Critics Say ‘Happy Death Day’ Is Like ’13 Going On 30′ But With Murder, And That’s Enough To Get Us Excited

Published On October 11, 2017 » 217 Views» By Z-rowe »

Sometimes you see a trailer for a silly horror film and you think, “Okay. That’s dumb,” and then sometimes you think, “Okay. That’s dumb, but it’s also going to be a lot of fun to watch.”

When I saw the trailer for Happy Death Day a few weeks ago, I had the second reaction. Maybe it was the fact that 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ was playing throughout the trailer, or maybe it was that it reminded me of a campy, horror version of Groundhog Day.

Happy Death Day hits theaters this weekend, which means the reviews are slowly starting to come in. Out of 7 reviews, 5 have been fresh, and this review from The Verge has us really excited because it compares the movie to 13 Going On 30

“The structural conceit of Happy Death Day is obviously borrowed from Groundhog Day — which gets a hat tip in the movie’s final scene — but it actually has a lot more in common with the 2004 Jennifer Garner gem 13 Going on 30.”

I’m sold. I ain’t afraid to admit I loved (love) 13 Going on 30. I watch that movie every single time I’m sick in bed. It always puts me in a good mood.

I know Happy Death Day won’t change my life or win any awards, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be extremely entertaining to watch.



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