HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Director: Christopher Landon
Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Rachel Matthews
Plot: Tree is unwillingly pulled back into the time loop that trapped her before, but this time she knows why and has to figure everything out to end the cycle before she is gone forever
Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this in theaters now
The first film in this franchise was a thrilling surprise. It's not exactly a horror film in the truest sense of the genre, but it is one of my favorite horror films of all time.
And this one is even better.
Yes, you read that right. The sequel is better than the original. It is so much fun, and smart, and scientifically nerdtastic all the way through. The characters are great, the acting is way above average for a horror flick, and the story is compelling and exciting enough to keep the viewer engaged.
The story is filled with a lot of twists and turns, funny moments, surprising character depth and emotion, and suspense. You can try to figure out the twists, but I'll be surprised if anyone figures it out before the big reveal. (Even though there are plenty of hints).
This is much more of a comedy/mystery/suspense film than a true horror flick. So, if you aren't into the horror genre, it's okay, you can still see this one, because it really isn't that scary at all. I do highly recommend seeing the first film in the franchise before you go to this one. There are a lot of inside jokes that will only be funny if you see them in order.
For horror fans, and fans of the first film, this is a must see movie.