Be aware there are some spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U. Happy Death Day 2U is probably not the sequel you were expecting. Writer/director Christopher Landon delivered an unexpected twist on the slasher subgenre with 2017's surprise breakout hit Happy Death Day, which dropped the film's fantastic final girl (Jessica Rothe) in a time loop where she was murdered over and over again by a masked killer. For the sequel, the filmmaker shifts the action to sci-fi adventure, taking the killer time loop to another dimension. With Happy Death Day 2U now in theaters, I recently …
This feature is loaded with spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U, so stop reading now if you haven’t yet seen the sequel.
Fans of the original will no doubt leave the theater ready for more.
SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains massive spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U. If you have not yet seen the film, continue at your own risk.
Look, in particular Happy Death Day 2U is a sequel to Happy Death Day, but it’s probably not the movie you think it is, especially if you’ve seen the trailers.
Fans of the original will no doubt leave the theater ready for more.
Want a threequel? Producer Jason Blum and director Christopher Landon certainly hope so.
2017’s Happy Death Day was an easy-to-describe premise that worked fairly well: it’s Groundhog Day with a slasher. Protagonist Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) was kind of a terrible person, and at the end of the day, which happened to be her birthday, she would always get murdered by a mysterious figure. The only way to break the loop was to stop her killer so she could make it to the next day. Like Groundhog Day, it was never explained how Tree got into the time loop, but it didn’t really matter. It was a fun …
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