guys i figured IT out
So… I’ve seen IT Chapter 2 like a week ago and I can’t stop thinking about the ending, mainly because of the part where (SPOILER) Eddie dies. Lots of people commented that it made no sense because according to what we learned from the first movie, It cannot kill you if you are not afraid of it, so it’s kind of weird for Eddie to be killed when he seemingly just overcame his fears and attacked It, right? At first I thought they just forgot about the “rules,, for shock value but I rewatched the scene yesterday and now I have a new theory: It was able to kill Eddie because he WAS afraid, it wasn’t his newfound bravery that made him attack It but rather his fear of losing Richie. He couldn’t pick up the knife to help Bill, he was in shock throughout the whole fight but the moment he saw Richie floating he fought back. He didn’t suddenly become fearless, he was just more afraid of seeing Richie die than he was afraid of It. Sadly it doesn’t matter what you’re afraid of, It will use it against you and that was the case here too.
Reddie definietly deserved better but the attention to detail in this movie is mindblowing.