HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is the rare "Comedy/Thriller." It's not a slapstick over the top comedy like Scary Movie. It has some real Boogeyman in the closet scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat; while meanwhile, the movie delivers plenty of laughs during all of the scary stuff.
The lead actress, Jessica Rothe plays Tree Gelbman. The movie is set on her birthday and she relives that one day over and over again in a parallel universe. Celebrating your birthday every day wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that she dies at the end of every day. It was reminiscent of the movie Ground Hog Day where Bill Murray had to live the same day over and over again.
The sequel picks up where the original took off and now the nerdy clique of college students has caused Tre's current situation in an alternate universe with a lab project that transfers them all to another reality.
In the new universe, a lot of things have changed. For instance, her boyfriend and she are not together in this world and in the sequel her mother is back from the dead. But still, in the alternate universe, someone wants to kill her.
There are a lot more laughs than thrills in HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U. It wasn't exactly what I expected but it was still a good time. The movie is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I give this movie a LARGE.