Written and Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Christopher Landon
Producer: Jason Blum
Screenwriter: Christopher Landon
Date Released: February 13, 2019
Jessica Rothe as Tree Gelbman
Israel Broussard as Carter Davis
Suraj Sharma as Samar Ghosh
Ruby Modine as Lori Spengler
Steve Zissis as Dean Bronson
Phi Vu as Ryan Phan
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The sequel picks from the ending of Happy Death Day, but this time, college student, Tree (Jessica Rothe), is stuck in a multi-dimensional universe reliving the same nightmarish day that she once did. When a science project goes terribly wrong, the machine resets time. Tree must find a way to return to her own time and universe before she is dead, permanently.
The first film, Happy Death Day, brought fun, creative and fresh death scenes as the title would suggest. However, it’s sequel does not live up to these expectations. There are no significant death scenes that were impactful. As such, Happy Death Day 2U (2019) will leave you disappointed.
The Grave Review
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) centers around the same premise of college student, Tree, who is being hunted by a masked killer on her birthday. However, the plot felt stale.
Initially, it is first believed that the sequel may focus on Ryan (Phi Vu) but quickly changed back to the main character, Tree, we saw in the first film. The story felt forced because a new antagonist was not introduced into the story and many of the issues which the protagonists had to overcome were predictable and the same.
Happy Death Day 2U is better classified as a science fiction film than a horror film. Tree is sucked back in time and must work with Phillip and his crew to fix the machine. The film centers more on the time machine and less on the horror and scare aspects. In this way, the sequel loses site of what made the original so interesting to watch.
For the following reasons, Grave Reviews gives Happy Death Day 2U (2019), two graves out of five graves.
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