Review

Easter eggs in movies have a long history.

Ron Cerabona
By Ron Cerabona
Updated September 11 2019 - 6:32am, first published 4:30am

It Chapter Two's director, Andy Muschietti, promised there would be a lot of Easter eggs in the film. And there are - spoiler alert! - like a doll of Tim Curry's original Pennywise from the TV version of It and references to the Stanley Kubrick film of Stephen King's The Shining (which, amusingly, King didn't much like). There's a creature bearing a strong resemblance to one of the manifestations of The Thing in the 1982 movie and a character's response to seeing it - "You've got to be f---ing kidding!" - is also the response in the earlier film). And there's a cameo by the director in the pharmacy.

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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email: ron.cerabona@canberratimes.com.au