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Happy Death Day 2U

  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • 2019
  • Christopher Landon (2)
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Groundhog Day met Scream in 2017's smart, tongue-in-shriek slasher-thon Happy Death Day. The original film's combination of low budget and lush box-office returns means they inevitably meet again in this underwhelming sequel. Jessica Rothe reprises her starring role as Tree Gelbman, the college kid caught up in a killer time loop and destined to die daily until enough clues are accrued to unmask and thwart her murderer. This time, though, it's a fellow student who opens the lethal loop, while it's the luckless Tree who continues to get sucked into a parallel dimension of death, doubles and different life pathways. It's a given that movie sequels rarely match their originals, but, by a country mile, 2U doesn't either. It's less focused, less frightening and far less fun. It's also essential to watch the first film, too, otherwise this 2019 iteration will make even less sense. Disappointing and not really necessary.

Credits

Cast

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Tree GelbmanJessica Rothe
Lori SpenglerRuby Modine
Carter DavisIsrael Broussard
Danielle BousemanRachel Matthews
Samar GhoshSuraj Sharma
Ryan PhanPhi Vu
Dean BronsonSteve Zissis
Dre MorganSarah Yarkin

Crew

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DirectorChristopher Landon (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2019-02-13
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Violence
Formats
Colour
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