Tree Gelbman has to relive the exact same day over and over again on her birthday and figure out who tries to kill her in her party every time and why. She is killed at the end of each day by a serial killer with a grinning mask obscuring his features. Immediately upon dying, she wakes up again in the morning with complete memory of what she is undergone. She decides to catch hold of this clear killer's identity by imagining the encounter that she has daily.
Excellent terror studio Blumhouse released theHappy Death Day, where an unfortunate young lady finds herself trapped in a time loop where she's killed by a masked assailant. The spin? Additionally, it is her birthday. Okay, that is not the twist but now that name is a bit sillier and funnier, huh?The real spin, it seems, is that Tree wakes up following her murder, dreading the day. For some convoluted reason I am sure will be explained, '' she finds out the only way to break the cycle is to find out who's killing her, and why. A harried movie executive demands from his group of screenwriters, since that is how films work.
"Well, what should we do Groundhog, but it is the afternoon Bill Murray gets killed and that he keeps reliving the day until he solves the murder?" One of these suggests. The executive hires the bridge of his nose and shuts his eyes. He then presses a button along with countless hundreds of tiny "green lights" crash down onto his desk as he nods slowly, a slight smile creeping in. The screenwriters bruise the palms of their hands from high-fiving too much. Anyway, that's how I assume Happy Death Day was greenlit. It would be clear if so, anyway; this premise is rad. So how is it possible that the resulting film appears so uninspired?
Yes, it's only the trailer rather than the entire movie, but there appears to be enough evidence here to conclude that what might have been a box office blast will rather be a Netflix maybe at best. First of all, there is that name. Happy Death Day goes the road of naming the film after the day itself, rather than the impossible situation of that day being obstructed in a recursive loop. It shouldn't have worked for, but it did. It certainly does not work for Happy Death Day, largely because Death Day is not something, leaving this title sounding just like late-period Steven Seagal.
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