Let me just say that, I felt like this sequel was BETTER than the first one. There was almost a Scooby-Doo element to this movie, and I felt like it worked well. If you feel like you need to see the first one to understand this one, this film actually does a pretty good job of wrapping up what all happened in the first film early on in this one. So while you don’t really have to watch the first movie, I would love it if you did because it was a nice little treat.
This film gets a bit nerdy. And I will have to say that I am happy that I watch The Flash on The CW, or else some of the terms they used in this movie, would have seriously gone over my head. And it is actually in the science of it all, is where I feel like the movie may lose it’s audience for a bit. The terms are not totally over your head, but the general audience may get board by it.
This film has a good amount of heart. The chemistry and love between Tree and Carter is real. And it is something that they continued nicely from the first movie. There are a few other moments that happen in the film (no spoilers here), that make your heart fill up when you see a certain scene happen in the movie featuring Tree.
This film does pose the question of: If you could have another chance with a loved one, would you take it if it meant the world and life you originally built, would be shattered? I believe for most of us, the answer is “Yes”. Why? Because we are selfish and of course we want to see that certain someone (friend, relative, lover) again.
How they handled the babyface killer, is interesting. And how that particular storyline goes, it really adds an interesting twist to this film. Again, it plays out like Scooby-Doo in a way, but for me, it was fine. The babyface killer certainly will not go down as one of the cult killers of all-time, but for this franchise, it works well.
Overall, this film takes comedy, horror, and heart, and meshes them into a pretty solid film that makes it just a shade better than the first one. I am hearing that there could be a third film in this series, but to be honest, I am happy with the way they ended things. I give Happy Death Day 2U: 4 Dimensions out of 5.