'Happy Death Day' (2017)
Just a Mediocre Horror Suitable for a Teen Girl Halloween Night
“I’m totally having deja vu right now.Oh, I have it all the time.It’s supposed to mean like someone’s thinking about you while they’re masturbating.I have it at least five times a day.”
You can’t really say Happy Death Day is original. You’ll immediately think of films as Groundhog Day and recently Before I Fall when watching this time loop/slasher movie. The same principle with one crucial difference. The person trapped in an apparently infinite time loop is being murdered each time by an unknown person wearing an idiotic mask. Are you expecting a humorous Friday the 13th flick? You’ll be pretty disappointed at the end of the film. It’s never as exciting as the infamous slasher films from the 80s. And you can’t call it funny either. Besides the clumsy attempt at the end when a link is made with Bill Murray and the mother of all “time loop” films. Unfortunately my final conclusion was already made. I’m still wondering what the fuzz was all about.
Horror for Teenies
A Mediocre Halloween Night Movie
The funniest (and most predictable) part of this film is of course the moment when the victim can predict future incidents as a true Nostradamus. The one who’s witnessing this stares at it in slack-jawed amazement. The makers succeeded in giving it an original twist. After every rebirth, Tree suffers more and more from sustained injuries. But apart from that, this is just a mediocre film. A kind of a Columbus case which needs to be solved after several time loops. It was not easy to point out the ultimate perpetrator. To be honest, I thought that was rather far-fetched. Really a film to watch with a few friends on a Halloween night. No more, no less.
My Rating: 5/10Link: IMDb