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Happy Death Day 2U (2019) - Shreya Sachdev

Happy Death Day 2u

Happy Death Day 2u Cast / Happy Death Day 2u Review

Happy Death Day 2U is a 2019 comedy/horror film directed by Christopher B.Landon that stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Rachel Matthews, Phi Vu, and many others. Happy Death Day 2U is a continuation of the first film: Happy Death Day. In order to understand Happy Death Day 2U, I’m going to give a little bit of background about the first film. In Happy Death Day, Tree (played by Jessica Rothe) finds herself reliving the same day over and over again whilst being killed by an unknown figure who is always wearing a baby mask at the end of each day. In order to stop dying everyday, Tree discovers that she needs to figure out who her killer is and kill him or her herself before she runs out of possible chances. The ending of Happy Death Day is a positive one, with Tree finding her killer and being able to go back to her normal life. I actually really enjoyed Happy Death Day and found it to be quite entertaining, but unfortunately Happy Death Day 2U was a disaster. In Happy Death Day 2U, Tree again finds herself waking up and reliving the same day over and over again, but this time the killer is different. My problem with Happy Death Day 2U is that there isn’t a good explanation for why Tree is again living the same day over and over again. The movie tells us that it’s due to one of her classmates’ science projects, but that still doesn’t explain to us why Tree is the one being targeted. Furthermore, there are just too many characters in this movie and the overall storyline doesn’t make any sense. I hate it when films try to mix comedy and horror together because it just does not work. I have to give this movie a 4.5/10.

Shreya Sachdev