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.
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?”.
Jessica 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: