Time loop stories are a classic staple of storytelling. For a better horror movie with the same tone: Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Considering it kept showing the same scenes over and over again which gradually got boring. A relative newcomer who can be seen in relatively minor, if still significant, roles in films as varied as and , the young actress is tasked do to do all of the emotional heavy-lifting. Been watching a lot of movies lately and realized I really enjoy them.
Not a complaint, just a funny comment. What if we had made a different decision? Of course in order for this to truly make sense, the sequence where she wakes up and finds out her roommate is the killer needs to be cut out. Unlike those other time loop movies, Tree needs to solve her murder in order to get out of the loop. Tony made us a pig mask, too, but when I wore the baby mask in the office, I scared a co-worker, and we thought. However I can understand that not a lot of people on this sub will dig it. Knowing that, this film is a good addition to the genre.
Tree Gelbman: You relive the same day over and over again, you kind of start to see who you really are. But then she wakes up, much to her surprise and then she relives the same day, the same events, only to meet the same fate. As Tree, she banters with other sorority girls, lets out a 30-second fart after a joke for emphasis, and bends her facial expressions with an elasticity reminiscent of a young Jim Carrey. Unfortunately for the audience, they have to relive it as well. I can give you some good recommendations if you lmk which films you love, type of plot, and fav genres. The college coed is apparently cursed to live through her birthday over and over again, each morning beginning the same and each night building to the moment a masked killer finds a new way to end her life. One of the best known of course is the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day.
A never-ending day in a very interesting take on the slasher genre. I've just heard enough about it and seen the trailer so many times it sure feels like I've watched it already. In Happy Death Day shallow sorority girl, Tree Jessica Rothe , must live the same hellish day over and over until she can solve her own murder. Idk how Netflix or Hulu exactly work when it comes to choosing films, but I'm sure within the next few months it'll be on one of those platforms. What is the appeal of this popular trope aside from pure entertainment? Film a few two-minute scenes and make them take up the bulk of the movies running time. Instead of building in a character arc or some sort of progression that urges you to actively route for the lead to find and foil her killer — aside from knowing that would bring the sweet mercy of the ending credits — they simply made the character an asshole beyond redemption and tossed on a post-hoc sob story of an explanation for why she was the way she was. However, does that make it a good movie? I mean how could it be in the realm of possibility that he murderer would always know where Tree was and what she was doing? The killer's baby mask, with its wide eyes and single tooth, is a difficult image to forget.
In conclusion, I personally think the movie is good, not great or amazing but just plain good. It's not like you have a foot-long. Although the same day repeats endlessly, the audience is comforted by the fact that at least Murray will bring something new to the table. Few errors were spotted throughout the whole motion picture. Tree changes her steps enough to give the audience some variety in her demise each night. Tree leaves shortly after a curt exchange and proceeds to have an extremely mundane day of classes and banal conversations with her sorority sisters. The first thing I will say about this movie is that it is more funnier than scary.
No matter how she changes things up, her killer always finds her. Tree is constantly stuck in a banal cycle of her own pain and unable to move beyond the tragedy that affected her life so profoundly. Aside from being about a murder, Happy Death Day has a lighter feel than that movie. Happy Death Day an Inspired Slasher Gem Socialite and sorority firebrand Tree Gelbman Jessica Rothe hates her birthday. You disarm them with a laugh, ramp it back up with a scare, and shock them. She makes her way across campus to the sorority house, encountering a global warming activist, a couple soaked by a sprinkler and a fainting frat pledge.
The Lowdown: Light, but fun horror meets time loop mashup. . That would have invested us in her journey and made every day matter on its own to the story. But it's not just Happy Death Day's leading lady that makes the horror film unique. The movie Happy Death Day featured the main character Tree Gelbman Jessica Rothe and secondary main characters: Carter Davis Israel Broussard , Lori Spengler Ruby Modine , and Gregory Butler Charles Aitken.
Don't get me wrong, shit movies can be great, especially with friends. On that basis what they see here will seem a lot more fresh and new than it does for older farts like this reviewer who has been there and seen that but was entertained nonetheless. In other words, her blessed sorority life just, like, totally sucks now. Only problem was nearly everyone in the theater was middle school aged. Like in Groundhog Day that usually involves becoming a better person.