Happy Death Day (2017)

This could be one of the funnest films I’ve seen all year!

It’s a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It knows it’s not a new, earth shattering idea and it’s a concept we’ve seen many times before (it even has one of it’s characters mention the similarities between the situation and Groundhog Day) BUT it presents itself in a way that’s neatly packaged to keep you entertained from start to finish.

A college student named Tree (don’t get me started on how fucking stupid I think that name is) has to live her birthday/death day again and again in order to catch her murderer and save her life.

One thing I have to say is that the lead actress ‘Jessica Rothe’ is fantastic! Her character is a total bitch, but she somehow manages to give her a quirky and extremely likeable edge. I’ve never seen Jessica in anything before (apart from her few minutes of fame in La La Land) but after this I’ll be keeping an eye on what’s to come.

Lets talk about the elephant in the room – the repetitiveness. You would think that spending 100 minutes watching a movie that constantly is on repeat would get pretty boring, but it just doesn’t! It literally goes over and over and over and over and yet I’m still excited to see what will happen next.

To say that this is a horror might be a little bit too much. For me, it’s a comedy with a sprinkle of horror cliches thrown in to spice things up.

It reminded me so much of early 21st century slasher movies like ‘Valentine and Cherry Falls’ and I would love, love, love for more movies like this to be made.

I’m all for these new horror movies that are coming out and really trying to redefine the genre and all that deep, emotional stuff, but I also just want to binge watch shite masked murderers chase pretty girls around for no apparent reason.

If you’re looking for a good jump scare, gore or even a slice of suspense then this might not be what you were looking for, however, if you want to really have fun at the cinema and throughly enjoy a guilty pleasure then I couldn’t recommend this more.

7/10 – Give this film a chance!

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