Reviews Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Replaces Many of the Slasher Elements With Science Fiction Published 6 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Releasing ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ on Blu-Ray This May Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 News12 hours ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy News1 day ago James Wan Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago 88 Films Bringing Jamie Lee Curtis Slasher ‘Terror Train’ to UK Blu-Ray This November Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago 88 Films Releasing ‘Christmas Evil’ on UK Blu-Ray This December Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Brings the Carnage to Blu-Ray and Digital in the UK This October News6 days ago Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Begins Filming Today in Wilmington, North Carolina News3 weeks ago Scene-Stealer Jibrail Nantambu Will Return for ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ News4 weeks ago Charles Cyphers Rumored to Appear in Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago Anthony Michael Hall Will Play Tommy Doyle in ‘Halloween Kills’ News2 weeks ago Kyle Richards Will Reprise Her Role as Lindsey Wallace in ‘Halloween Kills’ News12 hours ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy News1 week ago [Trailer] Blumhouse’s ‘Black Christmas’ Remake Unwraps a Masked Killer News2 weeks ago ‘Gretel & Hansel’ Teaser Trailer and Poster Awakens Blood-Curdling Witch News1 month ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News1 month ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood 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!