Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Review

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Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on February 20th, 2019 | Movie Review | Sci-Fi, Love Sick, Drama, Teen, Alternate Timeline

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It's about a college girl who gets stuck in a time loop (again) and repeatedly has to die each day (again) until she figures out how to break the loop, restore reality and save her friends.

Happy Death Day 2U was directed by Christopher B. Landon (who also directed Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse  and  Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and stars Jessica Rothe (from Happy Death Day), Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine.

Same Day, New Killer.


Happy Death Day 2U is a sequel of Happy Death Day from 2017, but since it starts with a complete recap, and since it's essentially the same movie, can easily be watched as a standalone. Well, that's not entirely true. It's the same movie in content, but not style. Happy Death Day was a slasher/thriller while Happy Death Day 2U is a bewildering blend of drama, comedy, drama, Sci-Fi, more drama and action.

This movie is very non-horror.

If you go into this one expecting a Rom-Com you'll probably like it.  It's fun for what it is, a mildly suspenseful Whodunit that attempts to take you on an emotional roller coaster.

There's literally no trace of horror in this movie. Sure there's a couple scenes where a masked killer is stalking someone, but it's no more frightening than an average suspense scene in any Hollywood film or TV crime drama. The masked killer isn't even the star of the show, he just kinda pops in and out from time to time, really only to serve as pressure for our group of friends to figure things out. He's like a shot clock in basketball.

The concept was fun and it did have entertainment value, but as a horror it's a flop.

Worth Watching?

Not really, it's an unnecessary sequel. It didn't really add anything to the story and strays so far from horror it shouldn't even be considered one.


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