A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer’s identity.
Happy Death Day has been on my mom’s and my watchlist for a while and last night we finally had the chance to watch it, courtesy of my boyfriend. We expected to be amused, and honestly? We were. Though I can’t get the term “fine vagine” out of my head now. Once again, another lame way to say vagina – but that’s a twitter conversation of another day.
This movie isn’t meant to have any real depth to it, but surprisingly enough it does give you the chance to get to know the characters… over and over again. The thing about those characters though? Most of them are petty and stereotypical. Then again, it’s frat boys and sorority girls that make up the majority of the cast.
If you’ve seen the trailer for Happy Death Day, then you already know the plot. It’s hard to go spoil a movie when its main plot device is in ever advertisement that aired for it. Tree, the main character, gets to relive her birthday every day, only to meet a gruesome (oh wait, you don’t actually see the details because PG-13) death at the hands of someone who wants her dead. The goal? For her to figure out who so that she can survive the night.
While the movie its self leans heavily on the silly side of things, it’s not a bore to watch. There are a few scenes that coaxed laughter from my mom and me (and the latter isn’t an easy feat). It’s mostly just a fun film meant to entertain more so than scare.