I enjoyed this one.
I like thrillers. I just love it when the villain is someone you can fight and win against instead of it being supernatural and you’re just there like…
(Not sure if I’m going to spoil anything. But just in case.)
So the plot’s about this girl named Tree. I don’t understand why her name is Tree. I can’t seem to get the significance either. Why tf you naming your kid Tree? What next? Ball? But anyway it’s about Tree who wakes up one morning in some guy’s (Carter’s) dorm room and gets killed by some person in a mask.
Then she wakes up and relives the same morning.
After the second time, she starts to freak out and just wants to stop herself from getting killed. It’s a legitimate wish. So the rest of the story is her trying to stop herself from getting killed. But the real beauty of the story doesn’t lie in the creative ways she still gets killed as much as she tries not to put herself in those predicaments. No, it lies in Tree’s gradual but definitely changing character arc. So although it’s like a thriller/slasher/suspense movie, you grow with the character and most thriller/slasher/suspense movies don’t do that. Most of them’s just like two people outsmarting each other or fighting against each other. This movie builds Tree which was really nice to see.
Although I really like the plot twist and everything, it does seem improbable. The guy behind the mask, yea… no… Not possible, not capable of the demandingness of the kills. And then there is the question of how on earth did she get stuck in the time loop. Are they going to introduce Trickster? (Cue Supernatural – Mystery Spot Season 3 EP 11) But well, that was unexplained.
Also, Carter believed real quick when Tree explained she was stuck in a time loop. Lori, Tree’s roommate, had a more believable reaction to being told Tree was stuck in a time loop. I was quite surprised by Carter. But here’s the thing, the plot required him to believe her or at least, it required someone to believe her so that they can offer her a solution: to find her murderer in hopes of maybe putting an end to it.
Personally though, I don’t like the motive of the murderer. The initial plan of the murderer…. seriously? How does that work? If that worked, wouldn’t the murderer be screwed? Like you’d definitely be charged for murder and you’ll go to jail for sure. So what the hell? You’d risk going to jail for that?!
And next, Tree is hella quick. When she was finally done and it was all over, she went to sleep only to wake up to the same day. You know at this point, I would have thought this is my Hell. I was never going to get out of it. This is it. This is fcuking it. I would not have managed to have the thought process she had to have realised that I’d actually died again before that day was over. Hellnaw. Because I mean how does she actually know that stopping herself from dying, finding out who killed her was the way to get out of the time loop? There were no rules of this time loop established.
But I’m not going to lie, I enjoyed this movie. I liked Tree. I liked Carter. And fcuk Gregory.