This humble opinion is brought to by you T. K. Edwards
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 40 mins
Director by: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, GiGi Emeta, Suraj Sharma, Steve Zissis, Laura Clifton
After living the same day over and over, a college student finds out that the present can be just as dangerous as the past.
THIS SEGMENT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, BUT I TRIED NOT TO
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is a sequel to the underground hit entitled, HAPPY DEATH DAY and there are pros and cons to this movie. Let’s start with the cons because there are a LOT more of them. First, this movie was only made because of the popularity of the first one, which is fine because I actually enjoyed the first one. It was fun and quasi original at times, but not so much this second time around because HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U decided to explain why our heroine was stuck in the same day, looping over and over, only to restart after she was killed by a baby faced masked murderer. Which that point now brings me to another con…the story of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U. It’s not a bad story, but it’s not a good story…how do I put this…it’s a very CW story. That is the perfect way to describe HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U. Watching this movie felt like I was watching an hour and a half long episode from season 2 of some random CW show. The first season became an unexplained hit and they went straight into production with the second season before there was any type of script or direction as to where the story should go. Another con would be the acting this time around, which was mostly of the same calabar you saw in the first one, except for a few characters and some scenes that were put in to the movie for comedic purposes. The actors looked scared at times being in front of the camera, their timing was way off and their jokes were just not entertaining. As far as the pros for this movie I would have to say there are two. #1. Everyone came back for the sequel, which is always great when they are able to do that and #2. The title. I thought HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U was pretty clever, lol. As far as my suggestion with this movie, I think you should wait to watch this one at home or not at all. It doesn’t matter what you decide because either way you’re going to be disappointed in the direction they decided to take this soon to be “cash cow” franchise. This sequel ruins the luster the first one gave it’s audience and that truly is a shame. Until next time, thanks for reading.
P.S. – There is one scene fairly early in the credits, but there is nothing after that. Feel free to leave.