Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of finally being able to check out Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to one of my favorite movies from 2017. I was excited to see how the film was going to revisit the Groundhog’s Day horror premise, especially because it was advertised as being “different” than expected. Overall, it was solid, if not as good as the first, but Jessica Rothe, who plays Tree, has fantastic facial expressions and sold the movie for what it was.
I was with the film for most of the ride … most of it.
**Spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U.**
The premise of the sequel is that the time loop that Tree was caught up in was caused by a science experiment by Ryan Phan and his fellow science friends Samar and Dre. Ryan wakes up the next day, finding that the loop has now passed from Tree to Ryan, as it is now September 19—one day after Tree’s relived day. Ryan is now the one cursed to relive the day, but his parallel time self ends up being the Babyface killer.
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