Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Director: Christopher Landon
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Horror | Suspense | Thriller | 2017
Coincidentally, I am currently binge watching Supernatural on Netflix, and I just watched the episode where Sam has to relive the same day over and over again, ending with Dean’s death. That episode was much better than this movie. Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t HATE this movie, it just wasn’t the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. But I knew that going into watching it, so perhaps I am giving it more credit that it deserves.
Jessica Rothe plays Tree… WTF kind of name is Tree by the way? She wakes up in Carter’s dorm room after an apparent one night stand. It’s her birthday. By the end of the day, after treating everyone she talks to extremely rudely, she is murdered. And then she wakes up and it happens again. And again. And again. Until she figures out who her murderer is.
I will say, I did kind of enjoy the ending. Finding out who did it (I mean, I had guessed the person originally so kudos to me right?), who she thought who did it, and all that. Other than the plot though, there’s not a whole lot to this movie. It’s a typical “stuck in the same day” movie where the protagonist realizes she needs to change her life for the better because she’s such a horrible person.
It’s strangely similar to Scream Queens (Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis) in the sense that the killer wears a mask. However, Scream Queens is much more satirical when it comes to the sorority life, campus murders, and honestly I think the acting is better in this show.
I’m going to give Happy Death Day an “okay” rating. It wasn’t the worst movie I’ve seen and won’t be the best either. It’s easy to watch (not gorey or graphic in any way) and by the end of the film I found myself rooting for Tree and against her dying… But not enough to want to watch it again (2/5).
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