There's nothing like a clever interpretation of classic sci-fi time-tracking transport ̵
If you have not seen the first Happy Death Day and want to avoid spoilers, you may want to skip the trailer as it comes with a summary of the source material. Therefore, the continuation of the first movie should hardly be looked at at all (though we suggest you do just that).
That means: College student Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is murdered on her birthday and finds herself experiencing that day over and over again – just like Bill Murray's Weatherman in Groundhog Day (19459018) or Mulder and Scully in X-Files episode "Monday," if that's more in your lane). She uses the time warp to solve her own murder while dealing with a disturbingly jealous roommate Lori (Ruby Modine).
I'm not usually a fan of your average Slasher movie, with some notable comic horror exceptions: Cabin in the Woods, Scream or this year's you could be the killer . Happy Death Day fitted into this niche with its black humor and the genre-mashing use of the time warp. The film was overshadowed by the outstanding role Get Out (both produced and released by Blumhouse Productions), but still grossed $ 122 million globally against the modest budget of $ 4.8 million received positive reviews.
Director Chris B. Landon knew that if he made a sequel, he would focus on why Tree had ever landed in a time warp, rather than a direct retread. Happy Anniversary 2U attracts two years after the cessation of the original. A mutual friend comes in on Tree and her boyfriend Carter (Israel Broussard) in his dorm and says he has an extreme case of Deja Vu . "Reset one day when you died?" Tree says. "I might be able to help you." After all, she has already died eleven times.
She soon discovers that she's back in a time warp, but this time around, the killer in the spooky baby mask is also following her friends. (Ironically, the original killer is among the early victims.) This is a crisis for the student body: "Who will promise Kappa, now that we have a Killing Curse?" one of the Tree sorority sisters complains in pitch-perfect Slasher movie fashion. The only way to reset the day and save the lives of your friends is – you guessed it – so that Tree dies until the killer is stopped.
Here comes the turn. Some helpful physics students with more confidence than common sense think they can reset the day without having to die. Unfortunately, something goes horribly wrong and she has to die again and again to catch the killer in an alternative timeline.
The Happy Anniversary 2U will be released on cinemas on Valentine's Day February 14, 2019. Suppose we include this murderous sequel as a date movie, we suppose.