‘Happy Death Day 2U’ review: A risky genre-bending exercise

Happy Death Day 2U as a go-for-broke sequel has a bunch of hit or miss ideas under its belt. The following review contains major spoilers from Happy Death Day and minor spoilers from Happy Death Day 2U. One of Blumhouse’s low-budget breakout films in 2017, Happy Death Day, is a high-concept, black-comedy slasher flick thatContinue reading “‘Happy Death Day 2U’ review: A risky genre-bending exercise”

Sidekick becomes main protagonist in ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel

As director-writer Christopher Landon developed the characters in Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller Happy Death Day 2U — the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hitHappy Death Day — it was important to give unexpected arcs to supporting players.( A great example is with Ryan (Pitch Perfect’s Phi Vu), Carter’s (Israel Broussard) annoying roommate: “Last time, Ryan wasContinue reading “Sidekick becomes main protagonist in ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel”