Happy Death Day turned out to be an unlikely winner at this weekend’s Box Office, with a sizable pull and surprisingly warm reviews. Yes, there’s something about it that reeks of low-brow college humor ala Van Wilder and The House Bunny, but the movie is much more than a horror version of Groundhog’s Day. Yes, the plot is predictable and the gore is limited to PG-13, but the flick entertains with heart and smarts.
And there’s definitely more going on than simply a “final girl” trapped in a time loop; there’s a decent twist and compelling subtext regarding Millennials and hook-up culture. For an in-depth yet straightforward analysis of any genre offering, you can always count on the folks at Found Flix and their “Ending Explained” video for Happy Death Day is no exception.
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If you’ve seen the film and want to make certain you caught every nuance, peep the video below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! If you haven’t seen Happy Death Day (directed by Christopher Landon from a script penned by Scott Lobdell), skip down to the trailer & synopsis, then loop around later.
Official Synopsis: Ending Explained for the new time loop slasher film Happy Death Day. Tree finds herself being killed over and over by a mysterious person wearing a baby mask. In order to stop the loop she will have to find out who wants her dead.
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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.
Happy Death Day stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine.
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