Reviews Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Replaces Many of the Slasher Elements With Science Fiction Published 1 month 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 LandonfeaturedHappy Death Day 2UJessica Rothe 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Releasing ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ on Blu-Ray This May Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News16 hours ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News19 hours ago [Trailer] Dee Wallace Returns to Battle Krites in ‘Critters Attack!’ News21 hours ago ‘Dream Warriors’ 6″ Freddy Krueger Figure Joins Mezco’s Designers Series News2 days ago Waxwork Records Gives Fans Another Chance to Own ‘Friday the 13th’ Soundtrack on Vinyl Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Warner Bros Releasing ‘Batman Returns’ 4K Blu-Ray in the UK This June News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago [Photo] ‘Jason Lives’ Icon CJ Graham Returns in Fan Film ‘Friday the 13th: Vengeance’ News2 weeks ago [Photo] Nick Castle Appears as Michael Myers Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago First Look at Asylum Entertainment’s Kaiju Film ‘Monster Island’ News19 hours ago [Trailer] Dee Wallace Returns to Battle Krites in ‘Critters Attack!’ News3 days ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News1 week ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games1 week ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News2 weeks ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube Advertisement 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!