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MOVIE REVIEW: Happy Death Day is Full of Brainless Fun Happy Death Day is Full of Brainless Fun

(VVNG.com)- Imagine being able to have unlimited lives where you can do anything you want with no consequences because your day resets at night. Now imagine wasting those lives by making stupid decisions again and again… and again. Well, now you can watch a movie with the same premise that will make you roll your eyes and scoff at the screen every time you witness the main girl stuck in cheap horror clichés and constant plot holes. Of course, this all might be intentional because the flick is definitely self-aware and never tries to take itself too serious. Unfortunately, it is not as funny, scary or clever as it thinks it is. However, out of that cockiness comes out a pretty entertaining flick that is in no way deep or meaningful. It just provides a whole lot of mindless entertainment.

Jessica Rothe does a great job playing a conceded, vapid and trampy college girl, named Tree (yup, you read that right), who suddenly (and inexplicably) gets the ability to relive the same day over and over every time she gets killed by a masked murderer on her birthday. She figures that she has to find out who her killer is so she can stop living in a Deja-Vu bubble.

I give Happy Death Day, the Checky™ Sticker of Tolerance!” This is the perfect, imperfect, date-movie to go watch on any day, not just Friday the 13th. I’m thinking the filmmakers had a “that’s good enough” mentality during the production process. I enjoyed the jokes and had fun with the concept of the time loop. I just wish, they didn’t make the protagonist appear so dumb when she kept making stupid decisions during her many lives. They never really explained why she got the opportunity to go back in time. The girl in the movie seemed like, after a while, she got bored of having to repeat her day and then she embraced it and had some fun with it. That mirrored my feelings while watching this flick, I became uninterested when I realized that this film wasn’t going to be as good as I was expecting, but once I stopped overthinking everything, I was able to enjoy the flick for what it is.

There is no need to watch this movie over and over again, once is enough. Whether you check it out in theaters or rent it on Redbox, you are sure to have a (non-scary) good time, laughing and shaking your head at all the silliness this girl has to, repeatedly, go through.  

So, what did you think of Happy Death Day? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.

Official Synopsis: Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her


Ezequiel T (a.k.a., El Checky) is a Translator with a lifelong passion for films. He has been reviewing movies for years and has been watching, discussing and sometimes even making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 12 years, Joanna.
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