It’s been a while since the last time i actually had a time to watch a movie.
And I am glad that Megan Fox is dropped as Tree’s cast. LOL
(I kinda more like to see Jessica Rothe for some “reason”).
The real reason why I am watching this movie, is because today is Day’s birthday.
She was really pushy sometimes. And she really want to watch this movie, no matter what.
Before we start to talk about the movie, there is one thing that interest me.
The opening Universal logo gets abruptly sucked into oblivion and then restarts, referencing the film’s time loop element. This happens twice before the logo finally plays uninterrupted.
And it fun to start counting before realize that it only looping for twice. LOL
This movie is very simple. I kinda enjoy the whole story. The depressed time when you repeated a day again and again and knowing you’ll day each end of the day. The crazy moment when you are not even care anymore about what will happen next time.
And those time crying for help wishing this coming to an end.
Although it reminds me of some movies, like Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, etc.
But, there’s one movie that literally similar to this movie. It’s Groundhog Day (1993). Carter actually points out the similarities between Tree’s situation and the film Groundhog Day. There are in fact a few scenes that directly parallel that film’s events. Just like Phil, Tree proves that she has lived through this day by correctly pointing out several events about to take place around her. One of them is a frat brother passing out, whom she helps with a pillow. This may parallel the dying old man that Phil finds and tries to rescue. Phil points out that a waiter in the diner is gay, and Tree eventually finds out that Tim is gay. Her repeated unwanted encounters with Tim are similar to Phil running into Ned Ryerson. Two of Tree’s deaths involve getting hit by a bus and hanging herself in a bell-tower. Two of Phil’s suicides involved walking in front of a bus and throwing himself from a bell tower.
On one scene, Tree mentioning about 9 lives theory, just like a cat. Tree’s birthday is repeated a total of if nine times, her last chance being the next loop in accordance with the nine lives feline theorem.
I don’t like the baby mask killer. It’s too horrific for me using such an innocent character for that kind of purpose.
The Bayford University Baby killer costume was designed by Tony Gardner, who also designed the Ghostface mask, the horror icon of the Scream franchise and which is a reworked version of the Father’s Death Halloween costume. The original mask for the killer was a pig, a motif already done in the Saw movies so it was canceled and using the baby mask instead.
I found this fact interesting. So there is this original ending featured Tree Gelbman murdered again, thus entering another time loop. The test audience reacted furiously to this ending, feeling betrayed that the protagonist, after becoming a better person, could not break free. This ending was conceived as a way of leading the viewer to believe it was never going to end. So, ya the ending when everything went well is the best for this movie.
I can always enjoy a happy ending thriller movie. 😀
You’ll find something interesting in the end of the movie, and for that, i’ll say, “Good job, Carter!”