Film: Happy Death Day 2 U
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Isreal Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin
Director: Christopher Landon
Review By: Klepcx and Migz
Rating: 3X’s out of 5X’s
Get stuck in a death loop once again with Tree, our newest scream queen, in the follow up to the 2017 slasher/dark comedy ‘Happy Death Day’. ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ revisits the original cast as THEY, meaning not only Tree this time, attempt to break yet another loop of the same day that only resets after the main character is murdered by a masked baby-faced killer. To stop the loop they must reveal who their killer is, or so we thought! Those were the old rules ladies and gentlemen and ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ breaks them all. What really works with this film is the overall tone. It picks up a day after the original, feeling like these movies were filmed at the exact same time and they just had to cut it short. Actress Jessica Rothe never skips a beat and once again carries the film with her charm and charisma. The rest of the supporting cast work well as background characters and comic relief, but it is truly the emotional roller coaster ride that Rothe takes the audience on throughout the film is what truly captures your attention. This is a weird one, so at the very least go in looking for the underlining lesson for the main characters. What we feel hurts this film is the misleading marketing, but as they fail in this department, they also get a B for effort and innovation. Happy Death Day 2 U plays with your expectations, which leads you to believe that you’re going in for one type of film but manages to change things up all while still being very entertaining. For horror buffs that were in it for the slasher, prepare to get more than you bargained for on top of everything you were hoping for! Make sense? Overall Happy Death Day 2 U is clever, fun, and at times funny. They have managed to break the monotony of ‘Groundhog Day’ esque repeats in a more ridiculous yet extremely entertaining way. Pro tip: stay after the credits roll!