Reviews Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Replaces Many of the Slasher Elements With Science Fiction Published 5 months ago on March 22, 2019 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Happy Death Day was a pleasant surprise when it came out in 2017. Its amusing Groundhog Day meets Scream premise offered plenty of laughs and thrills. This sequel continues with the humour but replaces many of the slasher elements with science fiction. The first film was fun thanks to its simplicity. Unfortunately the plot of Happy Death Day 2U gets overly convoluted and bloated. There is also a sequel bait ending that feels very forced. Despite flaws in the script it is an otherwise enjoyable movie. Jessica Rothe once again shines as the perpetually frustrated Tree. This time around there is an expanded cast of old and new faces who aid or complicate her quest to return back to normality. The reasons behind the time loop are explored and the consequences around fixing it form the main drive of the story. However, the film is at its most enjoyable when Tree and the gang simply react to the ridiculous events around them. One montage scene that makes good use of a Paramore song stands out in particular. It harks back to what made the original such an unexpected hit. Happy Death Day 2U abandons its former horror traits (including its interesting Baby Face killer) to the sidelines in favour of sci-fi and self-aware comedy. This might put off viewers who are looking for more of the same. However, if you manage your expectations and don’t mind the unexpected then there are plenty of reasons to watch this sequel. Related Topics:Christopher LandonHappy Death Day 2UJessica Rothe Up Next Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere Don't Miss Campy Fun Horror Films Streaming Free on Tubi TV Advertisement You may like Universal Pictures is Releasing ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ on Blu-Ray This May Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 days ago Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Slapped With R-Rating for Disturbing and Violent Content News2 days ago John Carpenter Confirms He Will Compose Scores for ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ News3 days ago Charles Cyphers Rumored to Appear in Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago ‘Howling III: The Marsupials’ Howls on (UK) Blu-Ray This October News5 days ago Tom Atkins Would “Love” a Cameo in ‘Halloween Ends’ and ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 week ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News4 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Arrow Video Unleashing Must-Have ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Limited Edition Blu-Ray News5 days ago ‘Halloween: Kills’ is Set to Begin Filming in Three Weeks News1 week ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News3 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News4 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News1 month ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News1 month ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!