Happy Death Day 2U: Movie Review

Happy Death Day 2U  is the sequel of 2017 thriller movie of the same name. After the events of the first film, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) finds herself once again, re-entering the time loop. But things have changed.  She is stuck in a new in a new parallel universe.  Carter, Ryan and his group of friends are involved this time. There’s a new killer in the loose. Now, Tree must find a new way to get out of the loop and catch the killer.happy-death-day-2u-release-date.jpg

When I heard there was going to be a sequel for this movie,  I was a little lost. The first one was entertaining enough even if I had small problems with it. But I knew exactly that they were going to play with the same  Groundhog Day formula. Never the less, I was also quite curious how they were gonna pull the sequel off.

This sequel gives us the explanation as to how she’s in the loop the first place. Mixing element of SyFy into the story. On this movie, they really double up the comedy and left the slasher genre as a subplot. Giving us rather dark humor montages and clips.  In which I think it was a smart move because it went with the theme of the story. When it came to the horror aspect of it; it gives us the old formula of creepy hallways and the killer creeping in with jump scares. Leaving me asking myself: “Remember when this was a horror movie?”.

2507_T1_00059ARV2.0.jpgJessica Rothe performance keeps the movie interesting. She’s funny when she needs to but can also give us emotional scenes.  The last act gave us serious undertones with just a small touch of comedy. But, they were some serious cringey moment such as awkward kissing in slow motion. Obviously keeping in mind that this is no longer a horror/slasher but a comedy.

Happy Death Day 2U is one of those cases that the sequel is better than the first one.  The first one for me kinda fell off because it didn’t know how to distinguish itself. This time they doubled the comedy and it became an enjoyable experience for me. If you wanna have a laugh or have a good time watching a movie with your friends; I recommend Happy Death Day 2U. 

I give this movie 3/5 baby masks.

 

TRIGGER WARNING and small spoiler  : 

Y’all the movie has a suicide montage with Hard Times by Paramore in the background… I’m speechless…

Happy Death Day 2U trailer: 

 

 

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Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san: An anime for book lovers

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a bookstore? Well, Skull-Face bookseller Honda-San (Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san) shows you what it’s like to work in such an environment at the pace of 11 minutes. The concept is simple; It’s about a socially awkward Skull named Honda – san that works in a bookstore. He’s surrounded by his coworkers; a girl with a cat mask, jack-o-lantern head, armor mask, and the list goes on. Strange isn’t it? But by doing so, it gives this character quirky identities that somewhat work in this anime. making an exaggerated representation of real people.

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Each episode is a gag that so happens when they are surrounded by normal everyday scenarios around the workplace. Things like restocking books on the shelf, dealing with customers and their strange requests, service training and language barriers such as Brazilian tourist coming into a Japanese bookstore.

47278271_569118703535756_5636366061637992448_n.pngThe humor, other than being normal scenarios, are the funny references that they give throughout the episodes. Giving us a lot of anime and manga references. Even when the anime isn’t licensed to mention it; they only bleep out or distortion a letter so that the audience can still understand what they are talking about.

Skull-Face bookseller Honda-San is a little slice of life/comedy anime that shows you the life of retail workers. But it also presents you the business side of working on this industry. Such as dealing with the Japanese publishing companies, promotions, and the hardship of working on the distribution chain. It’s an anime that will entertain you with their quirky humor and will certainly put a smile in your face.

PS. Honda-San gives us a word of advice…

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{ Pictures and anime are by Crunchyroll }

 

Little Evil : Movie Review

 

Little Evil is a horror comedy film Written and directed by Eli Craig. This movie is about Gary Bloom ( Adam Scott ) Marries Samantha (Evangeline Lily ) Who has a 5-year-old son named Lucas. Being new to parenting; Gary struggles to make a connection with this child. Through time, strange and supernatural elements happen around him and he starts to suspect that Lucas is the child of the antichrist.

When it comes to the editing of this film you get an Edgar Wright to feel to it with the fast pace editing but not as clever as Shaun of the Dead. Sometimes the jokes felt flat and the execution could have been better. Either way, it did make me have a chuckle or two. The movie had very fast exposition and was led on with action sequences and finished with a weak conclusion. The only good thing I found about this movie was how they paid homage to Iconic 80’s horror movies such as  The Omen, Poltergeist, The Shinning and more. If you’re bored or wanna have a chuckle with your friends, This movie is probably for you. Was it a bad film? no, but it could have been better.

I give this movie 2 / 5  evil sock puppets

Trailer for the Movie Little Evil :

 

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