Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Rothe’

maxresdefault (1)One of the coolest concepts in film that was ever created in my opinion was the idea I call the Groundhog Day effect. The film inspired a movement where a certain character relives the same day over and over again to fix a wrong or change their ways. It’s a cool effect as long as it is done properly and when I viewed the trailer to today’s film Happy Death Day I thought that the film had potential. Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is your typical sorority girl who parties it up, but has a reputation to hold so that she doesn’t do the walk of shame. One thing is for certain and that is she has a hard time celebrating her birthday and this particular birthday is about to be a bigger burden. You see she keeps reliving the day of her death over and over again until she can figure out who is murdering so that it stops. The film also stars Israel Broussard (Flipped) as Carter, Ruby Modine (Shameless) as Lori, Rachel Matthews as Danielle, Charles Aitken (The Knick) as Gregory, Rob Mello (The Magnificent Seven) as Jeffrey Tombs, Caleb Spillyards (Into The Badlands) as Ted, Laura Clifton (The New Guy) as Stephanie, and the film was directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse ). 

Happy-Death-DayThis is one of those films where you try to think that you are smarter than the writer of the film or at least you want to prove to him that you’re not that stupid. I immediately had three suspects that I had chosen from watching the film and I have to say that I should have gone with my first choice. My second choice looked like the jackpot winner until the writer fooled me and showed me that I should have gone with my initial choice. For the most part I thought that it was actually a pretty decent film for a PG-13 even though I could have hoped for an R for one scene. Nonetheless, it was well executed until the focus changed and it all became about her doing what was right by everyone as the motivation to live. There’s this sob scene with her dad that I could have done without, but I get why it’s there. Other than that, it was a pretty decent flick which gives a nod to Groundhog Day which I thought was cool of them to acknowledge it. Is the best horror film ever made, well no it isn’t, but it’s the season for horror films so why not. Just think of the film as Sorority Girls meets Groundhog Day and this is the film that you kind of have. I hope that makes sense to all of you, but I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.