Happy Death Day Reviews
Most of the films run-time is taken up by Tree trying to find out who the killer is by seeing what every suspect is doing at the time of her murder, which gets her killed, a lot. The film also has a lot of side characters that we see nearly every life and sadly some of them get slightly annoying after the first few times you see them such as Danielle Bouseman (Rachel Matthews) or Ryan Phan (Phi Vu).
But there are certain likable characters Tree or Carter Davis (Israel Broussard), then the rest of the cast are okay. Unsuspectingly the film is quite funny in a lot of scenes especially after Tree realizes she can die lots of times.
The film does go downhill once the comedy stops and it tries to be a serious horror film, succumbing to some of the terrible horror clichés we know and love such as the main character learning how much of a bad person she has been and makes herself a better person.
Another good aspect of the film is the relationship between Tree and Carter even if it is clichéd and cheesy. During the film's first act it gets quite boring as the day repeats nearly exactly the same as the last day.
As I said earlier the films biggest downfalls are certain annoying side characters that are in the film way too much and the fact that when the film tries to be scary or emotional it falls flat.
So after everything I have said about the film I give Happy Death Day a 7/10 for having a cast of good actors and a decent premise but some of them being very annoyingly written and acted, also the films horror moments aren't actually scary except for a cheap jumpscare early in the film.
What was actually SURPRISING was Jessica Rothe. At the start I thought she would be your generic "blond girl who get's killed" and was just a tool for the film's idea but actually, she steals the show. In both how she worked well with the dark humour and GENERALLY, just a really LIKEABLE "i don't give a shit", tongue-in-CHEEK character who said and did things that had me jumping out of my seat laughing. Grew to really to like her and her performance is what get's a little extra 1/2 star from me for a solid 3 star film.