2020-04-13 09:36:03 UTC
THe first film is " classic " stylish, clever and strong with children well used in a match with that very rare cinematic character, an evil character with style.
The second installment has the children as adults in early middle age.
Alltogether everything is at least a step down from the lofty height of the original. The clown's antics are a bit old and the children, now adults, are not as engaging as before. At times the scenario comes over as formulaic/derivative rather than surprising and fresh as was true in the first entry in what may be a three part story but it's still good/very good if not great...so far.