot to include explanation part in video.

23 hours ago

At the end why did they make Pennywise look like a Demonic Humpty dumpty?

1 day ago

This is so funny not scary🤣🤣😱😱😱

1 day ago

Wait, so that's how you defeat Pennywise? He just gets frail when you aren't scared?

1 day ago

Make a 3rd one following the events of the town of Derry's inception.
How IT came to kill the 100 residents of the town and establish himself in the 1600's - 1700's town.

Call the movie: IT Begins.

1 day ago

Pennywise was called a clown and fucking died

1 day ago

No... You’re A Clown

1 day ago

IT: Eat and dismember children

Also IT: Death due to name calling

1 day ago

You're all wrong. They did not kill It by bullying it. They forced It to take a weak form by bullying it. Then they crushed It's heart. That's what killed It.

1 day ago

10 second video: Pennywise gets flamed by adults and then they rip his heart out.

1 day ago

Never like king and never will.

1 day ago

Me:Pennywise was the ugliest baby when he got roasted

1 day ago