Oct 17, 2017
Hollywood has found a winning new formula. “Happy Death Day,” a mash-up of two 1990s movies, has beaten “Blade Runner 2049,” a straight sequel of a 1980s cult hit, at the box office.
”Happy Death Day” takes the best bits from both movies: A young student (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in a dorm room, not remembering how she got there. It’s her birthday. She’s pretty much mean to everyone who crosses her path and, before she can attend her surprise birthday party, she’s murdered. And then? She wakes up in the same dorm room to relive the day again — 14 times, to be exact. The twist: She becomes a nicer person and a kick-ass vigilante and tries to figure out who keeps killing her.